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Post Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:56 pm

Intel Core2 6300 @ 1.86 Ghz is fairly basic level PC, considering that you can get (Core i7). That is my recommendation for a render workstation. If you do a little search, Fletch did a comparison of his i7 to some older PC.
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Post Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:31 am

1.86 Ghz is a slow processor. even for 5 years ago.

may want to "spring" for a new one.

still, I tested the "GI-tutorial_K_finish.xml" scene on one thread (2.66ghz... it's about 1.42 threads at your processor speed. ;) it finished in 5m8s on one thread.)

so... something possibly wrong w/ your machine.
using sim. machine mentioned above by notareal it renders in 1m34s.

Here's how to speed it up a bit w/out probably loosing much quality...
set AA to .3 or even .15 because .005 is probably good but overkill for most average users.
I see the brightness threshold is .01... this is fast... could even go lower to like .005 or .002 if you change the AA setting.

in Global Illum tab:
2million photons is overkill for KT 2008 she will give great quality with less.. try 1million... or keep lowering it until you get something you don't like the quality. with sky portal on the opening you could go to 400 rays. ;)

mesh detail at 0... try .1 (.1 meters or 1 decimeter) this is the one to be careful with, probably don't need to touch it at all.

Final Gathering- probably will get just as good w/ 900 rays... could even go to 500 is my guess.

set tracing depth to 7 and gather depth could maybe go to 1 then... haven't played a lot with this one...

.1 accuracy may be too high... could probably go lower. try 'good' or 'moderate' and see what you get.
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3D by passion
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