V-Ray Render Optimization Intro This tutorial attempts to cover the process of optimizing your V-Ray render settings to get the best possible render quality and fastest render time for a given scene. There's often a lot of confusion surrounding V-Ray's sampling methods and what 'ideal' settings are. Many times you'll see artists adopt the 'Universal V-Ray Settings' of having the Image Sampler (Anti-Aliasing, or AA) Max Subdivs value set very high (like 50 or 100), and then simply lowering the noise threshold value until the render becomes clean enough - thinking that it's the best / fastest that V-Ray can do. But with a bit of understanding of how V-Ray works under the hood, you can achieve a higher quality result WITH faster render times - in some extreme cases ranging between 3x faster to 13x faster than the universal settings.
57 startup lessons I am a cofounder of RethinkDB — an open-source distributed database designed to help developers and operations teams work with unstructured data to build real-time applications. There are already very good lists of startup lessons written by really talented, experienced people (here and here). I’d like to add another one. I learned these lessons the hard way in the past four years. If you’re starting a company, I hope you have an easier path. People
The importance of enjoying the habit Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on twitter. I’ve written a lot about habits — it’s in the title, after all — and after all these years, and after all the questions that people have asked about forming habits, there’s one thing that seems more important than anything else. It’s simply this: enjoy the habit. That might seem obvious to some of you, but you’d be surprised how many people try to force themselves to do things they don’t enjoy. ikat sac: faire un sac: Epilogue Last chapter in the epic Make A Bag series! And by "epic", I don't mean "longer than is sane", although that may be true, too. I mean "extolling her heroic attempts to write posts about fabric sacks while the rest of the house fell apart around her and everyone ate takeout pizza and oh, while she was also packing the entire family's summer wardrobe and enough gifts for half the civilized world in preparation for her trip to Singapore to see family, where she's now been soaking up the sun for the past 8 days already but nobody knew because she didn't even have the time to blog about it."
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Vray real world light intensity Previous versions of Vray calculated light intensity in a different way compared to how it calculates today. I will explain the old way first and then move on to how the latest version calculates light intensity as this may be beneficial if you are going back through older scenes. Vray used to use watts as a measurement for light intensity, which is a measurement of power and not a true reflection on the amount of visible light. You could easily fall into the habit of adding Vray plane lights into a scene and cranking up the multiplier until you are happy with the general illumination but not really knowing how much light is actually being emitted. Vray assumed that 1 generic unit is equal to 1 metre. Setting Up Tomcat For Remote Debugging - WG: Programmer's Cafe Tomcat can be configured to allow a program such as eclipse to connect remotely using JPDA and see debugging information. (powerpoint presentation) To configure tomcat to allow remote debugging, start tomcat using the catalina startup script (from your tomcat home) instead of the normal startup script like so (tomcat must be stopped before you can change over): WIN: We recommend adding this stuff to your startup script so that you are always running tomcat in debug mode. Open the startup script in (your_tomcat_home)/bin (WIN: startup.bat, UNIX: startup.sh) Add the following lines at the first blank line in the file (around line 8) WIN: UNIX: Change the execute line at the end to include jpda start WIN: UNIX: Run the startup script when starting tomcat to run tomcat in debug mode If you're concerned about opening up the known port for debugging, you can change the port on which JPDA listens by setting the JPDA_ADDRESS environment variable to something else (e.g. 38000).
Gandhi’s Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the World “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” “The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problem.” 10 Free Tote Bag Patterns and Tutorials Totes make great handmade gifts. Here is a Tuesday Ten that shows a round-up of lovely totes. If you love to sew you might also like these free sewing tutorials right here on Skip to my Lou! Every tote needs a matching pouch.
100 Free High Quality WordPress Themes: 2010 Edition - Smashing Magazine Advertisement It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since our last WordPress theme collection, but there you have it — the time has come again. Once a year we feature the most useful and interesting WordPress-themes that we are collecting over months and present them in a nice quick overview. The collections from 2007, 2008 and last year are still useful, but some of the themes are outdated or updated now. 10 Tips for Designing Presentations That Don’t Suck: Pt.1 Powerpoint has produced more bad design in its day that perhaps any other digital tool in history with the possible exception of Microsoft paint. In this post we’re going to address the epidemic of bad presentation design with ten super practical tips for designer better looking and more professional presentations. Along the way we’ll see a number of awesome slide designs from Note & Point along with some custom examples built by yours truly. Let’s get started! Also be sure to check out 10 Tips for Designing Presentations That Don’t Suck: Pt.2!
Multi-Threaded Programming 2: Communication The next step in learning about multi-threaded programming is going to involve seeing how threads communicate with each other. This is important so that it is understandable why many of the pitfalls when programming with multiple threads exist. I am going to stick with x86-64 based architectures for simplicity, but this is pretty applicable to all computing devices from my experience. If you want to read up on other things that I have covered, then here is my previous post in this series: Multi-Threaded Programming 1: Basics Reading From Memory