all renders that were for xsi-softimage (Was there ever a renderman for xsi- softimage?)

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all renders that were for xsi-softimage (Was there ever a renderman for xsi- softimage?)

Post by xsisoft » 10 Feb 2019, 11:39

Tell me! all renders that were for xsi-softimage

(continue list)

-mental ray
-fry render
-maxwell
-octan (beta)
-cycles
-3dlight
-arnold
-v ray
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Re: all renders that were for xsi-softimage

Post by Boiler » 11 Feb 2019, 08:54

Redshift

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Re: all renders that were for xsi-softimage

Post by wireframex » 11 Feb 2019, 12:26

FYI
- Reshift --> no future (No big improvement now --> no renderview, no denoiser ... )
- Maxwell --> stopped
- FryRender / ARION --> stopped
- Octane --> Stopped --> no news from developper (Face) since months
- Cycles --> :) --> Free (GPU/CPU) --> last is 1.7.4
- 3Dlight --> Stopped
- Arnold --> Still alive viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7001
- VRay --> Stopped

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Re: all renders that were for xsi-softimage

Post by Rork » 11 Feb 2019, 13:36

Technically, it's SItoA that is being kept alive here. If not, it doesn't matter if Arnold is available or not ;)

Softimage is on a slow, unstoppable ending. At some point we have to let go, and move on.
The final step of acceptance.... :(

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Re: all renders that were for xsi-softimage

Post by xsisoft » 11 Feb 2019, 14:08

thank you very much for the answers

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Re: all renders that were for xsi-softimage

Post by Daniel Brassard » 11 Feb 2019, 14:22

Mental Ray last stable update 3.14.5.1 discontinued since 20 November 2017 (RIP)
$ifndef "Softimage"
set "Softimage" "true"
$endif

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Re: all renders that were for xsi-softimage

Post by xsisoft » 11 Feb 2019, 16:09

Maxwell http://www.nextlimit.com/maxwell/
Vray https://www.chaosgroup.com/
save the scene and open in the new version

3Delight through (R.I.B.) in the new version
https://www.3delight.com/

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Re: all renders that were for xsi-softimage

Post by xsisoft » 11 Feb 2019, 16:14

thank you very much for the answers

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Re: all renders that were for xsi-softimage

Post by AceMastermind » 11 Feb 2019, 23:31

YafaRay for XSI by Pedro Alcaide

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Re: all renders that were for xsi-softimage

Post by xsisoft » 12 Feb 2019, 10:18

" YafaRay for XSI by Pedro Alcaide"
http://www.yafaray.org/taxonomy/term/5?page=3 2011

YafaRay 0.1.2 Beta 2 for Autodesk Softimage XSI. Windows 32 bits only
http://www.yafaray.org/node/210#yafarayXSI

Not Found
https://github.com/downloads/povmaniaco ... eta0.1.zip

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https://github.com/povmaniaco/YafaRayforXSI


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YafaRay

was written by Alejandro Conty Estévez
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Re: all renders that were for xsi-softimage

Post by xsisoft » 12 Feb 2019, 10:19

thank you very much for the answers

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Re: all renders that were for xsi-softimage

Post by xsisoft » 12 Feb 2019, 10:25

Was there ever a renderman for xsi- softimage?

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Re: all renders that were for xsi-softimage (Was there ever a renderman for xsi- softimage?)

Post by Daniel Brassard » 12 Feb 2019, 14:59

If you had 3DeLight, you were very close. Renderman native (not so much outside large studios). Their is the Affogato open source project

http://opensourcevfx.org/2010/01/affogato/
$ifndef "Softimage"
set "Softimage" "true"
$endif

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Re: all renders that were for xsi-softimage (Was there ever a renderman for xsi- softimage?)

Post by xsisoft » 12 Feb 2019, 19:42

thank you very much for the answers

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Re: all renders that were for xsi-softimage (Was there ever a renderman for xsi- softimage?)

Post by xsisoft » 12 Feb 2019, 19:50

"3Delight through (R.I.B.) in the new version
https://www.3delight.com/ "

in 3dlight there is an opportunity to save the scene in a r.i.b. file
https://renderman.pixar.com/resources/R ... nding.html

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Re: all renders that were for xsi-softimage

Post by Mathaeus » 13 Feb 2019, 11:40

xsisoft wrote:
12 Feb 2019, 10:25
Was there ever a renderman for xsi- softimage?
It was, even if considering only releases available for everyone able to buy. Perhaps first one (to notice again, available for public) was

XSI Man by Graphic Primitives around 2006, it worked in same way as contemporary Maya solutions, it was able to export scene as RIB file, together with attributes, while shaders were coded outside of XSI. However it didn't lasted long. Price of plugin wasn't affordable, just as everything else in Renderman world in these times (there were always free Renderman solutions around, but just basic, in reality you needed something to hell expensive, at some point). It was possible to get it to work with a bit of technical knowledge, but for anything advanced like some cool shader, you wanted a Renderman guru.

Affogato translator released for free around 2006, originally in house tool created for movies like Happy Feet (if I'm correct), this one also had no support for XSI Render tree. Anyway, it had a good number of nicely set defaults - for example, first vertex color was automatically interpreted as Cd attribute, automatic sequence of rendering and loading shadow maps. I was able alone to render a 3 minute movie, using Affogato and 3delight, several times faster then in Mental Ray (even in rasterizer mode) - because motion blur and DOF were ''free of charge'' in Rendermans.

3delight (XSI plugin started around 2006 - 2007) is Renderman compatible renderer, theoretically one should be able to export RIB file compatible for other Renderman - while I don't know how this works today (or does it work at all) when everything uses path-tracing, instead of old-fashion REYES rendering.