Ephtracy’s MagicaVoxel underwent some new changes in the latest release. Version 0.98.2 added bloom and bokeh effects to the path tracking renderer.
MagicaVoxel is a free, super-fun 3D Voxel editor that has a nice path tracing renderer incorporated. It lets you intuitively create 8-bit voxel models, scenes and render them into really amazing looking images and animations.
The latest version also added a new HDR emissive material, ground material, and lets you pause rendering, and adds some more AA control, letting you turn off antialiasing to get a great chunky “pixelized” look.
— drinkdecaf (@drinkdecaf) April 3, 2017
From the MagicaVoxel Update Log:
- click the button in Bloom section to calculate bloom effect when any rendeirng setting has been changed
- it has its own progress bar, and uses the same number of samples on the top
- adjust the weight with the slider, it will not restart rendering
- it will enable “Camera->ACES” automatically
- it has larger aperture size for DOF (depth of field)
HDR Emissive Material
- formula is changed to “Emit * (10 ^ Power)”
- “Glow” is only used to enhance Bloom and Bokeh effects
Pause Rendering and Instant Feedback
- click Image->”||” to pause progressive rendering
- enable “Sample->GI”
- every change of material will be immediately displayed in viewport
- *expensive option, higher end GPU recommended
- enable “View->Back” [CTRL+B] to display sky as background
- the fading ground into horizon is controled by “Fog” slider
- for real fog, enable “Fog” firstly
- now you can use “Alt+LButton” to click the ground, and then assign “Metal” material to it
- turn off “View->AA” to disable Anti-Aliasing and set image size small (128, e.g.
— ephtracy (@ephtracy) April 2, 2017
If you haven’t tried MagicaVoxel yet, you should! It’s free and works on both MacOS and Windows systems. Visit Ephtracy for download and more information.