I am completely new to C4D and Arnold, have been taking this time to try to learn both of them and have been really excited about the prospects of this application for my directing work. I have been working off my mac book pro, which isn't ideal but I don't have money for a new computer at the moment. I have recently created a 160 frame animation that I believed to be fairly simple, but as I am going to export it it is giving me around 2 hours per frame render time. Around 600+ hours in total, which isn't realistically sustainable.
I am new to sampling and the program in general and am not sure of the pitfalls or ticked boxes I need to be aware of that are going to send my render times off the deep end. I have worked my samples up incrementally to try to get something manageable but the result at 20 minutes a frame is low res and still really noisy. Anyone have any advice? Specs Below:
2.9 Ghz 6-Core Intel Core i9
32GB 2400 MHz DDR4
Radeon Pro Vega 20 4GB
Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB
Cinema 4D R20.059
Arnold 3.0.2 (Arnold 126.96.36.199)
I thought about using render farms like ZYNC as a last option, but they don't support Arnold 3 in C4D. Only up to 2.6, is 2.6 available for mac download if that is my only option?
Any advice or resources you could give me would be most appreciated!