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LuxRender - home
LuxRender is a physically based and unbiased rendering engine. Based on state of the art algorithms, LuxRender simulates the flow of light according to physical equations, thus producing realistic images of photographic quality. LuxRender is now a member project of the Software Freedom Conservancy which provides administrative and financial support to FOSS projects. This allows us to receive donations, which can be tax deductible in the US. To get started with LuxRender, choose a package: LuxRender is free software - both for personal and commercial use - and is licensed under the GPL. Physically based spectral rendering LuxRender is built on physically based equations that model the transportation of light. Materials LuxRender features a variety of material types. Fleximage (virtual film) The virtual film allows you to pause and continue a rendering at any time. Free for everyone LuxRender is and will always be free software, both for private and commercial use.

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Introduction to LuxRender - LuxRender Wiki From LuxRender Wiki LuxRender is a physically based and unbiased rendering engine. Based on state of the art algorithms, LuxRender simulates the flow of light according to physical equations, thus producing realistic images of photographic quality. The program is based on the PBRT project, but differs from that program by focusing on production rendering and artistic efficiency instead of scientific purposes. Valkyrie: $100 Arduino based CNC Apparently this CNC machine can be made in about 30 hours for approximately $100. It’s powered by an Arduino which interprets the code sent to it via Python. The Arduino then sends the data to the custom motor controllers that are based on the ATtiny 2313 and l298. This is the second version of a homemade CNC machine build using mostly off the shelve parts. The first one aka “The beast” had a lot of precision issues due to play in most parts which in turn was caused by mostly bad cutting. Also one of the biggest problems was that when I have build it I did not think to allow later adjustments to be done.

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