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madno
09-20-2016, 09:03 PM
Hi,

this time no question but an information.
I have the Lightmap V5 plugin (https://www.lightmap.co.uk).
Cool tool even though expensive (luckily got a 50% coupon from them).

Layout 2015.3 crashes like hell with it in VPR and render.
Workaround for VPR seems to be activating Draft mode.
Workaround for render seems to be saving and reloading scene.

Ma3rk
09-20-2016, 10:32 PM
I took them up on the 50% update a few weeks back as well to upgrade vrom V4. Haven't had much time to do anything serious with V5 yet other than just kick the times & make sure all the basics worked. I don't recall now if I actually tried an F9 render while the Lightmap interface was up though. The workflow is generally to render out an HDR image from withing Lightmap then load that back into Textured Environment in Layout then uncheck the Lightmap plug-in.

madno
09-21-2016, 01:46 PM
Yep,
saving out an hdr from lightmap is the goal. Just had so much crashes setting up the lights using vpr to see results or render examples before saving the hdr.