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    giannis got a reaction from Justin Montoya in Thea for FormZ - Call for Beta Testers   
    Dear friends,
     
    a small introduction first:
     
    Thea Render is an advanced high-quality rendering engine that we have created with a lot of love. We are putting a lot of effort, each and every each day into it. You can browse our site www.thearender.com for more info (such as engine description and supported features) and you can certainly contact us for detailed info on any topics of your concern.
     
    The FormZ integration on the other hand is something that we always had in mind as an important integration, given the orientation of FormZ and the users. And we have finally, some good news about it.
     
    The FormZ integration is - since some months - under intensive development. We have reached a good point now and feedback from FormZ users would be very welcome.
     
    We are looking for ~3 beta testers with as much experience as possible in FormZ design and, if possible, with experience in rendering as well. If you are interested in testing the integration, please send an email to formz@thearender.com with the subject "Beta Testing".
     
    If you have available, please include a couple designs of yours, made in FormZ. Don't forget to include your system specs as well; we are interested in a variance of hardware and are going to cover both Windows and OSX.
     
    In anyway, we would like to thank you for your support and - also - the periodic "encouragement" from the FormZ community for making this happen. It is not complete yet but it is coming!
     
    Best wishes
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    giannis got a reaction from Martin Malinski in Thea for FormZ - Open Beta   
    Dear friends,

     

    we are very happy to announce that our integration for FormZ is about to come out! Everyone is welcome to try Thea Render and take advantage of high quality rendering right inside FormZ!

     

    AutoDesSys was also very kind to create a Thea for FormZ forum which is where most of the action will be going and therefore, you can read more information in this forum thread:

    http://forums.formz.com/index.php?/topic/3746-thea-for-formz-open-beta/

     

    Best wishes

     

     

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    giannis got a reaction from Martin Malinski in Thea for FormZ - Open Beta   
    Dear friends,

     

    we are very happy to announce that our integration for FormZ is about to come out! Everyone is welcome to try Thea Render and take advantage of high quality rendering right inside FormZ!

     

    AutoDesSys was also very kind to create a Thea for FormZ forum which is where most of the action will be going and therefore, you can read more information in this forum thread:

    http://forums.formz.com/index.php?/topic/3746-thea-for-formz-open-beta/

     

    Best wishes

     

     

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    giannis got a reaction from Martin Malinski in Thea for FormZ - Open Beta   
    Dear friends,

     

    we are very happy to announce that our integration for FormZ is about to come out! Everyone is welcome to try Thea Render and take advantage of high quality rendering right inside FormZ!

     

    AutoDesSys was also very kind to create a Thea for FormZ forum which is where most of the action will be going and therefore, you can read more information in this forum thread:

    http://forums.formz.com/index.php?/topic/3746-thea-for-formz-open-beta/

     

    Best wishes

     

     

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    giannis got a reaction from Martin Malinski in Thea for FormZ - Open Beta   
    Dear friends,

     

    we are very happy to announce that our integration for FormZ is about to come out! Everyone is welcome to try Thea Render and take advantage of high quality rendering right inside FormZ!

     

    AutoDesSys was also very kind to create a Thea for FormZ forum which is where most of the action will be going and therefore, you can read more information in this forum thread:

    http://forums.formz.com/index.php?/topic/3746-thea-for-formz-open-beta/

     

    Best wishes

     

     

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    giannis got a reaction from Justin Montoya in Thea for FormZ - Call for Beta Testers   
    Yes, you will be able to use all 24 processors on your computer, whatever the engine used.
     
    For those with Nvidia GPU, they will be able to put that hardware in use (through CUDA) - in addition to the CPU - when using Thea Presto engine. [Note, behind the scenes, we are also preparing support for AMD GPUs through OpenCL.]
     
    Best wishes
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    giannis got a reaction from Martin Malinski in Thea for FormZ - Call for Beta Testers   
    I am sorry Justin, not having replied. Same issue has happened with other applications we received. This is not something personal in any case. But due to the number of emails we receive in cases of beta testing, we usually respond only to the selected beta testers. [i admit that it is also somewhat inconvenient to reply that it is not possible for someone to join... ]
     
    The beta phase is moving on quite nicely at this point - my colleague Manolis will give more detailed feedback. We started with more beta testers than initially planned (I think 6) because, it happens eventually that a tester does not give much feedback at the end (for various reasons). I think that we should start seeing some renders made with Thea from beta testers (but please, without sharing yet any other information or screenshots).
     
