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pabloarce
07-21-2006, 08:46 AM
I have a question for you, fountain of knowledge, about render times.

I have this scene, not all that complicated, about 60K polys, with a lot of tranparencies, some reflection & refraction, etc...

I am trying to render in a iMac G5 2.0GHz with 1.5GB RAM, and 128MB Video Card. I need radiosity, as one of the objects needs to be iridescent (hot plate-like object) and caustics would be nice for the reflections.

Now, when I put this to render, at 1280x1024 4 Pass, the render time is a bit over 9 hours....

Does that seem normal to you guys? Or is something messed up in my setup?
Would anyone be willing to try to render my scene to see what render times you get?

Thanks a lot... It's kinda frustrating leaving the computer rendering all night just to find out small changes should be made... and then render again...