The decisions you make when setting up your renders should be the result of the consideration between how long you need your render to take and how good you want your image to look. The render settings window has most of the controls you will need to optimize your render. This recipe is an overview of the most crucial options available when rendering, and how adjusting them can help you juggle the speed and quality of your renders.
Glass_Spiral.c4d file from the C4D Content Pack
for this recipe. It's a simple project for this warm-up exercise; you just have it open to follow along and make a few adjustments along the way.
We have a simple scene with some floating glass shapes and a camera ...