area lights with yafray?

when I put a area light in and render it with yafray it puts dots all over.

Can you post an screenshot?

there is a repository with some Yafray scenes, maybe they can give you some clues:

http://www.katorlegaz.com/index.php?a=thumbs&c=Blender_3D_Model_Repository&p=yafray

Try increasing the ‘Samples’ value in the ‘Shading’ dialog of your area light to about 5 (better 8 ).

Hi,

I had the same behavior, but only with GI activated. Almost black scene full of white dots, and very slow render.

So I usually stoped the render thinking of a problem with GI on Mac. But I recently learned that it was just a pre-pass render for light bounce calculation, and giving the render a chance to finish, the result was quite good :slight_smile:

Best Regards,