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6 Dec 2021 12:22:12 EST (-0500)
  Re: A little study in photons  
From: Thomas de Groot
Date: 26 Oct 2021 11:47:02
Message: <617822f6$1@news.povray.org>
Op 26-10-2021 om 09:58 schreef MichaelJF:
> Thanks for your praise! If you really will go for this task in the 
> future: I had to use a very fine spacing to get more or less realistic 
> reflective caustics at the boats, 

Hm, yes, I can understand that. I had not realised it however.

> the refractive caustics at the sea 
> bottom are cheaper. I ended up with some 8 hours of Photon-collection 
> and a photon file of about 16 GB with 9 GB peak memory use during the 
> photon collection. In the final rendering the peak memory use was 23 GB 
> RAM.
> 

Right. That will mean some night's hours work for my machine. ;-)
It makes me think that my crystal needs better photons too...

Thanks for the clarification!

-- 
Thomas


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