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3Delight unearthed (Renderman Compliant)

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:39 pm
by Intuition
So I bugged the 3Delight team to see if they had any builds left from the Irix days.

They said they had one... still on the webserver.

I am at work now, but am leaving here to download to my 400 mhz later.

If anyone wants to untar/ungz it and examine.. please feel free.

Its not a maya plugin so I am guessing it is a standalone that will need a rib file from something to render.

I have no idea how usable it is... but ... for what it is worth.... here is some Irix computer graphic history to archive.

Re: 3Delight unearthed (Renderman Compliant)

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:35 pm
by rooprob
check install script for example of a sysadm having a bad day.

Following instruction in the INSTALL file, shaderdl craps itself and dumps core. Gdb does not help here.

Renderdl at least seems to work, but the cubits.tiff it creates is pretty empty.

Someone else care to take it for a spin.

Re: 3Delight unearthed (Renderman Compliant)

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:06 am
by foetz
oh that's a nice find. will give it a try for sure :D

Re: 3Delight unearthed (Renderman Compliant)

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:27 pm
by Intuition
Still haven't had a chance to play with this yet BUT, at work this week I did find a few items of use.

Since 3Delight depends on a RIB file being created elsewhere we have to get one of the apps available on Irix to export RIB files. Since Pixar isn't handing out licenses for Renderman Artist Tools in Irix anymore I started looking for RIB file makers.

First was this one.

But I can't see a way to download it. Though I am betting he'd either create an Irix build or give source for an Irix build to be compiled. Of course it may just be a smaller par tof his translator software.

Then I found this... ... t-for-maya

Now I just have to find a Maya 1.0 somewhere on Ebay. I keep missing out on the box sets when they show up.

Finally I remembered that PowerAnimator has a RIB exporter... one of my O2 drives bought from Ebay back in 2009 has Power Animator on it so I think I'll try to export the RIB file and see what 3Delight does with it.