View Full Version : HI REZ Render Time

02-19-2004, 07:32 AM
As I write this my desktop MAC Dual Gig G4 is rendering a 3600 x 2700 MEDIUM resolution scene. Lots of lights, polys are relatively high as well.

My direct concern is ...

Currently still on 1 of 9 passes after two hours!

Does the rneder engine carry forward information to each subsequent pass so that I might think each pass will actually take less and less time or is each pass an equal equivalent of time?

At this rate I am looking at a 24 hr render at least.

I am trying to get an image worthy of a color laser print output at approximately 8 x 10.

i am spardacus

02-19-2004, 08:15 AM
As long as you dont have adaptiv aa on, look how long the first pass renders and multiply it with nine. With that resolution you are able to print up to A2 format without problems.