For all these experimental branches, is there a way to read the change
logs without downloading the executables?
On 1/20/2019 12:32 PM, clipka wrote:
> Updated the Lommel-Seeliger / Oren-Nayar branch with all the latest
> v3.8.0-alpha features, and released it under a new designation:
> The `v3.8.0-x.NUMBER` designation is not intended to specifically denote
> this pair of features, but rather a particular collection of additional
> features quite likely to undergo further compatibility-breaking changes
> before integration into the official development branch, but at the same
> time highly unlikely to be ditched again. Lommel-Seeliger and Oren-Nayar
> just happen to be the first such features to be in this branch.
> For example, with the Oren-Nayar diffuse model I am not sure yet whether
> the parameter should specify the /standard deviation/ (sigma) or the
> /variance/ (sigma squared) of the microfacets orientation. A comparison
> with the parameterization used by other renderers (Blender maybe?) could
> be of use there.
> Also, the interaction between both new models and the `fresnel` feature
> may still be subject to change; the current behaviour is simply emergent
> from the simplest implementation, and may not be the most useful.
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