Quote Originally Posted by scott.newman.ct View Post
Thanks for taking the time to do the tests RPSchmidt.

I notice your HDRI envirnoment got flipped somehow, so the render wont show quite the same results, but its still helpful to note the huge difference between "Raytrace+Backdrop" vs "Raytrace Only".

For me, rendering with Glossy Reflections OFF is a realism killer for close up, hero objects. But it is very useful for getting rid of noise and bringing down anti aliasing times on smaller areas or simple objects that will stay further back from the camera.

I was quite impressed with how well the despike filter actually worked in the end.

Hopefully somebody from Newtek can get back to us at some point about what Asticles has pointed out about the ISBG sampling not working correctly.

May I suggest ....You both should send in a report for a fix ?