Working with the Adaptive DMC engine


show more Fixed rate sampling is a quick and dirty rendering method, but it doesn't leave you much control. The Adaptive DMC engine is a way to have more control over the placing of samples, while still making the process simple and smooth. To use this Google SketchUp feature without frustration, you'll need to understand the relationship between setting changes and rendering time. Get started working with the Adaptive DMC engine by watching this online video. show less
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Working with the Adaptive DMC engine

As the name suggests, the Adaptive DMC image sampling engine adds adaptivity into the image sampling process. This means that based on some user input parameters, the engine can make some very deliberate choices about where and how it places samples in our scenes. Again, to set up the Adaptive DMC engine, let's come into our Options dialog. Let's come into the Image Sampler rollout and this time, if we use the Type dropdown, we can see that Adaptive DMC is the second on the list.

The Adaptive DMC engine is indeed the default inside of V-Ray for SketchUp. So if you start a new scene, chances are you are going to be working with the Adaptive DMC engine straightaway. Now whilst we don't have an awful lot in the way of control parameters for this image sampling engine, clearly we have a little bit more than our fixed-rate engine. One set of parameters that control how this engine works are these Min and Max Subdiv values. These really are what give V-Ray the ability ...

Working with the Adaptive DMC engine
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Fixed rate sampling is a quick and dirty rendering method, but it doesn't leave you much control. The Adaptive DMC engine is a way to have more control over the placing of samples, while still making the process simple and smooth. To use this Google SketchUp feature without frustration, you'll need to understand the relationship between setting changes and rendering time. Get started working with the Adaptive DMC engine by watching this online video.

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SketchUp V-Ray
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