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Heckbarth on
DAZ Studio Test Scene – share your Iray Render Speeds

Thursday, 11th July 2019

RTX2080 8GByte on a MSI GT75 Titan 9SG w/ 64 GByte. Optix OFF --- 2019-07-11 10:57:03.352 Iray INFO - module:category(IRAY:RENDER): 1.0 IRAY rend info : Rendering... 2019-07-11 10:57:03.352 Iray VERBOSE - module:category(IRAY:RENDER): 1.9 IRAY rend progr: CUDA device 0 (GeForce RTX 2080): Processing scene... (...) 2019-07-11 11:03:08.883 Finished Rendering 2019-07-11 11:03:08.918 Total Rendering Time: 6 minutes 5.79 seconds 2019-07-11 11:03:34.615 WARNING: ..\..\..\..\..\src\sdksource\cloud\dzcloudtasknotifier.cpp(178): peer performed orderly shutdown errno=0

Jay Versluis on
Editing DAZ clothing using a reference figure in ZBrush

Wednesday, 10th July 2019

Thank you! I remember using it a few years ago, but I don’t recall it being as elegant as it is now. The morph-less option is so quick. If only I knew more about how to use the many brush tools properly... I wonder if there’s a similar tool for Blender?

DreamLab on
Editing DAZ clothing using a reference figure in ZBrush

Wednesday, 10th July 2019

Nice Jay, I really like this. I was working on doing this exact thing a few days ago but ran into a big issue. Once I got in ZBrush I didn't know how to fix my issue. LOL Well, I'm going through my old notes now so that should be resolved soon. The GoZ tool seems to be a fantastic way to quickly create custom morphs for fixing clothing items for characters.

Jay Versluis on
DAZ Studio Test Scene – share your Iray Render Speeds

Tuesday, 9th July 2019

It is indeed, I'm glad you deciphered the log files that way. I've never noticed that we see the iterations for each GPU/CPU in the log. My two relatively fast Xeons are on par with a GTX 970/980, but they're nowhere close to any RTX card. Fun to see all these results, including the laptop. Sorry for the lateness in my reply by the way, I'm only now getting a chance to sit down and collate all the results. It'll be a fun read when the whole table is up though :-)

Jay Versluis on
DAZ Studio Test Scene – share your Iray Render Speeds

Monday, 8th July 2019

Thank you! Actually if you have both CPU and GPU checked, Iray will try to use both of them together. It's not always beneficial for render times though, even the fastest current CPUs don't render as fast as a good GPU can do it. On my old system with two Xeons and a GTX 970, there was an improvement when I used CPU and GPU together. On my newer system, with two faster Xeons and an RTX 2080, there's almost no difference (at the expense o a lot more heat). CPU is used as a fallback option only when the GPU cannot be used for rendering. DAZ Studio 4.10 and RTX cards are a good example: although the RTX cards were detected and selectable, 4.10 would render with the CPU instead.

Jay Versluis on
DAZ Studio Test Scene – share your Iray Render Speeds

Monday, 8th July 2019

Thank you so much, this was very thorough! I'm off this whole week, so I'm hoping to compile all these results into a handy reference table in the next couple of days.

Matthias Gaebel on
DAZ Studio Test Scene – share your Iray Render Speeds

Monday, 8th July 2019

GeForce GTX 1070 (8192 MB GDDR5 Video-Memory, 1506 MHz) NVIDIA Studio Driver Ver. 430.86 DAZ Studio 4.11.0.383 Pro Edition (64-bit) i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 16GB RAM Win10 Home 64-bit, Ver.1803 Build 17134.858 GPU only OptixPrime = false 12 minutes 59.69 seconds GPU: 4059 iterations, 0.429s init, 777.737s render GPU only (after letting the PC run for 24h) OptixPrime = true 10 minutes 37.47 seconds GPU: 3662 iterations, 0.489s init, 635.374s render GPU only (after a reboot) OptixPrime = true 10 minutes 43.25 seconds GPU: 3691 iterations, 0.506s init, 641.258s render GPU only (no restart, directly after the render above) OptixPrime = true 10 minutes 37.25 seconds GPU: 3662 iterations, 0.206s init, 635.684s render GPU only + Denoiser (no restart, directly after the render above) OptixPrime = true 10 minutes 50.79 seconds GPU: 3686 iterations, 0.217s init, 649.246s render GPU+CPU OptixPrime = true 10 minutes 47.94 seconds GPU: 3528 iterations, 0.454s init, 645.984s render CPU: 147 iterations, 0.666s init, 641.943s render GPU+CPU OptixPrime = false 13 minutes 18.21 seconds GPU: 3871 iterations, 0.520s init, 796.152s render CPU: 177 iterations, 0.199s init, 792.908s render CPU only OptixPrime = false 2 hours 3.1 seconds (Maximum render time exceeded) CPU: 2066 iterations, 0.533s init, 7200.814s render

Jay Versluis on
What is the /data/auto_adapted folder in DAZ Studio

Friday, 5th July 2019

UPDATE July 2019: I've clarified the section about finding the auto_adapted folder.

