-u+ the default option in rtrace with the current release?

Dear group,

I'm wondering whether pure monte carlo sampling (-u+) has become the default
setting in the current binary linux distribution for rtrace/rpict, rather
than the classic quasi monte carlo sampling (-u-).
I'm working on a project where it is important to have the same results
returned whenever a simulation is ran multiple times.

Thanks!

-jelle

Hi Jelle,

Run rtrace -defaults or rpict -defaults to find out. You'll see that it's now the default for rtrace, but rpict still defaults to -u-. Nevertheless, there are no true guarantees that two subsequent runs will have completely identical results if there are subtle differences in the input, which \ cause different sampling patterns due to certain thresholds being met or not during rendering.

-Greg

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From: "Jelle Feringa / EZCT Architecture & Design Research" <[email protected]>
Date: February 24, 2007 5:02:01 AM PST

Dear group,

I'm wondering whether pure monte carlo sampling (-u+) has become the default setting in the current binary linux distribution for rtrace/rpict, rather than the classic quasi monte carlo sampling (-u-).
I'm working on a project where it is important to have the same results returned whenever a simulation is ran multiple times.

Thanks!

-jelle