i have a scene (a building), im rendering it with mental ray and arealights. i have one area light per room and it makes the render time much slower.. from what i can tell it is because of the number of lights, even though the light from room A cant be seen from room D, its still being calculated... is there a way to kinda not calculate/render lights if their effects arnt in view?
1 light = 1 min rendertime
17 lights (in different rooms) = 14 min render time...
please help, i have to fix this asap to i can render 5250 frames lol :p