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Echo Boost v2.5.1

Testing for Echo Boost (2011)

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Post by Fletch »

It could be 2x faster (in some cases) if you fixed the specular sampling bug. O:)


ANOTHER TEST:
Chair Loft test - 06 - PMFG Med+AA - KT standard render preset
800x449 res - 8 threads 3.62Ghz vista 64bit o.s.

Echo 08 - 5m03s
boost32 - 4m30s 10.9% faster
boost64 - 4m16s 15.5% faster <why so conistently faster than 64 bit?

quality of render results for each was identical. renders for each were not identical, difference was in ray shooting and soft shadow noise.
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Post by Fletch »

retesting for teapot museum scene.
32 showing boost now in 8 threads. don't know what the problem was before -maybe I had threads set wrong or something.
But I haven't run into the problem again since then. So hopefully it was a one-off, and just a stupid user error. :lol:

8threads, vista 64bit os, 640x480 res
Echo08 - 52s
Boost32 - 41s 78%
Boost64 - 40s 76%

(you don't need to see the images, same as before, all very similar.)
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Post by ToMasz »

Yippee!! New version of KT :)
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Post by massimo »

Did some biased & unbiased tests. The new 32 bit version seems very good. :grin:
About OBJ & 3ds files: both the 2.5.1 versions seem fine with OBJ, while 3ds still have unpredictable results.
Biased comparison...
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Post by massimo »

...Some more...
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Post by massimo »

...Unbiased test preset 19 - 15 m - 1 thread.
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Re: Echo Boost v2.5.1

Post by ToMasz »

I cannot download 32bit version:
Error 404 - Not found

Your browser can't find the document corresponding to the URL you typed in.
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Post by ToMasz »

Helloooooo! :roll:
None of the links actually work for me.
:cry:
Where did you get your versions from??
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Post by Fletch »

the links accidentally went public for a limited time, :roll: and were pulled as a security measure by Giannis - sorry T!
I can email you the 32 bit - email me to remind me.
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