I am on V2.71 in Cycles so I have to use CPU to Render. Like Volume Light. I am trying to export a 1280x720 set on 24 samples. Yes it is an animation. Small animation of on object moving on “Z” axis. Not a lot by any means.
I have an I7 Ivy Bridge 3770K Intel CPU with 16GB of Kingston 1666 Ram. I do not remember if it is DDR3 or 5. Win7 Pro OS.
Is there a setting or something I can do to speed this render. I am at 1:15 doing 5 frames PNG.
I think there is something to do with Light bounces… Does the Homegeneous steps have anything to do with it as well?
Please if you got a pretty good setting to share, please do so. Via a couple screen grabs if you could.
I had a post tell me it is vertices and faces make a diff. I tried an experiment and it SEEMS that if it is out of cam view it does not do anything as far as Render times.
There are a couple of different questions directions here. The bottom line is the render setting to get some speed out of this. I thought I was going to do my Smoke here in Blender using a PNG seq but I could just imagine the time that would take!