“If I told you it was 10x faster, I’m sorry, I misled you, it’s 21x faster.”
Paolo from Pret-A-3D has produced an amazing update to Reality for DazStudio and Poser. Reality uses LuxRender, a Physics Based Renderer (PBR).
A few awesome things:
CPU & GPU Acceleration
Top Coat settings for Skin type
Automatic IRAY shader conversion
Use Bump and Normal maps together
Car paint presets
The only thing I am not excited about, is the fact that OS X does not have updated OpenCL drivers. It has been a longstanding issue, and Paolo has even sent an open letter to Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, regarding the state of OpenCL on OS X. Paolo suggests if you are a mac user, to kindly email Mr. Cook and let him know there is a demand for updated ( and segregated ) OpenCL drivers.
I’ve been struggling with a good setup for using IDL in PoserPro 2014. After a few days, I finally conceded and made a purchase that I instantly did not regret. Ironman13’s light & prop set IDL Freedom comes with a lot of great preloads, and is incredibly easy to customize. To sweeten the deal, ironman13 included a wonderfully informative help guide.
If you’re struggling with Poser’s lighting system after hanging out in DazStudio (*cough*) or you’re just new to the entire thing and need a solid lighting rig, look no further.