    What I can say at the moment is that Thea for FormZ will be a true integration inside FormZ, not an exporter or another process. We have still things to do though before publishing the integration but it shouldn't be that far away. For this, the opinion of the experienced beta testers does matter a lot.
     
    Best wishes
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    giannis got a reaction from Martin Malinski in Thea for FormZ - Call for Beta Testers   
    Jon, thank you for the intro to Thea engines.
     
    If you permit me a correction though!
     
    Your description for TR1 and TR2 is probably simplifying how these engines operate. They are both more sophisticated than a 'Path Tracer' or a 'Bidirectional Path Tracer'. TR1/TR2 were personally for me, the holy grail for achieving the best unbiased quality ever when we started (and doing that with great speed on the CPU). The speed is coming purely from algorithmic design (i.e. convergence speed) rather than the "brute force" fast pace of taking samples achieved by Presto. It is sometimes amazing to see that TR2 (what is considered to be the slower one) is actually the faster one (even compared to Presto) for scenes with difficult indirect lighting (for example, lot of dominant caustic lighting).
     
    In any case, every engine has been developed with a lot of love.
     
    Best wishes
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    giannis got a reaction from Martin Malinski in Thea for FormZ - Call for Beta Testers   
    I am sorry Justin, not having replied. Same issue has happened with other applications we received. This is not something personal in any case. But due to the number of emails we receive in cases of beta testing, we usually respond only to the selected beta testers. [i admit that it is also somewhat inconvenient to reply that it is not possible for someone to join... ]
     
    The beta phase is moving on quite nicely at this point - my colleague Manolis will give more detailed feedback. We started with more beta testers than initially planned (I think 6) because, it happens eventually that a tester does not give much feedback at the end (for various reasons). I think that we should start seeing some renders made with Thea from beta testers (but please, without sharing yet any other information or screenshots).
     
    What I can say at the moment is that Thea for FormZ will be a true integration inside FormZ, not an exporter or another process. We have still things to do though before publishing the integration but it shouldn't be that far away. For this, the opinion of the experienced beta testers does matter a lot.
     
    Best wishes
  10. Like
    giannis got a reaction from Justin Montoya in Thea for FormZ - Call for Beta Testers   
    Dear friends,
     
    a small introduction first:
     
    Thea Render is an advanced high-quality rendering engine that we have created with a lot of love. We are putting a lot of effort, each and every each day into it. You can browse our site www.thearender.com for more info (such as engine description and supported features) and you can certainly contact us for detailed info on any topics of your concern.
     
    The FormZ integration on the other hand is something that we always had in mind as an important integration, given the orientation of FormZ and the users. And we have finally, some good news about it.
     
    The FormZ integration is - since some months - under intensive development. We have reached a good point now and feedback from FormZ users would be very welcome.
     
    We are looking for ~3 beta testers with as much experience as possible in FormZ design and, if possible, with experience in rendering as well. If you are interested in testing the integration, please send an email to formz@thearender.com with the subject "Beta Testing".
     
    If you have available, please include a couple designs of yours, made in FormZ. Don't forget to include your system specs as well; we are interested in a variance of hardware and are going to cover both Windows and OSX.
     
    In anyway, we would like to thank you for your support and - also - the periodic "encouragement" from the FormZ community for making this happen. It is not complete yet but it is coming!
     
    Best wishes
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    giannis got a reaction from David Lemelin in Thea for FormZ - Call for Beta Testers   
    It seems I wasn't fast enough posting the news here [ and I was "polling" the forums to see when they will be back again ]. Anyway, I posted here in the forum, where you can find more info.
     
    Manolis (our FormZ plugin dev) has done a great job very quickly and it is only the beginning. We already love already the mood & feedback from the FormZ community but also AutodesSys support which has been beyond excellency.
     
    Best wishes
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