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by graphicsMan
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Data Sets
Topic: Request: Soda Hall
Replies: 5
Views: 10048

Re: Request: Soda Hall

Well, second time fails too. Probably larger than the maximum upload size (sucky that it doesn't tell you this before you wait for forever). For now, the file can be found here: http://www.eng.utah.edu/~budge/soda.tar.7z This is probably not a very good permanent location; if someone has a better sp...
by graphicsMan
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Data Sets
Topic: Request: Soda Hall
Replies: 5
Views: 10048

Re: Request: Soda Hall

I've got it, but it is prohibitively large for upload here; I tried once already, and it seems that my page reset just as upload finished (after about 20 minutes). I will try a different compression technique and see if I can push something smaller.
by graphicsMan
Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: General Development
Topic: Dissapointing building times from lbvh gpu based builder
Replies: 35
Views: 27927

Re: Dissapointing building times from lbvh gpu based builder

On the other hand, understanding bias and it's sources is important. For example, proper importance sampling is unbiased, and doing it wrong can have important consequences. Even in algorithms such as photon mapping that have bias, we still try to limit the sources of our bias, and reduce those that...
by graphicsMan
Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:27 am
Forum: General Development
Topic: Dissapointing building times from lbvh gpu based builder
Replies: 35
Views: 27927

Re: Dissapointing building times from lbvh gpu based builder

I don't hate unbiased. I think it's a useful concept. The trouble is when people think that unbiased means anything without stating the problem being solved. Or to assume that biased solutions must be worse.
by graphicsMan
Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: ompf2
Topic: Vote for a new domain name for your favorite forum!
Replies: 32
Views: 33814

Re: Suggest a new domain name for your favorite forum!

We probably have enough ideas here to put them to a vote. Jacco, is it possible to put a poll widget into the thread?
by graphicsMan
Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: ompf2
Topic: Vote for a new domain name for your favorite forum!
Replies: 32
Views: 33814

Re: Suggest a new domain name for your favorite forum!

raytastic? raygasmic? rayalistic?
by graphicsMan
Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: ompf2
Topic: Vote for a new domain name for your favorite forum!
Replies: 32
Views: 33814

Re: Suggest a new domain name for your favorite forum!

There are already other rendering forums (fora), and ompf has always been more ray tracing oriented (although certainly digressions into other algorithms has not, and should not be disallowed). Therefore, I prefer raydev. rtdev seems good as well. As for .org vs .com vs .net, I'd say first .org, the...
by graphicsMan
Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: General Development
Topic: Tangents computation problem
Replies: 11
Views: 9784

Re: Tangents computation problem

Yes, but one thing at a time :) Do you have a simpler mode than metropolis? If you've got a metropolis-based renderer, it should be super trivial for you to code up a regular path tracer. 0) write simple path tracer 1) use mersenne twister (or variant) for your RNG 2) make sure basis created from no...
by graphicsMan
Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: General Development
Topic: Preetham Sun, spectral rendering
Replies: 15
Views: 11702

Re: Preetham Sun, spectral rendering

The preetham model has issues when the sun is near the horizon.