Mental ray displacement gets sloooow when uping the resolution?

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  03 March 2013
Mental ray displacement gets sloooow when uping the resolution?

Im trying to render some stuff with displacement on a mesh that uses the "smooth mesh" stuff. Looks absolutely perfect, but whenever I try to render stuff in a higher resolution it gets waaaaaaay to slow. Ive had cases when it took about 20 min to render something in 2k, and when I tried to up it to 4k I got bored of waiting for the render to even go past the first subdividing stuff after 8+ hours.
Whyyy do this happen and what can I do about it?

And yeah, Ive tried the approximation thing, but it doesn't look nearly as good as the default press on the three button on my keyboard. :P
  03 March 2013
Is this from zbrush?
  03 March 2013
I would say its definetely caused by unnecessary high tesselation settings (memory issue).

Note that a lot of mray approximation settings is pixel based so you edge could be composed of much more pixels in higher res image....which means it get much more tesselated.

Similar is subsurface scattering lightmap which by default is driven by resolution expression so when one higher up the res, it eats ram like hell cos its in full 32bit float!

So, try to experiment with approx settings...

P.S. turn off "FeatureDisplacement" under Shape attribs...then you are sure that mray approx is taking care of the tesselation
  03 March 2013
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