Thursday, July 14, 2011

DAZ|Studio vs Luxrender

This first pic is the DAZ|Studio render, the second is the scene exported to Luxrender using a free plugin.

Other than the lack of speed that luxrender produces the image, I am very pleased with the result overall.

DAZ|Studio Render
The scene was compiled in DAZ|Studio and exported to luxrender using tofusan's free plugin (found here, bottom of page).

Still need to get some practice in with it, obviously when you look at the windows and the glass on the car in the bottom picture.

The DAZ|Studio render took about 3 minutes using 2 lights.

The luxrender image...well, using 1 IBL light it only took about 16 hours.  The cool thing about luxrender though, is I can add render time to the file anytime I want and it will continue to improve.

Not to mention, the results look fantastic in comparison!

For the next week I will be doing all my 3D work in Blender.  This has been a long time coming, but now I actually have some motivation to do it.

Blender can be found at and is 100% free.  Also, there are a veritable ton of tutorials out there for this all-inclusive program.

It only takes about 3 minutes to download and 2 minutes to install.  It's a good thing to, because the interface and commands will take you months to learn!