On 2017-10-14 16:37:26 +0000, pkoning said:

Yvo Smellenbergh <E-mail: yvo(DOT)s(AT)gmx.net> wrote:


I see a completely different result, 3.8.0 is 5 to 6 times *slower* than 3.7.0.

Benchmark.pov scene with exactly the same settings:

3.8.0 >> 583,35 seconds

3.7.0 >> 114,76 seconds

Yes, I see that too.  On my machine, 3.7.0 (the older version, I haven't

installed the correct one yet) took 200.4 seconds trace time, while 3.8.0 took

1118.9 seconds trace time.

The model I used for those earlier results is one with many simple objects

(about 19k of them), all but about 50 are opaque.

A new version (r2) is now available:


Speed is back to normal...





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