advanced rendering for AutoCAD
I've been hired to do an animation of a mining camp dining hall. The animation starts in the lobby and travels through to the dining hall. The animation is 750 frames long at 640x480 and 25 passes each frame. It has been running for just over 24 hours and I have a total of 175 frames completed. So that translates to 4.5 days, which makes it so I will not make the deadline. Oh, there are over one hundred lights, (the typical 4x2 flourescents found in industrial dining halls), about thirty windows and enough table and chairs to fill a large dining hall.
Is there a way to reduce the time required to do the frames by faking the lights etc?
Also, the lighting of each frame is not consistent and may be distracting during the animation, is there a way to correct that?
what I would do if I were in your situation: