I’m rendering a scene using a Brazil Volumetric Environment. I have only one light (spotlight) plus I’ve turned on skylight and indirect illumination. Scene is interior of a tunnel with a hole in the wall to let the light in. The render is taking ages to start. After nearly 30 mins it doesn’t have a single pixel rendered yet, at 800x600. I did render at a much smaller size a while ago and it did get started after about 4 or 5 minutes, but I’m wondering if some setting is creating issues or is this type of environment always slow to start.
Using i7 (quad core), 24GB RAM, Quadro3000M.