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maxwell rendering use too much ram

Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:06 am
by Asmithey

Since I have been using Maxwell I have noticed that typically it handles ram more efficiently than Form-Z does. But I have a file that uses 1,8 gigs of ram while doing a raytraced renderzone rendering and when rendering it in Maxwell it kills my computer. The ram goes beyond 8 gigs at the same resolution.

Can anyone give a suggestion?


Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:30 am
by Mihai
Perhaps you have multi light on and using lots of separate emitters? The more emitters you have the more ram it will use when you have multi light turned on.

Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:03 am
by Asmithey
No. It is an exterior rendering. Only sun light in this one.


Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:37 am
by Bubbaloo
Watch your texture sizes and make sure they are no larger than need be.

Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:34 am
by Asmithey
Hi Brian,

Wow perusing the Form-Z section :D

You know, I just figured out what it was. I had some elements imported into the model from a landscape architect. There were some bad geometries. I isolated them and turned them off and it renders fine.


Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:56 pm
by Bubbaloo
Sorry, I got lost. :lol: