I played a little with Blender in the old days, but had a pause of 1-2 years until now.
I’m fiddeling a little around to test the new features. This new engine Cycles seems nice to me, but I have some problems with it. Can someone please help me?
I can’t use the GPU in the newest version of Blender (2.65). There isn’t an Option for activating it. I tested the 2.64. I could activate the GPU there, but it wasn’t really faster, plus crashed often. I have an AMD APU A8-4500M. I think I read something, that ATI/AMD-Support is not very well, but will it get better or is it a bug?
I wanted to create a scene with sun falling into a dark room. I designed a test-scene with some watery-looking elements, but I have a problem with noise and performance:
- Even with only the room and the suns I get too much noise. I tried turning down the exposure-time and turning up the bounces and runs per pixel, but it didn’t really help. What can I do to prevent that?
- The rendering is incredibly slow. I know it’s because of my bad hardware (It’s a laptop and I only use the CPU…) but I think that can’t be the only problem. Are there some options I can optimize?
Thank you for helping.
Have a nice day!
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