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What Is the longest Ray Trace you have done?

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What would be an ideal Ray Trace time to get a good hd quality image? I am ray tracing a room right now, its at pass 245, 8:24 hours. The image looks good already, however when I zoom in it gets pixelated. Will that be no matter how long the ray trace goes? I put in a high res on ray trace dbx. How long do you guys leave your ray trace going?

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I use ten passes.  

Look at my web site under the "Photos" tab.  Each one is ten passes.

My old Mac Pro took about 1 hour 15 minutes

My new Mac Pro takes about 20 minutes.

www.barringerelectric.com

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I have never done an overnighter since the old days before we had our own ray-trace engine (back in the olden days we used POV Ray). For the last several versions I commonly use about ten or so passes AFTER I have spent time adjusting light sources and material definitions which takes its own time to get right. Patience and a standard of quality is the more important factor than mere time.

 

DJP

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