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

Sunday, 24th March 2019

Ugh, forgot to add it was with 4090 iterations at 8 min 27.1 seconds.

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

Sunday, 24th March 2019

Hi. I ran the test file on my system: 2019-03-24 13:42:25.637 Total Rendering Time: 8 minutes 27.1 seconds I rebooted my PC and only started Daz studio, loaded the test file, and hit render. I didn't make any changes to render settings. My system specs are: Windows 10 64 bit AMD Ryzen 5 1600x (6 core CPU) 32 Gig Ram @ 3200 MHz GeForce GTX 1080 Ti I installed Windows 10 over a year ago and I have a lot of programs installed so that may cause some slow down with the O/S but I don't experience any noticeable slowness or issues yet. Eventually I'd love to have a dedicated render box but I'd also love to win the lottery so we'll see how that goes. :)

Bradford Knight on
DAZ Studio Test Scene – share your Iray Render Speeds

Saturday, 23rd March 2019

GTX 660M (384 cores) 3710 iterations, 0.510s init, 7201.056s render (2h 3.17s) -Max render time exceeded RTX 2070 (2304 cores) 4114 iterations, 0.186s init, 496.880s render (8 min, 18.37s) RTX 2070 + Ryzen7 2700 GPU - 3786 iterations, 0.361s init, 471.610s render CPU - 314 iterations, 0.150s init, 469.535s render (7min, 53.28s) Interesting to see how little the CPU added to the render

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

Saturday, 23rd March 2019

Sadly no # of iterations from previous run.But retesting it right now. Just GPU (forgot to mention, no OC in my system) default IRAY - 11:09.01 - 4762 iterations modified IRAY - 9:22.30 - 3937 iterations So I did something before Great JV? :D I can knock one level of my 'fluorescently green in DAZ' scale. I was 257 4 months ago, now about 255. Still haven't got a clue...

Bjorn Vermeulen on
DAZ Studio Test Scene – share your Iray Render Speeds

Saturday, 23rd March 2019

GTX1080TI: Total Rendering Time: 7 minutes 29.56 seconds GTX1080TI +I9900k@4.8:Total Rendering Time: 6 minutes 57.69 seconds

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

Saturday, 23rd March 2019

I believe the render time is missing here :-( It's probably still in your log file though, paste the whole line that reads "total rendering time". Thanks, Bartosz!

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

Saturday, 23rd March 2019

Great, thank you!

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

Saturday, 23rd March 2019

Thank you, Michael! Could you add the number of iterations it took your card to do this? It appears to be different between cards, I'm curious. I'll look into the texture compression settings, I've never dared play with those yet :-)

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

Saturday, 23rd March 2019

Hi Jay So this I can contribute because its not beyond my skill set. :) W10/32GB RAM Default IRAY - texture compression 512/1024 1080Ti - 11:00.61 1080Ti+1920x - 10:43.30 My IRAY setup: texture compression 64 Medium - 1024 high 1080Ti - 9:24.56 1080Ti+1920x - 8:19.69 However, running with default IRAY render developed a lot of artifacts when compared to modified settings. Uploading pictures to your Twitter feed, oh and using DAZ 4.10.

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

Saturday, 23rd March 2019

Hi, just watched your YouTube and nothing else to do.. so: 2019-03-23 09:46:18.919 Total Rendering Time: 27 minutes 50.20 seconds Iray INFO - module:category(IRAY:RENDER): 1.0 IRAY rend info : Received update to 03625 iterations after 1652.454s. Graphic card GTX 1050ti

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

Friday, 22nd March 2019

RTX 2070 GPU only 2019-03-23 00:46:05.014 Iray INFO - module:category(IRAY:RENDER): 1.0 IRAY rend info : Received update to 00984 iterations after 28.659s.

