"This is a big work MaÃra and me just finished... It is a series of 7 walkthrough animations for shopping mall is in Brazil. We made the whole job in about 1 month and a half, mainly because many things are repetitive and
could be copied from one to the next one, but also because we used Respower for rendering, and we were able to optimize much each animations so rendering was blazing fast.
By optimizing, I mean principally using as much billboarding as we could, setting all raytrace bounce depths to 1, and tune the octree setting to its best value (depends on the model size). That last thing can sometimes, in an animation, cut your rendering times by 2.
As a result, the smallest animations rendered in about 4 or 5 hours, the biggest one in about 12 hours. So we were able to render several times, and correct (almost) all small errors...
Ah, in case you need, my site is here below, and MaÃra's site is http://maira.orgfree.com Anything you may need (more text, etc...) don't hesitate to ask!"
Yorik van Havre http://yorik.orgfree.com