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Title: Rendering Hangs
Post by: dancingshoes on June 29, 2017, 10:38:18 am
I've tried this with 1.0 on win 7 64 and XP 32 (w/o opengl) with the same result. It seems not be an issue with Anim8or_1269.

I can movie-render the camera view scene of the attached test project. However a second rendering results in the program freezing on the first frame.

(This is just a reduction of a larger project which fails to render.)



Title: Re: Rendering Hangs
Post by: kreator on June 29, 2017, 03:10:07 pm
first off you have the panoramic set to -170 /170 it should be -180/180   as there are no objects I assume you are just testing the panoramic but it renders out for me everytime, Personally I used OpenGL as it lacks  models, figures or sequences.No ground plane either.

What version are u using V1.00? or an earlier beta as I did have problems with a heavily populated scene when rendering images in Beta 3, but found that if I removed all my ASL scripts and ASL icons it would render each time.
Title: Re: Rendering Hangs
Post by: dancingshoes on June 29, 2017, 04:46:22 pm
Thank you for the response.

The pano width had no effect.

In fact a new, untouched project has the same problem: hangs on 2nd render. On two different machines. The Win 7 has opengl, the xp doesn't so used scanline. Tried differing codecs and file names, etc.

I'm using the version from the link on his page. Not a problem with Anim8or_1269.

A separate question (at least for me) is why the same project on a 32 bit machine consumes almost half as much memory as on a 64 bit machine. Searched the forum and haven't seen any authoritative statement on memory limitations

One would think 64 bit would have more available memory but not if it consumes twice as much. (My issue is that the extra memory consumption seems to interfere with rendering, that is, a large project may render on a 32 bit machine, but not on the 64 bit.)

I can imagine technical reason for 32/64 differences like byte alignment but it is disappointing if true.
Title: Re: Rendering Hangs
Post by: kreator on June 29, 2017, 07:04:35 pm
does 1269 work then?? but hangs with v1.0?  What gfx card are u using? Do u have multi threaded checked?
Title: Re: Rendering Hangs
Post by: dancingshoes on June 30, 2017, 05:00:38 pm
There is no hanging with 2nd rendering with Anim8or_1269. On the Win 7 machine, I have 8 GB and a 2 GB msi GT-730. 32 bit XP machine has 4 GB, no opengl GPU.

I tried multiple combos of multithreading and comparability. Tried opengl and scanline. No 2nd go.

I can get out of the hang by changing mode and going back into Scene. However if I try to render using the prior file name, I get a 0x8004406F system error, Create Image .AVI failed perhaps because the file is still opened from the failed render.
Title: Re: Rendering Hangs
Post by: Steve on July 03, 2017, 12:03:23 pm
#100-011 - Rendering a scene a second time hangs.
I think I've found the problem. I'm working on a solution.
Title: Re: Rendering Hangs
Post by: slex on July 03, 2017, 09:19:46 pm
dancingshoes,  I tried to render that panoramic scene into AVI and it gave the same error, win764bit, Anim8or run in XP3 mode.

Why don't you try rendering movie in PNG pictures, then consolidate those pictures into a movie with some external program, it always works great, you can save yourself some time by rendering those pictures only once, and you can add some effects like music etc... I really like Anim8or's speed when it comes to animating, but I can't count the number of my fails when I tried to render full scene into a movie directly.
Please don't anyone understand me wrong, there are some fast codecs that render preview of the movie very fast within An8, but the full scale rendering of HQ scene is  something that should be done perfect and if possible just once. When you render movie into png, even if computer crashes within rendering you can just continue from the next frame- no need to render anything twice.

you might increase the length of your scene up to a 400 frames to look more 'fluid'. And how did you take that picture? it's great.

Title: Re: Rendering Hangs
Post by: Steve on August 06, 2017, 06:46:57 pm
Just a note to say that I'll have a fix for this and some other minor issues up soon.
Title: Re: Rendering Hangs
Post by: Trevor on August 10, 2017, 05:43:38 am
Sorry for my late response however I think this sounds like the issue I had posted about here,5563.msg41999.html#msg41999
Win 10 16251
Clicking render works once, after that clicking render again the render controls appear but the image options window does not.
Click close and the menu bar becomes active but the rest of the screen stays in render mode
Click render again and all is well, image options show and render starts.
click close and window returns to object/scene mode.

Title: Re: Rendering Hangs
Post by: Steve on August 11, 2017, 05:42:20 pm
I posted and update (
that fixes a few bugs that were in the original v1.0 release:

#100-010 - GLSL materials with more than 4 textures are broken.
#100-011 - Rendering a scene a second time hangs.
#100-012 - Shape rotations don't follow object coordinates in object editor.
Title: Re: Rendering Hangs
Post by: Trevor on August 11, 2017, 06:05:16 pm
That's great Steve, it works now.

just as a matter of interest I wondered if you were keeping the internal build number incrementing, however I opened about to find it simply says 1.00a.

I think it might be good to keep the internal build number which would mean we were on v1.00.1.1274
(1269, B1, B2, B3, V1, V1a)

Title: Re: Rendering Hangs
Post by: Steve on August 11, 2017, 07:52:11 pm
I keep an internal build number like 1.00.1294 based on version 1.00 and the change list number for it in Perforce, the source control data base that I use.

For release builds I think it's simpler to use 1.00 and then add a letter after to distinguish bug-fix-only releases. You can see this number in the About dialog, though I guess it would be better to show it on the splash screen as well.

For development releases I use 1.01.1293, where 1293 is also the change list.
Title: Re: Rendering Hangs
Post by: ELECTROHERMIT on August 23, 2017, 05:38:43 pm
Thanks Steve, the updates are greatly appreciated!!