Help - this is an appeal to all photoworks gurus !!
I have an assembly of a jewellery which is made of 76 parts and from 3 materials. this includes 72 diamonds, which are specified by photoworks as having a glass type material with few adjustments, each one of them is made of a part with 28 flat facets. the other 4 parts are made of brass and gold.
I rendered this scene in PhotoWorks 2006 sp5 using the following options:
- indirect illumination on with default settings.
- anti-aliasing set to very high.
- Ray tracing set to "reflections = 6" "refractions = 4"
- Environment is set to "Enable spherical environment" using background image.
- Background set to Plain white.
IT TOOK ABOUT 30 MINUTES!!
And the real problem is still to come: I need to make an 25 seconds animation using the PhotoWorks Buffer in SW animator with 15 fps = 375 frames*30 minutes= 187.5 hours of rendering - WTF!!!
My system specifications are:
Pentium IV 2.6 GHz with HyperThreading RAM 1 GB of DDR 400MHz CL3 Windows XP SP2 with all recent updates.
The task manager shows that the solidworks process while rendering is taking about 300 MB of RAM and is taking about 97% of CPU power. apparently swap memory on the HD is inactive (so shows also the HD led which is off most of the render time), so what is there really going on here??
Any enlightment from you guys is highly appreciated,