I’m wondering if there are any scripts or precompiled settings out there that affect just the 3delight engine - for people like me (I have a graphics chip instead of a card) who can’t really use hardware rendering/all the lower quality settings, but still need a quick ‘preview’ render from time to time?
Since Omnifreaker is on sale right now one of the first things I wanted to grab was Render Throttle but after a little research I found that despite the product page saying it’s compatible with DS2x ... many threads in the forum have confirmed it doesn’t work in DS4.
I know that DS4 comes with a quality slider which a lot of people said essentially does the same thing as RT ... but I experimented with lowering the quality to get a good preview of the scene I was working with last night, and not only did the spot render NOT speed up at ALL, but when I did an actual render it was nearly as bad as looking through the viewport! I couldn’t even tell if things looked alright or if shadows needed to be fixed because the image was so poor. That being said I have a feeling that the graphics chip that comes with my 13” MacBookPro is probably partly to blame, but either way it means that the three lower render presets are basically useless for me.
It would be really great if there was another option out there! I found a few render presets that Adamr001 made, but apparently they only worked with DS3 & DS4 beta ... I know I can adjust and save presets myself, but I don’t feel knowledgeable enough with the render parameters to fiddle with anything beyond the shading rate ... I couldn’t even guess which settings would result in a quicker (yet still moderately good in quality) render. If anyone has any suggestions for settings, or another workaround I would be greatly obliged!!