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3Dsmax 2012 rendering time
show user profile  chiki_chiki_BANGBANG
hello, im kinda a beginner at using 3dsmax, for my classes at school i need to make a little house using mental ray rendering, i always had problems with the rendering time, i make a movie from some explosion 210 frames, low quality and it took me 72houres to render it !

so now im wanne render a interior scene but its taking ages just for test renderings.. do anyone has any idea what the problem could be? thankyou..

if it could help this is my laptop
Processor : intel (R) Core(TM) i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.2GHz 2.19GHz
Ram : 12,0 GB

sorry for my crapy english ;p..
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1/6/2012 10:41:04 PM (last edit: 1/6/2012 10:41:04 PM)
show user profile  Dave
Faster rendering "in general" usually just boils down to lowering settings, thus lowering quality. If you want the best advice you should probably post screen-shots of your render settings, give an example of what you're aiming for... and talk a bit about the scene you're doing. Lights/time of day/materials etc etc.

"I want to render things quicker" is a bit of a broad question. The more you give, the more you get.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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1/6/2012 10:46:41 PM (last edit: 1/6/2012 10:46:41 PM)
show user profile  chiki_chiki_BANGBANG
it isn't a big file yet, just walls and windows, some kinda furniture (all made in revit architecture and imported..)
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1/6/2012 11:01:57 PM (last edit: 1/6/2012 11:01:57 PM)
show user profile  chiki_chiki_BANGBANG

i hope you can see this :/? but i doubt it, how can i set pictures here? i cant find a upload buttom and if i draw them in i cant press someting
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1/6/2012 11:02:31 PM (last edit: 1/6/2012 11:04:24 PM)
show user profile  Dave
Hah, no you'll have to get the images hosted somewhere. Like, then just post the direct link to the image here. (if possible though, please don't post huuuuge pictures)

"I flew over Egypt once"

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1/6/2012 11:20:25 PM (last edit: 1/6/2012 11:20:25 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
>>do anyone has any idea what the problem could be?

you're using a laptop, a desktop of equivalent cost could do it around 3 times faster. other then that there are a lot of performance optimizations you can do to cut down render times without significant impact on quality but as said with no pics we have no clue whats going on.

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1/7/2012 3:31:53 AM (last edit: 1/7/2012 3:31:53 AM)
show user profile  chiki_chiki_BANGBANG

it's not much, but i don't know what to give you guys to take a look at it?

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1/7/2012 11:50:08 AM (last edit: 1/7/2012 11:50:08 AM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
you have GI enabled yes? each sky portal you are using there is multiplying the GI photon count and you got a lot of sky portals. There could also be some material inefficiency going on here, either way there is no way that scene should be eating 20 mins per render.

Also note that your high/mid/shadow curve is a bit too linear, human eye doesn't see colors linear like that and will find much more colors around lower 2/3's of the curve which presence you have diminished. The images will appear quite contrasted in their lightness/darkness and kind of blurry at the same time in color contrast.

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1/7/2012 1:39:22 PM (last edit: 1/7/2012 1:39:22 PM)
show user profile  chiki_chiki_BANGBANG
i adjusted some settings, GI is enabled yesh, and dthe curve is diffrent, i saw there are some materials added to object (they have been imported as the .rvt file from revit architecture)

like you see, it took me 35min + to render the scene

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1/7/2012 3:25:18 PM (last edit: 1/7/2012 3:25:18 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
can you show the glass materials? i think most of the render time is spent around the low gloss refractions of the window but cant really tell from just the render

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1/7/2012 3:53:15 PM (last edit: 1/7/2012 3:53:15 PM)
show user profile  chiki_chiki_BANGBANG
glass material :

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1/7/2012 4:08:52 PM (last edit: 1/7/2012 4:08:52 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
i dont really use the premade materials so i dont know how efficient it is but looks high gloss. It is probably your gi settings but speculation only goes so far, you're going to have to remove elements yourself to see whats taking up most of the time

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1/7/2012 5:25:01 PM (last edit: 1/7/2012 5:25:01 PM)
show user profile  chiki_chiki_BANGBANG
okeyy , im just using de presets to reduce the rendering time.., i just gave the file to a friend of mine and he renderd it in like 5min, i did in 35min? i think there's just someting wrong with my laptop of 3dsmax , buhh, crapy ;o , mm thanks anyway ..!

but, stabby do you have any interest links for 3dsmax stuff
models, textures ..
i got these ones now ;

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1/7/2012 5:30:29 PM (last edit: 1/7/2012 5:32:27 PM)
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