Posted Sat Oct 3, 2009 3:23PM
Hi, I'm planning to submit some 3d rendered images soon for approval. Would it be ok to upload them at the minimum size of 1600x1200, & then if they're accepted do the final 6000x4000 renders? I ask this because even a 1600 render is taking hours (I'm using heavily raytraced shaders & have a relatively old system), & a 6k render might take a day or longer, & don't want to waste that time on something that isn't suitable as stock.
Posted Sat Oct 3, 2009 4:11PM
Well, there's waiting, then there's waiting. If you do the small render, then you're probably going to wait several days (probably more than a week) to see if the first render passes. If it does pass inspection, then you're going to wait to re-render at full size, then likely wait another inspection cycle for the new render to pass. If I were you, I would just do the full render and just be done with it (for the good or the bad).
...but then again, if this is your only computer, then I imagine it will be fully occupied during the rendering process, leaving you without any computing power in the meantime.
Maybe you could to a "thumbnail size" render and post it in the critique forum to get other contributors' opinions as to the sellability of the image. Just a thought.