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Dragon Maze of Asia

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By AdamTLS   |   
© 2009 - 2020 AdamTLS
So, this is an extension of my original DS3 stress test. [link] The original scene contained 8 full copies of Stonemason's Streets of Asia, 3 Victoria 4s, and 2 Michael 4s plus textures, clothes, etc. and was done with Deep Shadow Maps.

To this I added:
Raytraced Shadow Maps on the Distant Light (spots remained Deep Shadow Maps)
1 Dragacerous + textures
1 Fork Tail Dragon + textures
1 Spikey Dragon + textures
1 Millennium Dragon 2 + textures
1 Millennium SubDragon + textures

This was rendered in DS3.0.1.120 64-bit. From the press of the Render button to completion was less than 15 minutes.

DAZ Studio Memory usage at load: 3.2GB.
Maxium Memory usage by DS at render: 6.8GB.

As always, download for 1920x1200.
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1920x1200px 538.82 KB
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Man...sounds like you've got a beastly rendering machine of a computer. That rendering time is pretty good, all things considered.
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AdamTLSHobbyist Digital Artist
DS3 has been upgraded to the 3Delite 8.5 (renderman 8.5) engine which is SO much faster than the old 6.0 in DS2. Makes a huge, huge difference. Shader rate was still set at 0.2 as well so heavy raytracing (though admittedly only 1 light is raytraced).
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This is really well done Adam. Hard to believe it only took 15 min. to render.

Makes the price seem even more worthwhile! I am still going to wait until I understand more. I still haven't even used Carrara and I bought it in March lol.
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AdamTLSHobbyist Digital Artist
Well, if you're a DS2 user then my vote is go for it! If you're a Poser user, well, DS is quite a bit different. Try the free version first. :)
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I have both but only use DS2, I went ahead and downloaded the free version, if I like it I will go for the full version.