I think that all of us who use lightflow needed to know this, and it’s something that’s not immediately obvious but is staggeringly important.
I used to render GI scenes in lightflow that would easily take 4-5 hours on an athlon 1100 to render.
Just yesterday I rendered a 1280x1024 image, with a full lighdome, with virtually no grain and high detail. It took 1.5 hours. How? what is the secret?
Lightflow compiled natively under linux is 2 to 3 times faster than under windows. I cannot emphasize the incredible difference any more. it’s awesome. So just install a little linux magic and watch it fly.
Unfortunately MatSpiderLF doesn’t run under wine. I’ll try again soon with CodeWeavers stuff and maybe reWind will help. otherwise, just design your materials under windows.