I just downloaded cycles and started trying to render my model, but I get this grainy look, like its got an overpowering ambient occlusion or something. Ive looked for a setting for AO, but can’t find anything that seems to work. I also noticed that these renders seem to strain my graphics card pretty hard. Could that be my problem, or is there a setting to reduce this effect? I have the materials set to the diffuse material as others seem to be even worse.
Pitts_S1_cycletest.blend (1.34 MB)