Author Topic: Which are the slower materials to render?  (Read 2442 times)

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Offline rfollett

Which are the slower materials to render?
« on: August 22, 2012, 01:35:55 am »
I am doing a small animation and was wondering which materials to avoid ? Which ones take longer to render?

Offline w.wolf

Re: Which are the slower materials to render?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2012, 01:45:18 pm »
Well, it depends hugely on material settings most of the time.
But I'd avoid Translucent, Anisotropic, Velvet, Gem, Leather & Metallic Paint to name a few. Also avoid high sample numbers and usually a number of 3-5 Ray Bounces is very sufficient. Use a Diffuse material wherever you can, it takes the less time in general.