Hi All, ZWeb,
After the major upgrade from 6 to 7 and 8 I was hoping to see some development in the rendering and surface styles department. Off course the third party plugins are welcome for some of us and I purchased a version of maxwell aswel. But the workflow and render times are not to my satisfactory. Also it brings another application which has upgrades and costs and so. Not my first choice.
It has been many years that we have seen some new developments in that area. So now the modeling and interface possibilities have been updated I am hoping to see som steps being made in the rendering and surface styles department.
I am thinking:
- glowing and light emitting materials
- displacement materials
- fresnell effects
Rendering and other
- issues resolved like the ambient occlusion not being catched by a catcher material in combination with alpha background
- multi pass layer rendering (Alpha, shadow, specular, reflection)
- 360 spherical or cube maps camera for VR is a must now, we had this and now it is really useful it is gone.
- natural lighting system
- VR AR export options
Lightworks, the renderzone engine partner, is now heavily moving towards iRay, is the development of Lightworks still going? And if so what is to be expected in this area.
I know this always difficult to talk about, but since we have not seen any progress in the last 4 or 5 years I think it is a relevant question for Zweb. If the path is not to develop the render options in Form Z this would be good to know too, then I have to set my view to working with one of the third party solutions.
20 years plus user! and still loving it!