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Rendering Time Guidelines

Hi,

Can you tell me what has the most effect on rendering time? (Apart from the individuals Computer Power)

Is it the more meshes you have the longer it takes?
Or is it more textures or lights?

Thanks

John

For the lightmap baking the two most important things that influence the time are:

  • The total area of the lightmap. This depends on a 3D model and the Lightmap resolution settings. For example, if you add a surrounding terrain to your model, the total area can increase significantly,
  • The number of samples. If your increase the number of samples two times the baking time will increase roughly two times.

Thanks for that Jan.

Makes sense to me now :wink: