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Today's Iray Tip: OptiX Acceleration

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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Virgil the Raconteur

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Artist // Student // Traditional Art
  • Aug 12
  • United States
  • Deviant for 9 years
  • She / Her
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My Bio
Hi! I'm Emma Scott, hobbyist cartoonist and writer. I have been experimenting with both digital media and traditional media for over 7 years now, although I plan to keep improving in both areas.

Favourite Visual Artist
I don't really know.
Favourite Movies
Finding Nemo, The Music Man, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Three Caballeros, Brave, Harry Potter 1, The Lorax, Despicable Me, The Brave Little Toaster, and Night at the Museum
Favourite TV Shows
Doctor Who
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Simon & Garfunkel, Buckethead, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Regina Spektor
Favourite Books
Percy Jackson, the Kane Chronicles, Unfortunate Events, and Dune
Favourite Writers
Rick Riordan, JK Rowling, Frank Herbert
Favourite Games
Pokemon, Kirby's Epic Yarn, most Mario games, Plants vs. Zombies, and Super Scribblenauts
Favourite Gaming Platform
DS or Wii
Tools of the Trade
Markers, colored pencils, ruler, extra fine-point Sharpie, eraser, and blank paper. Oh yeah, and my braaaaaiiiiinnnnnsss.
Other Interests
Drawing, watching cartoons, plushing, laughing at politicians, and writing bizarre poetry.

Updates

Updates

First of all, I'm sorry for my long absence. I've been really busy with life in general and trying out some new things with my current art style. However, I plan on bringing back Inktober this year-and this time, I'm actually going to make full-sized drawings so that they appear in better quality. Many of my newer posts, when I upload them, will be in black and white, as I'm experimenting with ink this year. I will try to include a few color pieces, but not all my ink pieces are Inktober-related-some are not.  :)

OC Interview: Thaddeus

OC Interview: Thaddeus

General Questions: 1) What is your name? My full name is Thaddeus Norville Throckmorton III. But don't you ever call me Thad if you value your face. 2) Does your name mean anything? Yeah. It means "heart". I mean, that's nice and all, but couldn't I get something a bit more descriptive over here? 3) Are you male or female? Yes, yes, I know my hair's all big and poofy, but I'm a guy, okay? How many girls do you know with a name like Thaddeus? 4) Are you gay/straight/bi ect? Definitely straight. Don't let the pink shirt put you off-Mom made me wear it. 5) Are you single or taken? Taken-by the beautiful Dee Dee Dinsmore, of course!

OC Interview: Thaddeus

OC Interview: Thaddeus

General Questions: 1) What is your name? My full name is Thaddeus Norville Throckmorton III. But don't you ever call me Thad if you value your face. 2) Does your name mean anything? Yeah. It means "heart". I mean, that's nice and all, but couldn't I get something a bit more descriptive over here? 3) Are you male or female? Yes, yes, I know my hair's all big and poofy, but I'm a guy, okay? How many girls do you know with a name like Thaddeus? 4) Are you gay/straight/bi ect? Definitely straight. Don't let the pink shirt put you off-Mom made me wear it. 5) Are you single or taken? Taken-by the beautiful Dee Dee Dinsmore, of course!

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PesterJesterStudent Writer

Happy Birthday, Nifty!

Hello I missed you so much 
Happy Birthday!
MagicMovieNerdHobbyist General Artist
Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Refreshing Cake with candles 50x50 icon Birthday cake  icon Patrick (Cake) [V1] kawaii cake Kawaii pink cake Cake cake 

Happy Birthday!!
NicholasTheBlueGWRStudent Traditional Artist
Hello.
AwsomeTheMythStudent General Artist
Well well, i see you're back at inktober series, how are you going so far?