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Cycles: MIS is broken in branched pathtracing integrator
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System Information
Operating system: Windows-10-10.0.18362 64 Bits
Graphics card: GeForce GTX 1080/PCIe/SSE2 NVIDIA Corporation 4.5.0 NVIDIA 431.70

Blender Version
Broken: version: 2.81 (sub 13), branch: master, commit date: 2019-10-04 22:33, hash: rBab519b91b2c4
Worked: 2.79b release

Short description of error
Enabling MIS in branched PT introduces a lot of noise in every release after 2.79b.

Example picture of the Agent demo:


2.81 Alpha:

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Download for example "barbershop_interior_cpu.blend" from, render with a current build in BPT with MIS on and compare it to the much cleaner 2.79b result.



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