vidoman wrote:Cool3D PS, is a very old program, and yes it uses a rendering engine that is older then that used with Cool 3D. Projects done in the less expensive program can render much faster (however still takes a considerable amount of time) then with C3DPS.
Actually, the rendering engine of COOL 3D PS is not older than that used in COOL 3D. In fact, it's much newer than COOL 3D as I've stated in another post (C3DPS: use DirectX 8, C3D: use DirectX 6).
vidoman wrote:I will add that 3D rendering is very demanding on PCs, and therefore take a long time to render. I've read on other forums about other 3D programs where rendering 3D images would take 22hrs or more. That's not an animation, but images. Of course the Dual Core, or Duo Core, were not heard of then either, but the P4's were around, so it wasn't that long ago.
If you really compare the rendering performance of C3DPS with some other commercial 3D programs, C3DPS is really not that slow. However, if you have no experiences on 3D programs, yes you will think C3DPS is slow. So I can feel the pain of Cosmo.
vidoman wrote:Believe me we (users of this app) have waited and wanted, begged Ulead to come out with a patch, fix or upgrade to it. However for some reason they decided to leave this one alone. Member H.T. Chien knows the full story behind C3DPS using the slower rendering engine, as he was involved with it while he worked for Ulead. So maybe he can shed some more light on this.
I might know the reason but I might not be able to talk about the decision of Ulead. I can only say some technical stuffs about the rendering engine. And I think the link you provided should explain some of the technical stuffs.
snoops wrote:I didn't know C3DPS has a different engine than the normal C3D: If this option does not exist... sorry!
Actually the C3DPS engine is been upgraded from the C3D engine to support DirectX 8 and later, and that's why you might still see C3DPS running on Vista but C3D cannot because Microsoft removed the old DirectX 6 support in Vista.
cosmo777 wrote:Where is this Picture Menu with the Hal rendering options ?
The HAL Rendering
option is only available in COOL 3D 3.5 and earlier. In COOL 3D Production Studio, if you can start it without any errors or warnings then it already has the HAL rendering feature on by default. (In other words there is no software rendering in C3DPS because it's the requirement of DirectX 8 and later)
Hope this helps.