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Posted: Tue, 10th Nov 2009, 4:06am

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AceBobcat

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Does it usually take 15 hours to render an 8 minute video?
Posted: Tue, 10th Nov 2009, 4:24am

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Axeman

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There is no 'usually' when it comes to rendering. How long the render takes depends on the length of the video, the resolution of the video, the complexity of the effects, the number of effects, how many layers you have, how they are interacting or composited, the speed of your processor, the amount of memory you have, and probably a few other things I can't think of right now. So, as you may be able to discern, every situation will be different.

But yeah, it usually takes a long time. There were scenes in Hollow Man, as I recall, that with an entire render farm of computers, took over 24 hours per frame to render.
Posted: Tue, 10th Nov 2009, 7:41am

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gamesmaster369

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Axeman wrote:

24 hours per frame
Woah. eek

I'd want my film to be good if it took that long.
Posted: Tue, 10th Nov 2009, 8:57am

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Simon K Jones

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I saw an estimation somewhere that if Transformers 2 had been rendered on the best home PC money can buy, they'd have had to start rendering about 16,000 years ago in order to have met the release date.