Turbo Tools V2 – TURBO RENDER! Render up to 960x Faster!

Turbo Render is the newest addition to the Turbo Tools addon for Blender. Turbo Tools includes both Turbo Render and Turbo Comp.

  • Turbo Render – Vastly superior render results up to 960x faster. Retains image quality the standard denoisers can’t maintain even when providing them with images rendered for 120X longer! For complex scenes you can expect your single frame renders to be reduced from several hours to several minutes!
  • Turbo Comp – A full compositor suite with real-time playback and compositing directly in the compositor backdrop. Also includes branch caching, resaving of file output nodes without re-rendering, automatic file output node creation, publishing and lots more.

Turbo Tools is available for download from:

Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/a/891135091
Blender Market: https://www.blendermarket.com/products/turbo-tools-v2—turbo-render/?ref=165
(Price difference is due to higher commission on Blender Market. The products are identical.)

Turbo Render

Turbo Render Addon for Blender
This render of the the Blender Classroom scene took under 17 seconds on a gtx1070 thanks to Turbo Render!

The following tests were created using cycles X in blender 3.1. To give OIDN and Optix the best possible chance, they were set to use albedo and normals to assist with the denoising process. OIDN had Prefilter set to Accurate, and I also tried setting prefilter to NONE to see if it would improve the texture comparison results (it didn’t).

Scene 1 – heavy DOF , strong SSS, film set to transparent to test alpha.

Click here to download test scene 1

Test scene 2 Available from the shop.

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Turbo Render addon for Blender.  Turbo Tools addon for Blender
Turbo render is able to maintain reflection clarity at extremely low samples. OIDN required over 4 minutes of rendering to achieve a similar quality.
The image is rendered with film set to transparent to produce an alpha channel. The white background (top of the image) is then added in the compositor to highlight the difference in quality. OIDN required a 4 min render to get close to Turbo Render’s 10 second render result, but there was still visible noise (video to follow)

Scene 2 – Indoor scene to test geometry detail and texture detail.

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Turbo Render addon for Blender.  Turbo Tools addon for Blender
Above we can see that even after 30 minutes of rendering, OIDN is still unable to retain as much texture detail as Turbo Render can at on 1 min!
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Even with a 15 second render, that’s a whopping 120x faster than the 30 min render used by OIDN, Turbo Render can still maintain texture detail using it’s ‘Enhanced Textures’ option:
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Above we can see that the bottom of the cupboard area is getting quite badly mangled up by OIDN and even worse with OPTIX. This is because denoisers can struggle with dark edges of geometry that meet with shadows due to a lack of contrast. Turbo Render can achieve much better results using it’s ‘slow (all passes mode), even at very low samples (as shown above bottom right).

Below shows that even when rendering at 1 min per frame (240x less time per frame than the ground truth 4 hours per frame), we can still get excellent results without any noticeable flicker. To do this with OIDN and maintain the same geometry, texture and reflection detail we’d need to render at 30 mins per frame (as can be seen in the above texture comparison still image examples, and youtube video examples athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toManFMUSFQ )

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Notice how turbo render (on the right) has vastly superior image quality when compared to OIDN (left). The most noticeable improvements in this image are the crisp shadows on the notice board and the clarity of the reflections under the desk.
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Turbo Render has an extremely easy to understand and use interface. Full explanation available on the product page.

Videos

All features at a glance!
Introduction to Turbo Render addon for Blender with live tests

Turbo Comp

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Simple user interface adds insane new compositor functionality for the fastest and easiest possible Blender rendering/compositing workflow.

The blender compositor is where you can take a turd and polish it into something exceptional.  The pros don’t spend hours trying to get everything right in the 3d viewport, or spend huge amounts of time re-rendering every time a client needs an amendment.  Instead the majority of the work to get a render looking incredible, is carried out in the compositor.  This is why at the last Blender conference, the entire audience voted that the compositor be the next focus for development. 

V1 of this addon addresses many of those needs by adding :

Caching

Cache entire branches of a node tree to ensure fast performance.

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No more waiting for nodes to process!!!

Real-time Compositing 

Add, tweak, and cache all in real time. 

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composite in real-time directly in the compositor’s backdrop!

Real-time Graph Editor

modify graph editor curves in real-time via the graph editor for real time automation!

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Record automation during playback!

File Output Node Tools

One of the longest requested features for blender is to be able to resave a file output node without having to re-render the 3d scene….well now you can!  Even better, this feature isn’t limited to single frames, you can actually resave all frames in a single click.


Not only that, you can also press a single button to generate and wire up file output nodes with the output destination automatically populated too! 

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Instant file output node setup!

Publishing

One click publishing temporarily discards any cache and exports your node tree at full quality to a movie file or image sequence.  This can be done as many times as necessary as it doesn’t require the 3d scene to be re-rendered.  Audio can be included in the resulting file by adding the audio strip to the VSE.

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publish your composition to movie or image sequences without the need to re-render!

Automatic rewiring of your existing node trees

Hit render, sit back and it’s all done for you.  Automatically works with even the most complex of existing compositor node tree.

Auto rename group inputs

No more wasting hours renaming group inputs. Select the group, click rename group inputs from source option, and you’re done!

Turbo Render addon for Blender.  Turbo Tools addon for Blender. Turbo Comp addon Blender
Turbo Render addon for Blender.  Turbo Tools addon for Blender. Turbo Comp addon Blender
renames group in puts automatically from connected socket names

Full Tutorial

Turbo Tools is available for download from:

Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/a/891135091
Blender Market: https://www.blendermarket.com/products/turbo-tools-v2—turbo-render/?ref=165
(Price difference is due to higher commission on Blender Market. The products are identical.)

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