[Tutorial] Getting Started With IrayIntroductionMore Like This
Here is the tutorial on YouTube.
Here is a .pdf version.
This is for those of you who are looking at the interface going, "Now what?" This covers how to convert existing shaders and how to set up lighting for your render.
This is a text version that, while different from what I'm saying in the video word by word, contains the same information.
To use this you need DAZ Studio 4.8 Pro or later.
Part 1: The Environment and Camera Settings
Before we get started, we need to check the environment, camera and render settings.
The Render Settings tab has an Editor and an Advanced section. Advanced is where you check or uncheck your CPU and graphics cards. I render with just my cards most of the time, and if you have good cards with lots of CUDA
Today's Iray Tip: OptiX AccelerationIn your DAZ Studio Render settings under Advanced, you will find the area that shows your CPU and graphics cards.More Like This
Below the "Photoreal" but above the "Interactive" areas, you will find a box labeled "OptiX Render Acceleration."
In my testing, checking the box to turn this on speeds up my renders, sometimes knocking off a third the render time, sometimes even half!
Others in the benchmark thread on the forum have gotten different results, some saying this even slowed things down. I'm interested in people's results.