Arvid Schneider shows some great ways to get faster renders in Arnold by comparing image quality.
There is such a thing as over-sampling. If you crank sample settings without really understanding where the noise comes from, you are likely over-sampling. High samples make for clean images but also make renders take much longer than they should. Arvid Schneider’s latest dive shows how you can optimize Arnold for faster renders.
Arvid’s guide also provides a comparative look at the final images and notes where and how to find best where you can save render times. Post-Denoising an image is a crucial part of saving yourself a ton of time.
About Arvid Schneider.
Arvid Schneider is a Senior Lighting TD And Look-Dev Artist at Industrial Light and Magic, with over eight years of commercial and visual effects experience. You can help to support Arvid in creating more tutorials like this one by becoming a Patron.