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Offline technix

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Once again, a KiCad 5.0 ray tracing
« on: September 16, 2018, 05:03:44 pm »
This one is rendered on my dual Xeon E5-2680 machine at 4K resolution.



Ray tracing seemed to have an almost perfectly linear scaling, since this took me 34 seconds on this machine with 16 total cores across two processor chips, but a similar ray tracing took me almost two minutes on a quad-core machine with slightly faster cores.

I wonder if KiCad have a render to file option? That might be useful if I want to produce a printout for my projects, I can render extra high resolution images (for example, 15320x8640 or 16K 8640p - 16x pixels of the current 4K monitor.) Also since there would be more pixels to draw it also serves as a better benchmark.
 

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Re: Once again, a KiCad 5.0 ray tracing
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 08:59:30 pm »
I wonder if KiCad have a render to file option? That might be useful if I want to produce a printout for my projects, I can render extra high resolution images (for example, 15320x8640 or 16K 8640p - 16x pixels of the current 4K monitor.) Also since there would be more pixels to draw it also serves as a better benchmark.

Kicad can export the entire assembly to a STEP file, which of course you can import into your favorite 3D CAD viewer/program and print.
 

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Re: Once again, a KiCad 5.0 ray tracing
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2018, 09:35:51 pm »
I'm not sure if its made it into the nightlies yet. But I recently saw people talking about this in a bug report. To give the option to export the final image to any size.

That is a feature I am really keen on. I currently have 3 monitors and shuffle them around in windows to reflect the board shape for long format images.

Also the silly back of the board is darker issue.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2018, 12:36:47 am by Rerouter »
 

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Re: Once again, a KiCad 5.0 ray tracing
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2018, 09:55:55 pm »
I must admit I'm not too impressed by the render quality, but I guess you don't have to dick around for hours to get a passable image.

Nice SushiBits plug. ;)
 


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