Reality renders taking forever
Some months ago, I purchased the reality 2.0/luxrender package. Fired it up once and just thought it was way over my head since I had used to ol' point and click firefly and 3Delight renderers. So, today, thought I'd take it for a test drive since I've educated myself in the actual nuts and bolts of renderers a bit. What I'd like to know is it common for a basic 1-light portrait/head-shot render, 1584x2000 pixels to take 28 HOURS to render? I'm looking for about 500 pixel samples before I shut the renderer down and it's taking about 2 minutes per pixel sample. From what I can tell from the status bar, I'm running between 10 and 14k samples/sec. I'd really like to re-render a few of my favorite scenes with reality but at that speed, it'll take me weeks for just a few renders. Any help for speeding up reality/lux would be much appreciated.