appleseed 1.1.0 alpha-23

@dictoon dictoon released this Oct 23, 2014 · 3007 commits to master since this release

Summary

These are the release notes for appleseed 1.1.0 alpha-23.

The following people contributed code for this release (in alphabetical order): François Beaune, Srinath Ravichandran, Esteban Tovagliari.

appleseed

Major Changes

  • Added support for OSL emission.
  • Exposed the Disney BRDF as an OSL closure.
  • Added support for degree-1 (linear) curves.
  • Added support for external display drivers (as shared libraries / DLLs).
  • Implemented monochromatic photons in SPPM lighting engine (~5x memory reduction).
  • Added support for smooth tangent vectors.

OSL emission:

oslemission

A variant of the Cornell Box scene rendered using SPPM with monochromatic photons:

cornellboxwater

Smooth tangent vectors (on the foot):

chrome

Minor Changes

  • The Tangent and Bitangent modes of the diagnostic surface shader are now based on the actual tangent vectors instead of dP/du and dP/dv.
  • Added support for OSL camera coordinate system.
  • Added support for OSL dtime and dPdtime.
  • Fixed hierarchical instancing of assemblies.

appleseed.studio

Experimental Changes

  • Experimental "Frozen Display" mode when manipulating the camera during interactive rendering.

Frozen Display mode:

Frozen Display mode

Minor Changes

  • Scene picking now prints the depth at the picking point.
  • Fixed bug: slider can no longer be moved after having set the value to exactly 0.

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