Are there any tutorials for simple tricks to reduce render times? Or you can just tell me if it’s not too complicated.
My test renders right now consist of roughly 1000 highly reflective metal rods that need to be rendered as such along with a polished concrete floor, 40 area lights (representing a large area of overhead flourescent strip lighting) that must be clearly visible as such on the floor and a small number of metal columns with a glossy paint. Everything is reflective, the rods have a large number of faces, etc. Not only that but it’s being rendered at a high resolution.
What, if any, tricks can help reduce the time? Right now I’m only doing test renders of still shots and it’s taking upwards of 45 minutes to do a 60’x60’ floor area.
My computer is a dual core 2.66Mh with an nvidia geForce 5500 card and 2GB DDR2 ram. Yeah, I’m asking for a faster computer. 12 core, 8GB DDR3 dual video cards, cup holder, leather interior, etc.