Is there anyway to quickly output a really low quality render in blender cycles? For use in video editing while the full thing renders.
so what you want to do is lower the settings to shit and boom done and done.
also use luxrender.
set # of samples to 1?
Change samples to like 100 or even 50 or lower.
Set the resolution to be the one you want to be the final hi res and change the percentage below it to 50% or lower.
if it's already rendering you can open the file in another instance of blender and render with fewer samples.