Unfortunately illness got in the way of the holiday so its back to rendering.
Following some feedback on Facebook, I decided to try a split screen section. With the car arriving on the bottom half and the neighbour with the binoculars on the top half. When his part finishes, it moves to a female neighbour watching, while having a cup of tea ( very english !), as Bill gets out of the car.
What I was after is the tea drinker standing in the shadows watching, with the scene below of the car exit reflected in the window she is looking through. ( hope that makes sense ?) Haven't finalised the composition yet but, this was an attempt at the look.
As you can see, a lot of 'noise' crept into the render and I wonder if anyone can suggest a way to avoid that ?
It was done with AO lighting, no spotlights or key light, because I wanted that twilight look. I had the same trouble when rendering the car arriving for the lower half, with the same sort of noise appearing on the garage door but, that seemed to go when I upped the sample level to 100%
The render time for 1080 was 8hours 30 mins for the frame, rendered with 5 passes. Don't mind the time so much, but the noise makes it unusable.
Tried a version using a key light and no AO, this was the VGA result. Render time was about two minutes or less ! )
Nearer what was wanted but, would prefer a subtler blend of reflections.
Can anyone kindly suggest a cause, and a cure, for the noise problem ?
Thanks in advance.