Hi. I have a Nvidia GTX 650 1GB GPU and I have been learning cycles lately. I don’t have a very new motherboard in my computer, so I cannot render as fast as the card can go. But now to my question:
Is it possible to speed up Cycles? I know that it is possible, as I have used Andrew Price’s ‘4 Ways to Speed up Cycles’ and the Tips to reduce noise on the Blender Wiki. But I was wanting to render movies with Cycles.
Here’s how it goes: if one frame of my movie takes 5 minutes to render (1080p and 200 Samples) and I have over 300 frames, it will take 30 hours to render! So I was wondering if I could turn down the realism in Cycles a bit to speed up the render or if there were other ways to speed it up.
Thanks to all who reply in advance!