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The 3Delight Preferences dialog offers options for a user to configure how he or she likes to use 3Delight per his or her personal preference. As such, these settings:

  1. Are independent of the Maya scenes /and projects the user is working on.
  2. Are effective across all Maya scenes /and projects the user is working on.
  3. Have no effect on the resulting image from the rendering process (i.e. they do not affect the project a user is working on).


In order to provide a quick feedback and allow interactive manipulations, 3Delight's live renders always start with a very coarse image and refines its quality through a few iterations, each iteration taking increasingly more time. The Live Render Coarseness option simply enables you to select the lowest quality (coarseness) the live renders starts with. More coarseness (larger pixels) provides faster frame rate during interactive manipulation at the expense of quality. The available options are 8, 6, 4, 2 pixels. The default is 8 pixels, favouring interactive responsiveness (particularly during camera manipulation). Users are encouraged to try less coarseness based on the interactive work they do and also based on the performance of their workstation.


An image is rendered gradually in small groups of pixels called buckets. This option allows you to specify in what order the buckets are rendered. It applies to both normal and live renders. The default scanning is Circle. The available options are: