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cycles ignores scene simplify render subdivision values.
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System Information
windows 10

Blender Version

Short description of error
viewport simplify subdivision settings are used in cycles viewport render instead of render subdivision settings.

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
try to have a multires object render high res in cycles window, and low res in the viewport (for posing etc) using the scene simplify render settings. you will not be able to.



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Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) claimed this task.

This is by design currently. Cycles viewport rendering always uses viewport settings. This ensure quick redraws using the same meshes that are drawn in other viewports.

It would be useful to support viewport render at final render resolution as well, but that will only become possible when the new depsgraph in Blender 2.8 is finished.