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KPS
02-05-2009, 03:42 PM
What is the size limitations for rendering on Lightwave?
I need to render a file that is 15900px X 12000px but i get an error message "Image creation failed".
I'm on a Mac OS X (10.5.6)
2.66 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon
5 GB Ram
80 GB of disk space available.
Any way to do this?
:help:

tribbles
02-05-2009, 04:28 PM
From memory, the max size is 16000x16000, which is well over what you're doing. The largest I've done is 16000x6000.

However, are you rendering to a file, or to the image viewer window? If it's the latter, then it'll need to claim that much memory (~0.55G + any overheads).

Quick way to check: F9 renders to image viewer; F10 renders to file.

The other thing to check is the segment memory - FWICR it's 32M by default, which for your machine should be okay, but it can be reduced if it's just on the edge.

rsfd
02-05-2009, 04:28 PM
Hi,
well I'm not a pro on that, but you will definetly run into memory issues because LW on Mac is still a 32bit application, so it maxes out at about 2GB RAM.
You could try that (hope it helps a bit):
- turn off Image Viewer (and Viper, if you use it) and render directly to file
- try to segment your render to even more parts by setting "segment memory limit" to 32MB or maybe only 16MB (will slightly increase render time, but could be a helper)
- try to use Limited Region (no borders) with advanced camera type to split the image to smaller parts (comp them in photoshop or any other imaging software)

JeffrySG
02-05-2009, 04:42 PM
What is the size limitations for rendering on Lightwave?
I need to render a file that is 15900px X 12000px but i get an error message "Image creation failed".
I'm on a Mac OS X (10.5.6)
2.66 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon
5 GB Ram
80 GB of disk space available.
Any way to do this?
:help:

Just out of curiosity, why do you need an image that large? What is the final output? and what size will it be?

tribbles
02-05-2009, 04:46 PM
I don't know about KPS' requirements, but I wanted to get my 16000x6000 printed as large as possible onto canvas, and hang it on my wall at home.

53" wide, 20" tall was what I am after.

I haven't finished the picture yet, but am getting close. At the time, I was interested how long it would take to render.

KPS
02-06-2009, 07:56 AM
Thanks for the reply's. I am doing a project for Walmart that will be signs that will hang in the entry way, and the final dimension needs to be 106"X80" at 150dpi. I may have to do it in segments. Thanks every one.
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