http://sunflow.sourceforge.net/ here is it
mh looks quite promising
I’m a big fan of Sunflow. Chris always incorporates great features and be it that he is the only coder, the results are astounding. Not only that, it seems to be popular with other packages too (XSI and Maya). With YafRay development slowed (and even that scare of not finding someone to maintain the Blender code for its support), I can only hope Sunflow starts getting adopted by more people and, dare I say it, adopted into Blender!
I guess it makes sense to write it in Java for maximum portability with minimum effort. How does it perform? (No, being a Java project doesn’t automatically make it slower, thanks to Just-in-Time compilation.)
YafRay development slowed (and even that scare of not finding someone to maintain the Blender code for its support), I can only hope Sunflow starts getting adopted by more people
Let’s hope Sunflow succes won’t be due to the failure of other raytracing projects, but due to its own merits.
The gallery is looking extremely impressive!
I wonder how he made those “aggregation” models.
How many of the new features are supported by the blender exporter?
etr9j: true, it would be great!
Updating the internal renderer with advanced features like sss and gi + many others… would be a nice next step…
With 2.43 release coming up Blender is getting more mature.
why projects like sunflow or kerkythea as not integrated in blender like yafray.
the most users of thes render package are blender user too.
somebody has to code the integration.
and as far as i have heard this is not that easy!
yeah sunflow is the Ogre of raytracing
why the developper could not integrate as internal render in Blender?
more Blender have render engine and more blender will advance;)
because i assume it is just not that easy to export and parse the information.
I used sunflow before, it looks very promising, but the let back was the exporter / UI, which seems to be sorted. Great stuff !
I cannot for the life of me get sunflow to work with blender. I need to know hot to set up the exporter script and everything. Total python idiot here. I saved the script from the website and put it in the python script folder, but, it looks like a text icon then I said use python in the properties but still nothing. Please help.
donweldon: You need to have python installed first, when you place a script file in your .scripts directory, the script will get listed in the category in your blender pull down menus.
As for the integration with blender, I think one small reason … which also would increase the “difficulty” is, maybe because sunflow is written in java, and blender is written in well some other language c++
I copied the python script( now with the extension.py and it looks like the other scripts but it is not listed in the scripts!!!
well … I guess the script does not have the info for itself to get listed in menus then, try opening it in the text editor in blender and then try running the script hint: Alt+P
OK got the script to run…but what is the path I am looking for? What should I be looking for in the sunflow folder?
ths script asks for the sunflow path…What file is it looking for?
It exports a .sc file…What do I do with that to get it to render with sunflow?