Nathan Gopen on
DAZ Studio Test Scene – share your Iray Render Speeds

Wednesday, 3rd July 2019

04023 iterations after 738.814s

Nathan Gopen on
DAZ Studio Test Scene – share your Iray Render Speeds

Wednesday, 3rd July 2019

So far as I understand, i you have both checked, but the scene all fits in GPU, it will use that. CPU is only fallback support.

Nathan Gopen on
DAZ Studio Test Scene – share your Iray Render Speeds

Wednesday, 3rd July 2019

Total Rendering Time: 12 minutes 27.4 seconds. GPU only, GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Ryan Zimmerman on
DAZ Studio Test Scene – share your Iray Render Speeds

Wednesday, 26th June 2019

2019-06-26 17:21:28.468 Total Rendering Time: 5 minutes 13.16 seconds 6800k 32gb ram 1070ti 1070 OptiX = true CPU = false

Patrick S. on
DAZ Studio Test Scene – share your Iray Render Speeds

Sunday, 16th June 2019

System build: Wndows 10 64bit pro CPU 4790K DDR3 32 GB 980 TI + 1080 TI MSI test render daz 4.10 driver 391.35 iray not started in viewport: 4m24s test render daz 4.10 driver 419.17 iray not started in viewport: 4m24s test render daz 4.11 beta driver 419.17 iray not started in viewport: 4m01s test render daz 4.11 pulic driver 419.17 iray not started in viewport: 4m01s (same as beta) so there is a slight increase in faster rendering.... but i gues from reading the real improvement is on the RTX cards

Steve Wood-Davies on
DAZ Studio Test Scene – share your Iray Render Speeds

Saturday, 15th June 2019

MSI Titan Pro GT75VR 7RF 17.3" Gaming Laptop i7 32GB 512GB+1TB GTX1080 Win 10H Windows 10 Version 1809 May Update nVidia GeForce 1080 GTX 8Gb RAM 2019-06-16 10:30:37.097 Total Rendering Time: 9 minutes 14.75 seconds

Zincau on
DAZ Studio Test Scene – share your Iray Render Speeds

Saturday, 15th June 2019

RTX 2080 AMD Ryzen 2700x 6:30

Marco on
DAZ Studio Test Scene – share your Iray Render Speeds

Wednesday, 22nd May 2019

GTX 1080 Ti MSI DUKE: 2019-05-22 19:19:03.646 Iray INFO - module:category(IRAY:RENDER): 1.0 IRAY rend info : CUDA device 0 (GeForce GTX 1080 Ti): compute capability 6.1, 10.9998 GiB total, 8.44316 GiB available 2019-05-22 19:28:20.480 Iray INFO - module:category(IRAY:RENDER): 1.0 IRAY rend info : Received update to 03939 iterations after 540.020s. 2019-05-22 19:28:26.987 Total Rendering Time: 9 minutes 7.38 seconds GTX 1080 Asus Turbo : 2019-05-22 19:01:04.458 Iray INFO - module:category(IRAY:RENDER): 1.0 IRAY rend info : CUDA device 1 (GeForce GTX 1080) 2019-05-22 19:14:36.406 Iray INFO - module:category(IRAY:RENDER): 1.0 IRAY rend info : Received update to 03932 iterations after 811.949s. 2019-05-22 19:14:45.731 Total Rendering Time: 13 minutes 42.31 seconds GTX 1080 Ti MSI DUKE + GTX 1080 Asus Turbo : 2019-05-22 19:34:58.579 Iray INFO - module:category(IRAY:RENDER): 1.0 IRAY rend info : CUDA device 0 (GeForce GTX 1080 Ti): compute capability 6.1, 10.9998 GiB total, 8.34941 GiB available 2019-05-22 19:34:58.609 Iray INFO - module:category(IRAY:RENDER): 1.0 IRAY rend info : CUDA device 1 (GeForce GTX 1080): compute capability 6.1, 7.99982 GiB total, 6.11021 GiB available 2019-05-22 19:41:55.532 Iray INFO - module:category(IRAY:RENDER): 1.0 IRAY rend info : Received update to 03934 iterations after 324.629s. 2019-05-22 19:41:59.392 Total Rendering Time: 5 minutes 29.16 seconds Two GPU + 14-nm "Kaby Lake" 4.2 GHz Intel "Core i7" processor (7700K)  2019-05-22 19:54:54.292 Iray INFO - module:category(IRAY:RENDER): 1.0 IRAY rend info : Received update to 03933 iterations after 334.761s. 2019-05-22 19:54:58.654 Total Rendering Time: 5 minutes 39.81 seconds ( More than only two gpu !)

