Tutorial 3B - I moved a few objects over to the base of the stairs, added a sun over the stairwell, and an emissive material to the step lights.
This is my render from Tutorial 2. Let this run overnight.
So, umm obviously:
Sunlight too hot
Scene too dim
Back wall lit too soft or texture missing
The preview render, while grainy, looks better than this for light & tone. For instance the glass & metal table has highlghts.
I used all the settings described in the video. Any ideas?
While I'm posting, any ideas to optomize performance on my late 2008 MacBook Pro? I made sure it's using the GPU but even still the rendered camera view is really slow.