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

Friday, 22nd March 2019

4 minutes, 13 seconds @ 3688 iterations with the RTX 2080ti beast. I didn't have the CPU turned off, but I doubt it would have made a lot of difference. Might try that just for giggles. Also I did not have the preview set to Iray. It's all magic, Jay! 😆

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

Friday, 22nd March 2019

Oh yes, CPU vs GPU rendering is a total mystery to me too. Depending on the scene, the CPU can render a scene slightly faster than my GPU - while on other scenes it's the other way round. Same in Blender. I'd love to know why that is... Also, sometimes with my CPU and GPU together, I get a slightly faster speed than with my GPU alone, whereas other times it's a great deal faster. Weird!

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

Friday, 22nd March 2019

Thank you so much! And what an interesting outcome. My GTX 970 needed about 17 minutes, but interestingly also needed twice the amount of iterations to arrive at the same result. I'd assume that the amount of iterations would still be the same, just iterating faster - how interesting. I can't wait to get more results. I'll make a short video about this too, let's see what other surprises we'll find :-)

Mark Drutarosky on
DAZ Studio Test Scene – share your Iray Render Speeds

Friday, 22nd March 2019

Also I had the viewport in both of these test runs selected to NVIDA iRay before starting the test which I am sure cut down on the rendering time.

Mark Drutarosky on
DAZ Studio Test Scene – share your Iray Render Speeds

Friday, 22nd March 2019

This set was done with the CPU turned off on the advanced render tab 2019-03-22 16:42:13.696 Iray INFO - module:category(IRAY:RENDER): 1.0 IRAY rend info : CUDA device 0 (GeForce GTX 1080 Ti): 3993 iterations, 0.191s init, 573.028s render Interesting that it did 36 more iterations 47 seconds faster. Now if I could only get dForce to stop blowing up the clothes!!!

Mark Drutarosky on
DAZ Studio Test Scene – share your Iray Render Speeds

Friday, 22nd March 2019

2019-03-22 16:10:30.734 Iray INFO - module:category(IRAY:RENDER): 1.0 IRAY rend info : CUDA device 0 (GeForce GTX 1080 Ti): 3957 iterations, 0.542s init, 620.495s render I am using a 27" mid-2011 iMac i had both the CPU and GPU on this run.

Jay Versluis on
My new HP Z600 Workstation

Friday, 22nd March 2019

Oh nice, thanks for sharing! How did you do that? Do you have to register for those results to be memorised? I'd love to post mine, so we have a bit of a comparison going.

Michael Dowson on
Handy Keyboard Shortcuts in Adobe Premiere Pro

Thursday, 14th March 2019

Hi Jay, Great Post on Premiere pro shortcut. I'm Michael Dowson, an Associate Video Editor at Motionarray.com. I was on the hunt for information on Premiere Pro Keyboard shortcuts a little while ago when I came across this post. One thing I noticed in my research was that most of the keyboard shortcut information is out of date which is why we have recently decided to launch a complete guide to Premiere Pro Keyboard on our site. https://motionarray.com/premiere-pro/ultimate-list-of-adobe-premiere-keyboard-shortcuts/ We’ve been lucky to get a huge number of Google search since it’s launching in February. Would it be too much to ask of you to include our most recent and up-to-date infographic in your post or perhaps feature the URL as a valuable resource page inside it?

Robert Jr Goddard on
My new HP Z600 Workstation

Monday, 11th March 2019

Nice I should show you guys my specs https://www.3dmark.com/spy/5756842

Jan Nielsen on
How to use Spotlights with NVIDIA Iray in DAZ Studio

Sunday, 10th March 2019

Thank you very much! Now I am finally able to use Iray, after months of frustration. :-)

Diane on
12 Procreate Brushes: Stitches and Sequins

Saturday, 9th March 2019

Thank you for being so generous!

Rod on
Where does OBS Studio save settings?

Wednesday, 6th March 2019

Cool beans! I just put together a little video with OBS where I parent a Poser camera to an area in that TruForm yacht, then show how I use an existing prop to determine the X-Y-Z coordinates to bring a figure into the scene. I'll probably post it on YT tomorrow. Just hope I don't sound to amateurish LOL.

