Wow.. I’m not sure whats up with the code on the new release of C8 Beta’s non-photorealistic settings but it’s building strokes is incredibly slow without using much CPU OR memory! I’ve had it running for over an hour now and building brush strokes is .3% complete. My system has 80% of it’s CPU still available and 1.2GB of memory still available…
Computer: Dell M15x
Software: Windows 7 Premium
Howie’s Country Lane
Non-Photorealistic Rendering with Diffuse, Highlights, Shadows and Backgrounds
Brush style “Sponge” for all types. Everything else default.
Now I really didn’t expect Howie’s scene to render incredibly fast… But Carrara is only using about 18% of the CPU and 828,000K of memory. Nothing on my system is being used to it’s max capacity, which is why I’m saying the non-photorealistic settings are not very efficient. I’m not sure WHAT they are doing, but it’s not much.