Johnny

03-23-2007, 10:10 AM

I've been doing some high quality renders lately that take in the neighborhood of 24 to 50 hours to complete. I don't mind bcs the results are good, and I do not have the latest, greatest hardware.

but what I've noticed is that those last render passes seem to take much longer than the previous ones.

One image of mine was at pass 32 of 33, and had taken about 24 hours to get there, so I figured that I'd have my pic that evening, in an hour or so.

The render didn't actually finish until the wee hours, some 4 or 5 hours later than my guesstimate.

Does each render pass involve the same amount of calculations, or do the later ones take more calculations?

Or is there some other problem?

thanks!

J

but what I've noticed is that those last render passes seem to take much longer than the previous ones.

One image of mine was at pass 32 of 33, and had taken about 24 hours to get there, so I figured that I'd have my pic that evening, in an hour or so.

The render didn't actually finish until the wee hours, some 4 or 5 hours later than my guesstimate.

Does each render pass involve the same amount of calculations, or do the later ones take more calculations?

Or is there some other problem?

thanks!

J