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Title: Fractron 9000 beta 0.4 available
Post by: Stefan on June 27, 2010, 09:52:56 AM
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Fractron 9000 (http://sourceforge.net/projects/fractron9000/files/) is a GPU accelerated fractal flame renderer for Windows. Requires a video card that supports OpenGL 2.0 (OpenCL or CUDA recommended). Also Requires Microsoft .NET framework version 2.0.

Version 0.4 Beta
 - Added support for OpenCL rendering
 - Added support for rendering through OpenGL and the host CPU
 - Switched to .NET framework 2.0 instead of 3.5
 - Fixed a bug that caused poor anti-aliasing quality
 - Added option for JPEG image output
 - Added option for PNG transparency
 - Added "bulge" variation
 - Got rid of cuda9k.dll. The program now links directly to nvcuda.dll.
 - Improved error handling and reporting

Rendering fails with NVIDIA R256 driver branch (using any device) - the list is growing  :P

(http://www.imagebanana.com/img/zo6hjqv/stefan4geeks3d.com.fractron9000b04.c.png) (http://www.imagebanana.com/)
Title: Re: Fractron 9000 beta 0.4 available
Post by: fractron9000 on July 01, 2010, 08:38:45 AM
Hello, I'm the developer for Fractron 9000. If you have a chance, could you send the error details to mthiesen(at)gmail.com? Hopefully I'll be able to track down the problem.
Title: Re: Fractron 9000 beta 0.4 available
Post by: fellix on July 04, 2010, 02:46:53 PM
Is the OCL kernel in this beta being vectorized? The performance of my HD5870 is definitely sub-par to NV's GF100.