2Late wrote:I've been using Sketchup for modelling and Sketchup exporter for lux is not really ready yet. (Anyone know if there's been any progess at all?)
There are plans, but there hasn't been any activity in the past two months as far as I know. Mimhotep, exvion or lfrisken will hopefully shed some light on the progress.
2Late wrote:At the time writing this, luxrender has been rendering my _very_ simple scene about 6 minutes and it's really noisy.
By its nature, LuxRender is less sensitive to scene complexity than many other renderers. As you've noticed, even simple scenes will take a long time. But for any kind of scenes, render times are usually measured in hours, minutes.
Still, you might want to double check in the exporter that you're using the Metropolis sampler with Bidirectional path tracing.