4AM on
Where does DAZ Studio save Morph Files

Wednesday, 22nd May 2019

Nope, this is not working at all. Morphs won't show up!

Jay Versluis on
DAZ Studio Test Scene – share your Iray Render Speeds

Tuesday, 21st May 2019

Noce, thank you! What a lovely setup, you have the best of both worlds: a Mac and GPUs. Heaven! Would you mind rendering the scene again for me, and only enable one GPU at a time? That way I can get a sense as to how well each GPU performs on its own. Thank you so much for taking part in this test!

Marco on
DAZ Studio Test Scene – share your Iray Render Speeds

Monday, 20th May 2019

Imac 27 2017 i7 with two EGPU (with external thunderbolt3 Akitio node enclosures) : 2019-05-20 18:33:58.301 Iray INFO - module:category(IRAY:RENDER): 1.0 IRAY rend info : CUDA device 0 (GeForce GTX 1080 Ti) 2019-05-20 18:33:58.301 Iray INFO - module:category(IRAY:RENDER): 1.0 IRAY rend info : CUDA device 1 (GeForce GTX 1080) 2019-05-20 18:39:26.717 Iray INFO - module:category(IRAY:RENDER): 1.0 IRAY rend info : Received update to 03954 iterations after 328.416s.

Jay Versluis on
12 Procreate Brushes: Stitches and Sequins

Saturday, 18th May 2019

Hi Michelle, sadly I don’t have the latest version of Procreate for the iPad, so I’m not sure what may have changed over the years. I can open these brushes fine on Procreate Pocket for iPhone though, so that’s good news. Try that, perhaps once in Procreate Pocket, you can find a way to export them to your iPad?

Michelle on
12 Procreate Brushes: Stitches and Sequins

Saturday, 18th May 2019

These are great and I’ve been looking for something like this but the files won’t open on my iPad Pro. It gives the error of “ this file is not supported” 😔

Robert on
About that Denoiser in DAZ Studio 4.11

Wednesday, 15th May 2019

Great article on the new denoiser in Daz Studio and the comparison images were very helpful. Hopefully, DS 4.11 will come out of beta soon!

Jay Versluis on
My GOLDEN HALF – a Camera Review

Sunday, 12th May 2019

It’s been a while since I’ve handled my Golden Half, but from what I remember the film transport and shutter are not connected. You can press the shutter as many times as you like, which creates an exposure every time you click. So for two exposures, wins the film, the press the shutter twice (or more time). Hope this helps!

Nhu Hoang on
My GOLDEN HALF – a Camera Review

Friday, 10th May 2019

hi, do you turn the knob until it stops each time you press the shutter? or you press the shutter 2 times for double frames and then turn the knob? Thank you

bob neff on
How to move the pivot point of an object in DAZ Studio

Tuesday, 30th April 2019

i did exactly what jay wrote and it worked perfectly.the gizmo's people refer to are also known as the Cartesian coordinate system.

madd vybzz on
DAZ Studio Test Scene – share your Iray Render Speeds

Monday, 22nd April 2019

Iterations 1145

madd vybzz on
DAZ Studio Test Scene – share your Iray Render Speeds

Monday, 22nd April 2019

2019-04-22 15:30:41.190 Total Rendering Time: 18 minutes 57.74 seconds GeForce MX 150

0Calvin on
DAZ Studio Test Scene – share your Iray Render Speeds

Sunday, 21st April 2019

Oh man, thank you so much for checking out my books. Flicker World is a fun book so hopefully you will like it. I think it has a good combination humor, action, and nerdiness. Then again, I am biased so... At any rate, good luck with the card. I'm glad I was helpful to you since your tutorials were definitely helpful to me. Hopefully we can chat again some time.

Jay Versluis on
DAZ Studio Test Scene – share your Iray Render Speeds

Sunday, 21st April 2019

😂 That's good to hear! It's the AMP edition: https://www.zotac.com/us/product/graphics_card/zotac-gaming-geforce-rtx-2080-amp When compared to the twin-fan version, it has a slightly higher clock speed, uses 10W more power and has nice LED lights. Think I'll get exactly this card, if it fits into my case. The added benefit is that I can spread payments with Amazon over 5 months, it won't let me do that with the twin-fan version (too cheap I guess). How exciting! BTW, I've just read the first chapter of Flicker World - I can't wait to read more!

0Calvin on
DAZ Studio Test Scene – share your Iray Render Speeds

Sunday, 21st April 2019

Mine is actually a ZOTAC as well. ZT-T20800D-10P. This version has three fans. It is surprisingly quiet and has yet to melt into a puddle, which is nice. There was no rational in choosing this card, however. It was simply the one that was bundled with my PC since I took the lazy way out and bought a pre-configured system.