Excellent render tim I know some renders are forever, and they are the best ones. It's a shame too because I miss out on a ton of videos. I'm using 3 now to create my renders and I could use another 2! hehehe I love this stuff
Cheers Carroll... yeah I left this and 2 other dIFS pieces running overnight and they ended up taking 18hrs all in which is slow for my pc.. I would love to have more pcs but i used to manage with one with a single core and 2gigs of ram, now i have quad core 32 gigs ram and if I had more then I am sure I would use it up and be wanting more .. it never ends
I've found the fix for Reflection, instead of using Reflection use an image as a skin (the same one you used for the background perferably)... and if you change the % size of the skin as you move about it creates a Reflection like desire and it renders a whole lot faster and you and end up with the exact same results. Reflection is very slow, especially when rendering a movie, but doing it the way I just described can cut off per image rendered from a 3 minute render to only 30 or 40 seconds or less. A few of my recent movie I've got the render down to 8 seconds per image and with great results.
yes totally.. I have never used reflections yet as they seem so slow and instead I use images as mats and as lightmaps to give highlights and effects on the objects.. some reflections calculations tell me it will take a day or 2 to render so I just give up... if I had a spare pc I would be happy to let it chug away for days but life is too short to wait for that kind of thing
I'm in a position that I pick up older computers a lot, so I've got computers spread out over our house (BEWARE GEEK AHEAD!). I've now got 3 that surrounds me - My 4 year 2 gigs of ram, Dual Core Vista Ultimate, My 8 month old 6 gigs of ram, Quad Core Windows 7, and my newest addition... My Acer Mini 11.6" laptop, 4 gigs of ram, I3 3'erd generation Dual Core Windows 8, which is connected to my 32" HD TV and plugged into my Yamaha Home Theater System... so she's got some KICK! I love Electronics!