Hi Iv been a lightwave user for about 2 years now, and have recently been spending quite a bit of time with blender, because some of the functionality is amazing-like the animation controlls, scullpting, particles, fluid etc- wow however im having a bit of a problem with the rendering times- I set up the same scenes in lightwave and blender and the setup and rendering times were as follows:
lightwave -smoothing on, raytraced shadows on, subdivision surface 3 levels…
render time 1.3 seconds
blender- everything default setup except
subsurf level 3- blenders native renderer: 31.47 seconds
subsurf level 3- yafray renderer: 2:12:16 seconds!!
that is a huge difference- is that normal?
how can I get the times down?