Posted on April 17, 2008

  • Time to pop in an give you all an update on what I’m working on now. I’m currently putting together a new animated wallpaper and trying to get it to render efficiently. It’s a whole new set of challenges different than rendering stills.

    I have scenes which can take up to 48 hours (or more) to render a single frame, so I am limited to quick rendering scenes when I want to do animations. The animation I’m working on now has 720 frames so getting them to render in minutes rather than hours is very important. I’m using Fprime (the essential Lightwave renderer) so frames take a lot less time to render than normally. The downside is that I have to render them on my main machine (since Fprime doesn’t support network rendering).

    During the render I plan on putting together my secondary box and trying to get some of my other programs to work on it so I can hopefully do some work while rendering other projects.

    That’s what I have on tap now. Hopefully the new “Dreamscene” will be ready sometime next week. I hopefully it’s worth the wait!