re-render of “The Music of Junk – Rhythm”

I recently acquired a new computer and happened across the project file from 2015 for “Rhythm” animation. This originally took 10 days to render at 1280×720. I am now re-rendering at 4k resolution using the newer version of the software (Blender) with new render engines. Attached are a BEFORE and a NOW render of the same shot. If I let it render for a couple weeks, it would be even better, but this is more of a stress test for the new computer and this version will be completed in 5 days of rendering.

2015 – 1280 x 720 – blender 2.6 cycles 85 samples, lights83069893 10157010484855544 3446927665557143552 o

2020 – 4k -blender 2.8 cycles 16 samples Denoising, hdri lighting83358196 10157010484885544 4216042427212890112 o