DMC sampler examples
Example 1: Noise vs Speed
You can use the DMC sampler as global quality control, for example:
For lower quality:
- increase the Amount
- increase Noise
- reduce Min samples
For higher quality:
- decrease the Amount
- decrease Noise
- increase Min samples
These controls have effect on everything: DOF, GI, glossy stuff, area lights etc.
Color mapping mode also affects render times and sampling quality, since V-Ray tries to distribute samples based on the final image result.
The images below have the same subdivs for DOF (10 subdivs), GI (50 subdivs, Direct method), glossy reflection (50 subdivs, no interpolation), area light (10 subdivs) for all images. Notice how changes in the DMC sampler parameters affect the image quality and render time (click the images to enlarge them):
Settings Render time Amount Noise Min samples 0.85 0.005 15 8m 43.7s 0.95 0.01 5 4m 34.5s 0.95 0.05 5 1m 35.8s 0.99 0.05 5 0m 49s 1.0 0.1 5 0m 28.6s