Master Settings

A new "Lighting Quality" control in FPrime's Master panel allows balancing between render pass speed and area light and radiosity graininess. A higher quality will reduce render noise every pass, but make those passes slower to render. You can (and should) use this to optimize render speed versus quality. For example, if you render a scene to level 5 quality and you're happy with the edge and texture antialiasing but area lights are still noisy, a higher Lighting Quality will help reduce the noise in 5 (slower) passes without wasting energy with extra unneeded edges. Conversely, if you have Depth of Field (which requires many passes to eliminate the DOF noise), a lower Lighting Quality will make each pass faster.