Jay Versluis on
My new HP Z600 Workstation

Sunday, 24th February 2019

😂 That is funny! These things happen I guess. If I remember correctly, the Z600 can be opened without the need for a screwdriver, same goes for installing cards. I’ve just installed an Elgato HD60 Pro in mine and haven’t needed a single tool. Which Torx are you referring to?

stephen on
My new HP Z600 Workstation

Sunday, 24th February 2019

Hi Jay, I have just installed a new graphics card and now can't fit the left panel back. Do you remember what size the Torx scews are? I will have to order a screwdriver. Thanks!

Jay Versluis on
My new HP Z600 Workstation

Friday, 22nd February 2019

Hi Timothy, glad the article helped - I totally agree, this is a "jumping into the deep end" type hobby, certainly not mainstream ;-) My Z600 is still running in this exact configuration, and it's so smooth that it has become my main workstation - replacing my Mac Mini, which is sitting on the same desk. The heavy lifting is done by the Z600 (rendering, 3D intense games, transcoding), while I use the Mac for Photoshop, writing, coding and web administration. They compliment each other well, and if I were looking for another Windows machine, I'd do exactly the same thing again: source a Z600/Z620/Z800 from eBay on the cheap, get good GPU, max out the RAM and give him an SSD. I'll take that over a $4k new build any day. In answer to your question, as in "can the stock Z600 power supply cope with a GTX 1080", I'd say: probably. NVIDIA are a little sketchy with their exact power requirements, but if I go by these two spec sheets for the GTX 970 and the GTX 1080, it appears that both are equally happy with a 500W power supply. Since the 970 works OK, and the 1080 doesn't need too much more extra wattage, I guess the chances are good. It all depends on the amount of attached USB devices and internal drives and cards of course, and there's the thing about the 8-pin adaptor you need to build somehow, but as you said, there are ways around it. Let me know how it's going in your adventures, I'd be interested in adding a 1080ti to my next Zxx system.

TIMOTHY HELD on
My new HP Z600 Workstation

Friday, 22nd February 2019

I know that this is old but thought I'd chime in as I am having fun messing around with my budget build. I have the HP Z600 and can confirm the MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4gb works perfectly in this machine. What I did was take the 6 pin from the power supply and hooked it directly into the card. Then I got a dual sata adapter to 8 pin cable and plugged it into the 8 pin on the top of the GPU. I used the 2 sata power cables that extend from the base of the MB. This machine has 2 sata power cables, a Molex, and a mini 4 pin (not sure what it is called). I then converted the Molex with a Molex to 4 Sata cable adapter, for a USB 3 PCIe adapter, an SSD, and the DVD reader. I put the GPU in the first X16 slot which outputs 75 Watts of power and the supplemental power from the configuration mentioned. I have had no issues at all. I have 2 X5675 with only 24gb of RAM (Upgrading soon! to 48gb). With this configuration running smoothly, I recently found an Asus Strix 1080 8GB graphics card for $300 dollars with 2 years left on the warranty. Do you my current configuration could handle the small increase in overall power? I am up in the air but this is a subject that is foreign to most people I know. Love the article and have stumbled on it probably 20-30 times since messing with my machine. Thanks!

Jay Versluis on
How to “transcode” FLV into MP4 files with OBS

Wednesday, 20th February 2019

Thanks for letting me know - it's not a biggie thanks to the Re-mux option anyway, it only takes a second to do this. I've even seen users reporting good results with simply changing the file extension from FLV to MP4. Why MKV if you don't mind me asking? That's another slightly exotic one, why not go with MP4?

WizardCM on
How to “transcode” FLV into MP4 files with OBS

Saturday, 16th February 2019

FLV by default is mostly for legacy reasons. We're considering eventually changing it to MKV, but in the meantime once v23 comes out you can also go into Settings -> Advanced and enable "Auto-remux to MP4"

Jay Versluis on
12 Procreate Brushes: Stitches and Sequins

Tuesday, 22nd January 2019

:-)