As I said earlier, the GT 220 does not meet the minimum requirements of Lumion.
I don't understand why you are trying to use a GPU renderer like Lumion with a graphics card that was released in 2009?
The GTX 550 Ti is not a 'normal midrange' card in 2014.
It was released by nVidia over 3 years ago and was midrange card in terms of performance and memory back in 2011.
That you can't render a 50 minute video quickly enough with your outdated graphics cards is no surprise.
im NOT trying to run lumion on these graphic cards , we have AMD r9 machines too included in our unit ,
all i m implying on is the point , that THERE IS NO GRAPHIC CARD ON EARTH TODAY . that can handle pro level graphical rendering in decent times .
hollywood level studios , animations ,are all done on FARMS . either their own or on clouds .
Thats it . there is no graphic card on earth at this date , that can render an hour long scene in a decent time . even the k6000 has just given me 10 hours to do the task @4 seconds a frame
now that's a 6 minute file .
if i would have been doing this file on a distributed rendering solution , this file would have been ready in less than half an hour .
now imagine what times i would get on an hour long file on a K6000 , and that is the most expensive graphic card on earth at this date .
i m not even considering the graphic cards i have used as a test ,
i m showing you the numbers , that what the BEST graphic card on the planet can do .
6 min file @ 30 fps 720p K6000 is giving 10 hours .
for an hour long visualization . i get 60 hours of render time .
cloud solution , i get an hour long file in 6 hours MAX .
This is the difference . no one is even considering the graphic cards i mentioned , we are focusing on what the BEST are capable to do .
If you follow the links in my previous post, you will notice that this card only just meets the minimum requirements for simple scenes in Lumion.
A Titan Black, however, will make a huge difference, both in terms of the complexity of the scenes you will be able to render in Lumion as well as the render speed.
Many of our customers can testify to this.
i understand your point , but i have a K6000 in my system right now , which i borrowed for this very task .
and that gave me 10 hours . for a 6 minute scene .
manageable , but what would i do with the longer files without a distributed rendering solution .
I take your point about the lack of a distributed rendering functionality but that does not mean it is unusable for architectural visualisations.
Our clients currently include over a quarter of the Top 100 AEC companies in the world, and we get more praise than complaints from them, so we must be doing something right.
In any case, thank you for your feedback and good luck on your 50 minute ship visualisation - it sounds like a tough and time-consuming task with any software.
your are the developers , while we are the end users ,
and from where i see , if i get to make a walkthrough of some large project ,
with all the graphical capabilities lumion has , its still the last option i would choose as a designer .
for short file , yes , it can be managed with the TOP of the line cards .
( which i doubt everyone owns )
but for longer files , distributed rendering solution is a must and you people must make a note of it .
Thank you . i have presented my point , and i hereby rest my case .
criticism is only for the betterment . i love the features lumion has ,
but those features become useless if i cannot render them in a decent time , as compared to the rendering solutions that the competitor's software support .
best of luck .
count me in as a the very day when you people offer distributed rendering solution . Thank you