I know well that one day you will hate me, and not
because you will not add this or that feature....because I'm requesting
many new improvements every day.....
For me Lumion is an
excellent software, perhaps lacks some basic 3d editing or I would like
to have a more powerful material editor. Probably one day Lumion will
have a node based material editor...who knows...but please, don't add
Serious improvements looking at the new technologies: 64bit+multicore+CUDA/OpenCL
Lumion all editing is in realtime but rendering I think is really slow.
I have a dual quadcore 3.2Ghz with 16Gb and one Quadro CX with
1.5Gb...I think that this configuration is enough to use Lumion profesionally. I ordered a new GTX
580 not only for Lumion but because I use Vray 2.0 RT.
The new technologies I'm speaking are all for the realtime rendering. With gpus you can render a quasi realtime photorealistic image.
Look what is possible now:Arion monster machine - RandomControl Wiki
me realtime means realtime in all directions, rendering a static image,
moving a photorealistic 3d scenes, render an mp4 video.
Lumion is rendering a movie on my workstation at 1280x720 + extra frame
at maximum. Every frame needs 24/30 seconds to complete ( I wasn't able
to enable motion blur because is buggy in RC2 release). I see that all
are idle, only 1% is used.
With EVGA Precision tool I can check what my gpu is doing: 869Mb used, gpu usage 0%
I think that if Lumion used all cores the render would increase the speed
I don't know were is the bottleneck, probably CUDA could help Lumion to speed up the mp4 encoding
64bit processing could help too?
16 hours to complete a 1280x760 1':30" animation is not realtime.
I'm optimistic: Lumion will be faster...