OK, newbie questions on Rendering times....
So, ...how long is 'normal'? lol!
Doing my first render here. 3Delight at 'Best Quality' setting. Rendering to a PNG file.
I have a scene, no background, 2 V5 characters, no clothing, no props, hair on each.
UberEnvironment2, with 2 distant lights and 1 spot. No shadows are turned on with the Distant lights and Spot. Uber2 is a stock preset.
Render started last night. It's now 16 hours and still going, at 85%. Render window 'History' and timer says it's still working. I'm using Studio 4.5 RC2 64-bit, on an iMac i7 Core machine with 16GB of RAM. So about as much speed as currently available.
So, is this 'normal'???
I'm assuming adding more props and clothing are only going to dramatically increase the render times, right?
Going forward, is it better to render the characters separately and import them each into my Photoshop background scene? Or is it more time efficient to render the two together as I'm doing now? Just asking newbie questions here to possibly speed things up.
Or is this just the world of 3D rendering?
FYI, as a 15 year Photoshop user, I'm use to things dramatically moving along faster.
So just looking for feedback from you 3D veterans. :)