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Old 04-04-2007, 06:52 PM   #1
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Default Mental ray Memory


some of you may have seen my WIP thread on my turntable. Now I have been rendering my scene using mental ray and all was going well, however i have since duplicated my turntable so that there are two (as you would expect). The scene is 2238058 faces (scene file .mp is 163mb!!!) and when I try to render it with MR and final gather its aborts and says it has ran out of memory.

now I am running Maya PLE so the MR render is 512x512 on my mac book pro 2.33Ghz processor with 2GB of RAM and I thought that this would be sufficient to render this scene?

I have searched for this problem and have seen a few similar situations but no real solutions?!? I dont know much about MR render so are there any setting or sample rates that I can change that might help me? I saw a thread saying to increase the BPS but i dont no what that is or why I should do it?

also worth pointing out that it also fails when rendered using maya software render.

any help would be great as id really like to figure this out.

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