Hi all, so i just finished working on this image for a talk I was giving. So the talk has been and gone, but I really want to get this looking better and to get the render times down. I thought I would show you all the image and see what you could suggest. So here is the Appleseed render.
And here is the same scene rendered in cycles. There will be differences of course, like the displacement in the cycles render.
One of the big issues I noticed was this edging to the glass that is so prominant, that it looks like a render artifact. It took 18 hours to render on my laptop, which is a i5 Dell laptop. I am sure the processor is being throttled by the system, but it is long when the cycles render was 45 minutes on the GPU (sayingthat, I should test the cycles render on the cpu only for comparison).
Anyway, your thoughts are always appreciated.