I would like to know if there is any trick to render hairs faster. My problem is that i set up lights for high quality onto a figure, I achive a very realistic render of a figure that takes about 3-5 min to render but then when i add the hair to the figure it takes like 30-40 min to render.
I would like to know if there is some method to render just the hair without occlusion, to explain myself, i put an uberenviorment to the scene and i would like to render the figure with occlusion shadows but the hair just with ambiental light. is that possible? Or there is at least some trick to lower the render time even if its not so good?