First of all I congratulate you because of this webpage. Love it. It is beautiful, smart and very professional.
Secondly: this software rocks!! I suspected that when I played around with it few years ago, that after a few releases it will tur out great And here we are This years GSoC really speeded up things.
And big thanks for Joel for the exporter!!
One thing is disturbing (for me at least) that appleseed doesn’t support camera shift, which is very much needed in many cases. If there’s a wishlist, I’d make a wish for that!
Other than that appleseed is fast, and easy to use through the exporter, great work.
Here’s a test render. The scene was originally set up for Vray, I transformed it to fit appleseed (oh, yes Joel, is it posible to have group instances supported in the addon? I had to particle-system the bushes, because instances didn’t work) and rendered it. I faked camera shift with a black plane, which is sampled for the least time to speed up rendering then cropped the image in compositor. It’s made with adaptive sampling min:32 max:256.
Hope you like it C&C are welcome!!!