View Full Version : Caustics Render Crash

Chris Jones
01-09-2014, 07:11 AM
My latest animation render keeps bombing out during the "Tracing caustics from Light" preprocess. Sometimes it jumps up to 5% and crashes, sometimes around 25%. It's becoming increasingly difficult to start the render, and a couple of times it's crashed again after rendering a few frames.

Any idea what might be causing this?

01-09-2014, 07:17 AM
Crashes during renders (when there's no plugin node/shader/whatever in the mix) are usually the fault of running out of RAM... were you not still on 32 bit there (or am I making that up)?

Chris Jones
01-09-2014, 07:26 AM
I'm on 64 now. Only 4 GB, but I've tried it on a PC with 8, and it seems to be crashing even more frequently. Active 3rd party plugins are all DPont: Meta Fit and Tension (neither of which are operating on the caustics object), DOF and Vector Blur.