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I have a very long render and I was wondering if there is any way to make it only render at night so I can still use my computer during the day.

Edit: this is a single frame render, it will probably take upwards of 30 hours because it will be at 12k, 4096 samples, and has many polygons.

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  • $\begingroup$ So you also want to pause and resume the render? $\endgroup$ – Luciano May 11 '20 at 14:18
  • $\begingroup$ maybe you can use denoising and reduce the samples to save some time? I've found blender's denoiser to work very good on still frames $\endgroup$ – Jonas May 11 '20 at 14:33
  • $\begingroup$ @Luciano that is the hope $\endgroup$ – Edward Hurley May 11 '20 at 14:40
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    $\begingroup$ Hey :). There's an addon for pausing a render gumroad.com/l/bpupp. Costs two bucks, and works with Blender 2.8+. $\endgroup$ – Jachym Michal May 11 '20 at 16:10
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    $\begingroup$ @JachymMichal Thanks! I'll look into it $\endgroup$ – Edward Hurley May 11 '20 at 17:27
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Start to render when you go to bed? If the render is not completely done in the morning, just continue from the last frame of the previous render session.

If that's not enough of an answer, please provide more info.

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  • $\begingroup$ I have added more information in the post $\endgroup$ – Edward Hurley May 11 '20 at 14:09

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