LuxRender v0.8RC3 release

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LuxRender v0.8RC3 release

Postby jeanphi » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:07 am

Hi all,

Another round of bug fixes and here the third and hopefully last release candidate before v0.8 final. There are a few issues left that should be fixed for the final release, if you find something not working, please report it in our bug tracker to make a great final.
Note that since Blender 2.57 is stabilizing, we will also start to stabilize LuxBlend2.5. There's also a new Pose2Lux exporter in the works for Poser users.

Get the new binaries from our new downloads page.

Changes since v0.8RC2 (also check the new in 0.8 wiki page):
- lots of fixes for hybrid GPU accelerated path tracer (now usable)
- camera response presets so you don't need to keep the files around for most camera film types
- fixes for IPv6 networking support
- improved speed for microdisplacement
- fix an issue when using IES profiles on area lights
- better handling of filenames across platforms (\ vs / separator issue)
- ability to load STL meshes
- new advanced tab in the GUI exposing various informations on the render configuration
- ability to use local coordinates, UV coordinates or normal coordinates for Blender and PBRT textures
- fixed light intensity when using an imagemap or bilerp to texture an area light
- new stop button behaviour in the GUI, the render can now be restarted, a new menu option allows a full stop of the render engine
- ability to embed file data inside LuxRender files
- new option for EXR output to output straight colors even with alpha channel (the standard requires that the color is always multiplied by the alpha value)
- ability to load and save tonemapping and post effects parameters in a file
- various fixes and tweaks all around

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Source Code

People who want to download the source code can download the v08RC3 tag files of our HG source code repository here:
http://src.luxrender.net/lux/file/785a8911c08e

And luxblend: http://src.luxrender.net/luxblend/file/cbbe68db692e

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Cheers,

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Re: LuxRender v0.8RC3 release

Postby SATtva » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:19 am

Congratulations to the dev team and all users who extensively used and tested all former RCs! Just one step left... :)
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Re: LuxRender v0.8RC3 release

Postby sphere » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:22 am

Great job!

Anyway it seems that in the About - splash screen it's still reported as LuxRender Version 0.8RC2.
This might be confusing if someone keeps the previous versions and have to check that the exporters points to the last version.
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Re: LuxRender v0.8RC3 release

Postby Reggie68 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:25 am

sphere wrote:Great job!

Anyway it seems that in the About - splash screen it's still reported as LuxRender Version 0.8RC2.
This might be confusing if someone keeps the previous versions and have to check that the exporters points to the last version.


Confused (+ 1) when I was checking a desktop shortcut was right.
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Re: LuxRender v0.8RC3 release

Postby b.!! » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:50 am

Hehehe Seems there are a lot of improvement !

Congratulations and thanks ! :D
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Re: LuxRender v0.8RC3 release

Postby SATtva » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:59 am

Reggie68 wrote:
sphere wrote:Great job!

Anyway it seems that in the About - splash screen it's still reported as LuxRender Version 0.8RC2.
This might be confusing if someone keeps the previous versions and have to check that the exporters points to the last version.


Confused (+ 1) when I was checking a desktop shortcut was right.

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Re: LuxRender v0.8RC3 release

Postby SATtva » Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:24 am

Crap! Looks like I've packaged the wrong LuxBlend. I'm fixing Linux version now, but in the meantime you can download the correct standalone file from this link.
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Re: LuxRender v0.8RC3 release

Postby Reggie68 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:05 am

I'm using the 64bit OpenCL Windows version which looks a little screwed.

Just get black screen on hybrid with the newly downloaded RC3 (which reports itself as RC2). Last weekly, same PC, same scene renders fine.
Bi-dir renders fine on both versions.
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Re: LuxRender v0.8RC3 release

Postby Lord Crc » Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:52 am

Hmm seems something went wrong when building the windows ones. No idea but for some reason my repository suddenly felt like being 12 revisions behind what it should, even though I doublechecked with "hg summary". Yay.

I've removed the windows ones, I'm doing a rebuild now and will upload proper ones ASAP.
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Re: LuxRender v0.8RC3 release

Postby Reggie68 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:20 am

Glad to know I wasn't going mad!

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