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Umm... this might sound like a stupid question, but here goes!
The Radeon 9700, NV30 (when its released) or any other highly programmable graphic chip, will they speed up the rendering process of graphics apps like 3DS Max? (or any popular app). I know thats where the indurstry is headed, I wasn't sure if it was possible to do it now.
Lets say I am using 3DS Max, and its time to render, will my CPU still do all the work, or can the 9700 take over? I understand these apps may require additional software/patch to do this. Are they available yet?
found @ 3dcenter.de
found @ 3dcenter.de
Heh-Heh....that reminds me. Ever notice how that no matter which graphics chip company does a press release the company is always the "worldwide leader" in this or that?....;)
How many "worldwide leaders" do we have, I wonder?
Thanks for the link mboeller.
this technology allows users of the SOFTIMAGE|XSI software to visualize content from within the application as it will appear as a final rendering in a game or other 3-D application.
Andthe knowledge that what’s being authored on screen is a precise representation of the final rendered product, are powerful advancements for users of the SOFTIMAGE|XSI environment.
Correct me if I am wrong, but this sounds like they are talking about real-time rendering, while you are working in the view ports. It seems the NV30 will help (in this case) make objects that are in the view ports look more like the final render by using Cg. My question was more to do with the final render process. Seems to me that in this case, when its time for the final render, the NV30 takes a back seat and lets the CPU do most of the work.
I was hoping these cards would also help in the final rendering process, cause thats what takes up most of the time.
I think it will be great when the graphics card can act as a coprocessor for the CPU when rendering, but I expect it will take a while. Since even DX9 cards can't handle all of the rendering tasks programming to use the cards in offline rendering will likely be difficult.
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