Today is a bit of a failure to me. As you all know, I've uploaded a teaser for my next XS supercar. Well after working for quite a few long weeks, the car is done and ready for rendering. Last night I set up everything and started rendering. However there is one problem.
This morning when I woke up to see how it all looks like, I was pretty disappointed and pretty depressed. My computer managed to render the image, however this render isn't good enough for a reveal or a showcase. My computer has rendered a total of 10 hours, 30 minutes and 56 seconds, for a lousy 289 samples in cycles. Noise is absolutely of the charts, quality is ridiculously low and on top of that, my computer has officially ran out of memory for the operation.
In short, for the next couple of months or years this car (as many other scenes I've made) will never see the light of day. I currently don't have any finances to actually upgrade to a better rig or at least to a machine that is geared for rendering. Currently as with all my renders, I've done all of these using my CPU to render, and thus rendering time becomes absurdly long. Due to the lack of ATi GPU rendering support, I'm forced to resort to my CPU, which isn't powerful at all. I've been looking at alternatives, like renderfarms as such, but again the price for rendering an image on these renderfarms are absolutely ridiculous. Considering that the RAND value towards any other currency is extremely low, to me this is ten times more expensive than what designers overseas would pay.
Alas, yet another scene I won't be able to render, like many of done before the new XS supercar, I'll be pushing it aside and let it rot in the corner. So sadly, I won't be able to reveal my next XS SuperCar to those of you have come to love the XS SuperCar Series.