Print at Sep 18, 2020, 8:20:54 PM

Posted by Ceciliabr at Mar 17, 2020, 12:27:49 AM
Re: Comparative global illumination
Without hesitation, this is the best !

Well, that may be so when it comes to rendering a test-file, but when it comes to rendering an actual project file, the outcome might not be so obvious:

Path tracing:

Direct lighting:

Test files are just test files, and will never be anything but test files, and test files do not represent anything other than themselves.
And what they represent is certainly miles apart from any project file that the average SH3D-user will ever create.

So, is the path-tracing really better than direct lighting?
Do your own tests, on your own projects, and find out.