This release improves the path traced rendering, fixes issues with file saving and prevents Avoyd from crashing when loading Minecraft 1.18 files. Minecraft 1.18 support will be added in the next version of Avoyd.
For details and further changes, see the Avoyd 0.8.9 changelog
Comparison of 2x enlarged selection from a render with the Firefly Clamp Value set to 1000 on left and 10 on right. The high value of 1000 effectively turns off clamping and several fireflies (isolated white pixels) are visible from low probability paths which intersect the primary light source. These are removed when the clamp value is reduced to 10 as on the right image.
Path traced render with 400 samples per pixel of a simple scene with emissive and transparent materials using the new firefly clamping value set to 10 to remove fireflies. Click to view high definition png version.
The same path traced render denoised using Open Intel Denoising using the new high quality mode (on by default) which first denoises the albedo and normal data before passing it to the denoiser. This enables improved denoising of transparencies and reflections. Click to view high definition png version.