Edit: new release YafaRay-E v1.1.0. Changes respect to the previous version v1.0.0 are:
I’ve released a new version of the YafaRay-E (Experimental) testing branch. I’ve prepared builds for Windows 32bit / 64bit, Linux 32bit / 64 bit and Mac OSX 64bit (v10.6 or higher). You have the description of the new version and the download links here:
For more information, read the README file, the INSTALL file and the CHANGELOG file.
The changes between the last version (v1.0.0) and this version (v1.1.0) are:
Changes to the Core code and build files to enable building for Mac OSX 64bit (v10.6 or higher), based on the excellent work from Jens Verwiebe. Thank you very much, Jens!!
Added a new "Resampled Floor" parameter to the Adaptative AA calculations, to increase the noise reduction performance. The idea is that if the amount of resampled pixels go below that "floor" value during a certain pass, the AA threshold is automatically decreased in 10% for the next pass. More information: http://yafaray.org/node/690
Blend materials can now be selected using drop down menus. This feature has been ported from povmaniaco's The Bounty fork of YafaRay. Thanks, povmaniaco!!
Added a new texture sampling parameter in Blender Exporter to control the type of interpolation in the image texture. Options will be: bilinear (default), bicubic or none. See: http://www.yafaray.org/community/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=5121
Added a per-material parameter to control reception of shadows. Now it's possible to select if a material should receive shadows from other objects (as default) or not. See: http://yafaray.org/node/687
Minor changes for existing material visibility feature to improve (just a tiny bit) performance.
Previous release v1.0.0 information:
This versions includes many fixes and improvements. Most important are:
Fixes to the Color pipeline and linear workflow. Better Color Management integration with Blender.
Fixes to Volumetrics and their inclusion in the Recursive Raytracing process so now they are correctly reflected and refracted like other objects, which fixes an old problem when mixing transparent objects with volumes.
Fixed some artifacts with bump mapping.
New per-material “visibility” parameter that allows fully visible materials, materials without shadows, materials “shadow only” and fully invisible materials.
New per-light enable/disable function and “cast shadows” option, so we can choose if we want each light to cast shadows or not.
Thank you David ! This release is very important for the YafaRay Project.
I would like to point out that this new version of YafaRay and the Blender exporter is not backwards compatible with previous versions of YafaRay and the Blender exporter because of the critical color pipeline bug.
Except from users finishing right now a work with previous versions, we recommend upgrading if you don’t mind about the experimental nature of this new version.
We will keep malfunctioning versions (YafaRay 0.1.5 and beta 0.1.99) available for users needed to review old scenes with a YafaRay version actually compatible with it.
A question: those volumetrics that there are examples about them in the link below… do they work or there is some problem with them? I am trying to achieve something as those in the examples with the cloudy cubes but all is in vain, the only thing that appears is a monotonous fog like thing. Does really the texture applying on the volumetrics work or there is some problem in it?
It would be very helpful to have a very simple Blender file with such an example, so that we can download it and see the settings…
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “C:\Users\bluecd\Downloads\blender-2.76-windows64\blender-2.76-windows64\2.76\scripts\modules\addon_utils.py”, line 324, in enable
mod = import(module_name)
File “C:\Users\bluecd\Downloads\blender-2.76-windows64\blender-2.76-windows64\2.76\scripts\addons\Yafaray_init_.py”, line 82, in <module>
from . import io
File “C:\Users\bluecd\Downloads\blender-2.76-windows64\blender-2.76-windows64\2.76\scripts\addons\Yafaray\io_init_.py”, line 22, in <module>
from . import yaf_export
File “C:\Users\bluecd\Downloads\blender-2.76-windows64\blender-2.76-windows64\2.76\scripts\addons\Yafaray\io\yaf_export.py”, line 27, in <module>
from yafaray import PLUGIN_PATH
ImportError: No module named ‘yafaray’
Double-Check that you downloaded the YafaRay-E 1.0.0 build for Windows 64 bit, as the build for Windows 32 bit would not work in your system.
Follow the steps in this video, where a guy managed to install (a slightly older version) in Windows 10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bkx8p4IMoQ The audio is in spanish but I guess following the screen activity would still be useful.
If that does not help, then please run Blender in a command line (execute cmd.exe and then go with “cd (path)” to the Blender directory and execute “blender”. You will get a lot of lines in the cmd.exe window. After you try to enable YafaRay, capture all those lines and paste them in a reply here.
thanks to you and Jens for this:) playing with it now (OSX version).
One thing I did notice was that changes to material preview do not happen unless another material is selected and then the original is reselected… sort of forcing the update. Is this normal? I don’t recall it working like this in previous releases.