“Main reason I started using V6 WIP/BETA is for 4K support. Couldn’t get it working with V5 on my PC.”
Yeah, that may be an issue, but 1. Not the topic of THIS particular conversation and 2. IF you’ve found any practical use for 4k support other than animations you want to run using maximum standard Hi-Def, I’d like to learn what that may be. Standard STATIC Product RENDERS already take good advantage of ultra-high resolutions available via even MID-Range cards (my preference Nvidea but ATI has excellent options as well … ) .
IF your interest IS Animations, BONGO-2 does not yet support RH-6 (altho I expect it to by the time RH-6 is released as a commercial product), so you’d be forced to an outside Animator anyway (C4D an EXCELLENT choice as MUCH faster than the competing AutoDesk product), AGAIN obviating the value of 4k.
Add to THAT the MASSIVE timing hit, and no matter HOW MANY “CUDA Cores” you hve, you’re forced once AGAIN into the same cycle of chasing PROMISES of functionality being told by developers that the problem ONCE AGAIN bounces back to YOUR video card - " … maybe we’ll have a functional version of our SOFTWARE for you in a year or two. But go ahead and pay a THOUSAND DOLLARS for the video card, because we EXPECT it to be able to run our version by THEN … " . Of course THEN they’ve thrust you right BACK once AGAIN into the chase cycle because it doesn’t QUITE run as promised so " … you have to upgrade AGAIN … " .
No, NEON is ALREADY THERE. At ~30secs PER FRAME , no matter HOW many “CUDA CORES” you have, no “Raytraced” is going to catch THAT, as they are TRAPPED in a cycle of better and better “QUALITY” features in order to seal the next set of newer and grater “features” with the (consistently) recurring conundrum of the Feature/Power chase. Even MORE SO, Standard RENDERED Viewport ESPECIALLY with Shadows AND Ambient occlusion turned ON (increasing the per-frame time from ZERO point ZERO (0.0) secs per frame to around 4 secs / frame (!!!) gives a MASTERFUL RESULT that makes DIRECT USE of BASIC RHINO Material settings (INCLUDING attached materials) a COMPELLING option.
IF however, you’re intending to use RHINO + BONGO for Commercial Animations REQUIRING that level of quality, you MIGHT want to rethink RH/BO as your solution set anyway. While BOTH are CAPABLE, there are other options that aren’t still fighting their way through the woods …
Toshiaki_Takano - I hope your journey ends well ! I’ve found RHINO a COMPELLING SOLUTION to my Design needs, and MY application is NEW Commercial/Industrial Product Development and these issues ESPECIALLY Time/vs./Quality makes this a CRITICAL Issue for me. WITH Rhino’s MASTERFUL support staff, I have been able to provide my Clients EXCELLENT absolutely COMPELLING results and I’m CONFIDENT you too will find the solution that works for YOUR situation a STRONG advantage to you in YOUR professional application !
ALL the BEST to you and yours from Texas ! -