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I'm using Blender for 4/5 weeks now, so, after learing the basics of modeling (i'm still not even decent), now i'm having some issues with Render Setup and Lights Setup, and i hope someone can help me out! :)
1. The Lightbulb
I've modeled a really simple dog-character for an upcoming work. Having a lightbulb for head, i need it to emit some glow/light. I need a result which looks like the FIG. 2 (lights are made with PS), while the one i'm having now in Cycles is kinda flat FIG. 1 What's the best way to achieve it?
2. Render Setup
Even if my scene is almost...empty (1 model, 2 lights) seems like my Pc is working really hard (and slowly) to manage it, both in 3d view and rendering session.
Windows 8 - AMD Phenom II X4core 965 Processor - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 8GB RAM
Not a beast, but still decent enough for a project like this, i suppose. (and i'm not forcing it, since render is still really noisy) Since i'm supposed to build a scenario and rig/animate character, having a 17/20 minute render time (for a frame) is really discouraging me :( I've attached the Blender file, to see how i've set the render.
What's wrong with it? Am I doing something wrong with modeling or scene general setup? How can i have to speed up the render? Any suggestion will be very appreciated! :>