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Re: Simmer's Lotting Lab.
« Reply #2360 on: November 12, 2019, 02:20:21 PM »
After 3 attempts at rending this mega model (wasted 27 hours) I have come to the conclusion that it cannot be rendered as one piece.
I will have to split it in at least 3 pieces and then try again.

I even tried scaling it down 50%, render it and use the Tweaker to upscale it back to 100 but the result is horrible.

Stats. 17 tiles long. 4 tiles wide and 4 tiles high.

A tad over half a million polys. I have optimized everything possible.

It includes dozens of nightlights as well.

I will not give up that easy.

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Re: Simmer's Lotting Lab.
« Reply #2361 on: November 12, 2019, 02:47:00 PM »
The largest ship that I have exported is 210 meters long. (I exported it in HD)

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Re: Simmer's Lotting Lab.
« Reply #2362 on: November 13, 2019, 10:44:27 PM »
SM2 Biofuel Tank Array 8 is now online here https://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=3882
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Re: Simmer's Lotting Lab.
« Reply #2363 on: November 14, 2019, 02:15:50 PM »
After 3 attempts at rending this mega model (wasted 27 hours) I have come to the conclusion that it cannot be rendered as one piece.
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I have to ask, wouldn't it be possible, to use Amazon or Google rented processor power to render the models? I have no idea how this works, it's just asuggestion. :)
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Re: Simmer's Lotting Lab.
« Reply #2364 on: November 17, 2019, 02:00:11 PM »
paddy0174 I doubt very much that is possible.

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Re: Simmer's Lotting Lab.
« Reply #2365 on: November 17, 2019, 03:10:52 PM »
Would you mind telling me, what you would need? I'd suspect a running Windows 10 (would Windows Server be ok, too?) with installed 3DSMax. What else is needed?

I just took a short look at Google, they advertise exactly this use case: rendering for media and entertainment industry ;) You could rent up to 96 (!!!) virtual processors at once, together with say 50GB of space.

https://cloud.google.com/solutions/media-entertainment/use-cases/

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Edit, found a better link:
https://cloud.google.com/solutions/media-entertainment/use-cases/rendering/
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I'm sure, Amazon with its AWS cloud services offers something comparable.

I know, these processor power is not free of charge, but at least I would be happy to sponsor a rendering session. You could "offer" a sponsor link in the description of the lot? :) I know that from park benches here in Germany. :D :D :D
The prices are pretty cheap, between $0,01 up to $3,80 per hour. If I calculate your assumed PC power and 27 hours, my guess would be around six hours, max ten hours, for the tanker model. Would be something around $15 to $25... As I said, I'd love to see a "sponsoring by model". :)
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Re: Simmer's Lotting Lab.
« Reply #2366 on: November 18, 2019, 07:51:13 PM »
Paddy0174 I'm running ancient software (Gmax, XP etc) no chance of that happening but I'm not giving up on the ship model. As I said in a previous post I will cut the model in 3 or 4 pieces and then render them much faster and in HD as well. I will do it when I have time.

Here is another. SM2 Hydrocracking Unit Grab it here https://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=3883
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Re: Simmer's Lotting Lab.
« Reply #2367 on: November 20, 2019, 01:21:53 AM »
SM2 Titanium Alloys Inc is ready to render.
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Re: Simmer's Lotting Lab.
« Reply #2368 on: November 22, 2019, 10:30:09 AM »
Rendered.
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Re: Simmer's Lotting Lab.
« Reply #2369 on: November 23, 2019, 02:41:27 AM »
How roof texture and model's roof work together on SM2 Hydrocracking Unit is gorgeous.  &apls &apls &apls
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Re: Simmer's Lotting Lab.
« Reply #2370 on: November 27, 2019, 12:12:29 AM »
Thanks Major!

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Re: Simmer's Lotting Lab.
« Reply #2371 on: November 27, 2019, 11:44:58 PM »
Grab your SM2 Biofuel Distillers here https://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=3884
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Re: Simmer's Lotting Lab.
« Reply #2372 on: December 01, 2019, 09:25:46 PM »
A new prop pack awaits you!

SM2 Mega Prop Pack Vol4 is here https://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=3885
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And... SM2 Coal Barge A is also ready to dl here https://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=3886
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Re: Simmer's Lotting Lab.
« Reply #2373 on: December 02, 2019, 08:49:37 AM »
Wow!

Really nice surprise. Thanks for putting together the MegaProp pack! And the coal barge is a nice addition too!

- Tyberius
You may find updates about my ongoing projects into my development thread here at SimCity 4 Devotion: Tyberius Lotting Experiments
or over there on Simtropolis into the Tyberius (Heretic Projects) Lotting and Modding Experiments OR Show Us What You're Working On thread.
I'm also working on some preservation projects the behalf of non-anymore-active-developpers.

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Re: Simmer's Lotting Lab.
« Reply #2374 on: December 05, 2019, 10:30:11 AM »
A new prop pack awaits you!

SM2 Mega Prop Pack Vol4 is here https://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=3885
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I'm getting keen and horny to lot again. Hopefully on christmas holidays I can have a look into it. Thank you so much, master architect.
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Re: Simmer's Lotting Lab.
« Reply #2375 on: December 05, 2019, 11:15:42 PM »
Thank you Tibi and fantozzi!

A little country bridge experiment.
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