thanks for your response
Everything is set at default. The render priority is checked as normal on both both programs. Bryce 7 was just recently downloaded and installed and opened on each laptop. There is a scene that appears in the nano preview when you first open the program for the first time. When I click the center render button with each program in “downloaded default settings” the renders take hugely different times.
the i7 quad core takes 45 seconds—a dell precision m4500 running windows 7
the duel core takes 5 seconds—a much older dell latitude d820 running xp home
I have also just downloaded and installed bryce 7 pro on a 6 core hp desktop running windows 7 with 8 gigs or ram. The same default setting render takes 3 seconds.
Maybe my mobile nvidia card in the dell precision m45oo needs an updated driver. But the dell precision m4500 renders daz studio images about 5 times faster than on the old xp laptop. So the problem seem peculiar to bryce so far.
Any suggestion appreciated. I like Bryce. I’m now going to try vue on both laptops. I want to render natural landscapes mostly. Thats why I like bryce and vue.