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How to avoid noisy renders in Cycles?

I know that this question is a bit old or maybe overdone, but I'm running the latest edition of Blender and when I use the Cycles engine I get really fuzzy results and I can't find a simple, non-...
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How to reduce fireflies in Cycles?

I often use Cycles' built in Glass BSDF shader to achieve realistic refraction effects, but in many cases, it seems that Cycles' glass caustics creates an unfortunately large number of fireflies (...
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How to render a scene faster in Cycles?

I have a scene of an office. It has chairs, tables, computers, and so on. I would like to know how I can render this scene faster as I am planning to make animation inside the office and don't want ...
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What is branched path tracing and how is it useful?

I noticed recently that there is a new option in Cycles for "branched path tracing", can someone explain what this does in easy to understand terms? Should we expect faster render times or less ...
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Branched Path Tracing

About Branched Path Tracing, I'm using the Arnold Renderer theory without Square Samples as many forums said, but seems Cycles goes different. I have better times/results with higher AA Samples value ...

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