BI render. I have one object combined from many meshes with their own materials (textures varies from 1024*1024 to 512x512 px). What is the best way for reducing rendertime:

  1. Left everything as it is
  2. Bake all to one diffuse texture (1024*1024 or bigger?) and create alpha, specular, reflective, etc. maps to keep things separate

Maybe it doesn't worth it and difference in render time will be bare noticeable?

  • $\begingroup$ Will you use this for the standard Blender Render Engine, or the Blender Game Engine? Regardless, remember this; More things = higher RAM usage/less CPU usage. Less things (Combined into a complex object) = less RAM usage/more CPU usage. $\endgroup$ – FreemoX Jul 29 '17 at 19:30
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    $\begingroup$ Only a test can tell $\endgroup$ – Duarte Farrajota Ramos Jul 29 '17 at 23:44

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