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Vray proxy, vray displacement, ram issues
show user profile  inxa
Hello,

Situation 1 -

- Working on a interior scene. Had some heavy meshes which I converted to proxies.
- I have a rug sort of mesh which is very heavy as well. It has vray displacement given to it. I then exported it as a mesh. When I use Vray proxy and get the mesh in, it looses the displacement value, the vraydisplacement modifier as well as the material displacement.

Can any one help me on this

Situation 2 -

Recently couple of interiors am working on the scene is taking loads of ram power. No clue why. I have worked on a lot of scenes before but the new ones am working on aretaking nearly 2 gb or more than 2gb of ram.

Any solution to this.


Thanks in advance.


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6/8/2010 4:14:05 PM (last edit: 6/8/2010 4:14:05 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
proxying an object looses it's modifier stack...


the better way to do it would be to keep the rug mesh simple and complicate the displacement modifier/map.


scene's eating up 2gb of ram isn't uncommon depending on the textures etc in the scene; you might want to try merging into a reset scene and going from there.

-Marko Mandaric



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6/8/2010 5:12:18 PM (last edit: 6/8/2010 5:12:18 PM)
show user profile  inxa
Thanks Bolt's

I will look into the reducing the mesh polies.

But how come it does not take the displacement that's available in the materials, after proxing.


I think am using textures over 4 - 5 mb, mainly the flooring.

I will try getting it into a new scene let's see how it goes.


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6/8/2010 7:00:39 PM (last edit: 6/8/2010 7:00:39 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon

But how come it does not take the displacement that's available in the materials, after proxing



probably just unsupported feature...

-Marko Mandaric



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6/8/2010 7:25:12 PM (last edit: 6/8/2010 7:25:12 PM)
show user profile  Dub.
Oh the luxury of having <2GB renderscenes!




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6/8/2010 9:58:09 PM (last edit: 6/8/2010 9:58:09 PM)
show user profile  Undersky
Inxa, if you find that it starts rendering slow and / or the cores don't work at 100%, then you might want to up the dynamic memory limit so it won't have to flush to hard drive that often.


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6/9/2010 12:12:59 AM (last edit: 6/9/2010 12:12:59 AM)
show user profile  inxa
Bolt's - I have to stick with the mesh then and not proxy it.

Dub - Actually it should not even take that much of ram. Seriously. It's not at all that heavy.

Genereally my scenes aren't that heavy. I hardly do urban work like 3d city development etc.

Undersky - I did that, doesn't work either.


Edit -

Surprisingly today after the ram usage exceeded over 2.1 gb, the machine shut down. I was very surprised as it's a 64 bit machine.

Any clue why.


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6/9/2010 6:36:05 AM (last edit: 6/9/2010 6:52:43 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
No idea why, but check you've installed all available service packs/hotfixes for max, latest graphics drivers & all available windows updates.
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6/9/2010 7:00:41 AM (last edit: 6/9/2010 7:00:41 AM)
show user profile  inxa
Much of it is updated.

Anyone knows whether vray 1.5 sp4 64 bit works well with max 2009 64 bit on a XP 64 bit machine. any one has faced any issues.


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6/9/2010 9:00:46 AM (last edit: 6/9/2010 9:00:46 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
> Much of it is updated.

That's like saying I've patched most of the holes in my bucket, but it's still leaking water & I don't know why. You have either installed all available patches or you have not.

XP64 is very old & drivers are not particuarly well tested because it's a niche configuration.

Suggest upgrading to Win7/64 if you're having OS stability problems.

There's a free eval of Win7 kicking around somewhere. You could try installing it on a spare drive to see if it addresses your problems.
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6/9/2010 9:03:32 AM (last edit: 6/9/2010 9:08:20 AM)
show user profile  inxa
The error is not due to updating or not-updating.

I re-rendered a old scene of a kitchen which is much heavier than the one am currently working on. It did not take even 1 gb of ram.

So it's something with the new scenes I did that's causing the problem.



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6/9/2010 11:21:37 AM (last edit: 6/9/2010 11:21:37 AM)
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