I have about 4G of RAM on my system (please hold your laughter for the end of this post) with a fairly decent video card. Whenever I render with approximate ambient occlusion on, it takes forever to render, while it takes only a few minutes to an hour to render with ray-trace AO. By forever, I mean that I press F-12 in the afternoon, let it run overnight, wake up in the morning and eat beakfast, come back, and the render is still stuck on “AO Pre-processing” without a single pixel rendered. :eek:
The image that I typically render isn’t a scene you’d expect an expert Blender artist to render, but it does have its fair share of transparent and reflective objects. The image size ~1000 x ~1000 pixels.
Is it normal to wait that long, or am I just impatient? :mad: