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Today's Iray Tip: OptiX Acceleration
In your DAZ Studio Render settings under Advanced, you will find the area that shows your CPU and graphics cards.
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.
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CGI comic creation #01 - The beginning

    5 months ago I needed a tool for creating a CGI science fiction comic I had in mind and after searching the internet for appropriate applications and solutions I came across the daz3d website. I knew these kind of images from deviantart but they never were immersive enough to get my jaw dropping. Buying stuff was easy since for me it was like working towards a concept rather than buying stuff and do something interesting enough with it to publish. I know now there a lot of good artists out there who are able to do some magic with the older genesis figures, props and physical based render engines but the end result always looked stylized. I started with a few props, a victoria 6 model and rendering with 3Delight, a very good render engine if you know how to work with it. It didn't take long before running into some limits where colourful dots started to appear in my renders, after looking up this was caused by the total amount of lig
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[Tutorial] Creating Dust And Atmosphere in Iray
A video version is here.
I learned this method from jag11 on the DAZ3D forums, who is thanked for permission to use it in this tutorial!
In 3Delight there's no way to create atmosphere or godrays (the rays that are visible when light passes through dust or particles).  There are products to facilitate (one of them mine), but most are either not the easiest to use or ultimately just a faking of a feature the engine lacks.  Many artists use postwork instead.
DAZ Studio 4.8 Beta's new Iray engine also lacks a native mechanism for creating atmospheric volumes - but it can be easily convinced to produce them!  They will come from your lights and react to objects in your scene.  I did a test image of Jack Tomalin's Chapter House Iray scene (free to Plat Club members
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[Tutorial] Getting Started With Iray
Introduction
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. 
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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
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