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Artist's Comments: !div style="display:none"!fjrigjwwe9r2gallery:imagedesc!/div!!div style="display:none"!edf40wrjww2gallery:imagedesc!/div!This is from a rendering challenge over in the forums:

http://www.stratacafe.com/forum/topic.asp?ARCHIVE=&TOPIC_ID=970

This image took 59 HOURS and 15 minutes to render on a B&W G3 400 MHz machine at 800x655 resolution. To be fair, I added point lights to each of the windows where the sun was just to get enough light inside, which adds to render time. Also upped the Raydiosity settings a bit. Exterior sun was set to 1000%.

I might try it again this weekend on a G4 to see the difference the Velocity engine makes. On some test runs we did with a 450 G4 against 667 and 733 PC's (celerons though), the PC's took an hour and a half and an hour respectively to render a raydiosity file, while the G4 took 18 minutes.
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