Keegan Keene (silver593)

2 answers · asked · Lesson: Diffuse and Specular · Course: Fundamentals of Shading

Why should I use BI instead of cycles? I've been getting into low poly artwork, and I learned that while in cycles I can j...

Why should I use BI instead of cycles? I've been getting into low poly artwork, and I learned that while in cycles I can just make a color on the materials panel and apply it, but BI looks like it has way more options.
  • crew
    BI can deliver render results much faster than Cycles. Especially for NPR (non photo-realistic) tasks. Cycles is a far more realistic/accurate renderer. It completely depends on what you're trying to render.
  • Ahh ok, I think I will stay in cycles for my low poly stuff since I've already made like 20 models in it I plan to use in a scene. It appears that if I make a material in cycles, it doesn't transfer over to BI, so I would having to make my 60+ materials all over again even though they are simple.