Thanks, my friend Maybe the upcoming release will be something for you, it renders those kind of images in less than 2 minutes on my machine and comes with a special renderer which does not use... Java
hmm, I will give that a try... I tried the version you had before, the first one with the new launcher, but each time I tried to render it just seemed to sit there doing nothing... the one number changed but I never really saw any pixels being drawn... I assume it was trying but just taking far too long on my old machine.
I'll definitely download the newest one when you announce it and see if ti works for me