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dj_porter
02-10-2005, 01:16 AM
I have made a scene of 450 frames and the objects,lights and textures are fairly simple, but when I start to render it is taking 1h 20m to render a frame, which works out to be about 14 days to finish. I have made a similar scene of 450 frames before which only took 1.5 days to render. The only difference between the scenes is that I hav changed the grid size so I could get a smaller camera so it can fit in a tunnel I made. Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks
Darren

Matt
02-10-2005, 12:14 PM
Changing the grid size has no effect on render time, in my experience the features in LightWave that really impact render times are:

Radiosity (Global Illumination Properties)
Ray Recursion Limit (Render Options)
Reflection Burring (Enviroment tab in Surface Editor)
Raytrace Refraction (Render Options)
Anti-Aliasing (Camera Properties)

Double-check all of these settings are the same in the scenes you mentioned.

Cheers
Matt

dj_porter
02-10-2005, 02:44 PM
Thanks Matt !