Questions tagged [memory-management]

Questions related to memory consumption. This refers to both RAM (Random Access Memory) usage and hard drive space.

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Blender 2.93 status line says, "Memory: 7.19 GiB | VRAM: 7.7/8.0 GiB

Why does the status line say VRAM x/8.0 GiB? If I understand correctly this is saying that I am using x of 8 total. But I have 32 GiB total so why doesn't it say VRAM x/32 GiB?
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VSE Memory Usage KEEPS climbing! (To 50GiB before eventual crash)

TL;DR The Blender video sequencer memory usage climbs and climbs to a total of 40/50GiBs (RAM+Swap, I presume) until Blender crashes. It is impossible to render the entire sequence. I am using Blender ...
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Blender Crashes on “Freestyle”

I was setting up a simple scene, but with some particles and grass. It renders just fine. But after trying to use the "Freestyle" option, the required memory jumps from 9 to 15GB (when ...
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Blender runs out of GPU memory on Linux but not on Windows

(I'm using Pop_os, a Ubuntu based distro) I have a scene that runs out of memory very frequently on Linux and causes it to crash, rendering that same scene on Windows has no issues and works just fine....
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out of memory while rendering and sheep it is not rendering the specific material

my problem is that whenever I try to render a video on my laptop it says out of memory so I figured out that using a render farm is the choice it renders on the render farm but the problem is that two ...
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Out of memory after rendering thousands of similar scenes

I have a project on which I have to render thousands of different screenshots of a scene. It is basically a for loop that changes the scene, calculates some stuff and renders. However after around ...
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Particle system to create texture

I've made a forest scene with Botaniq add-on with lots of grass and trees which means lots of particles. Obviously slows everything down massively. Is there a way to "freeze" layers or ...
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Animation playback aggressively eats memory, doesn't give it back until program is closed and reopened

Blender is smooth as butter when I first open my file. I can work and move and edit etc with no lag. But after a few paybacks of my animation it will become more and more laggy. Taking a look at the ...
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Why 38000M peak when trying to render image [closed]

When I am trying to render an image with 32 samples the peak M gets to 38000 and the crashes with CUDA error for not enough GPU memory. We just bought a new computer Rtx 3070 32 ram Cpu AMD ryzen 9 ...
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AWS advice for rigid body simulations

Im using rigid body simulations to generate lots of small objects falling into a box for a project, this works well on my workstation but I hit some issues when trying to scale up the problem to have ...
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Do collection instances use less memory than duplicates?

I can't find a straightforward answer to this anywhere. I just wanna know what the fastest way to view multiple objects is.
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How to duplicate linked an entire model?

Lets say I've modeled a window (with the frame, glass, handle...), set the constraints limiting the translation, and set the parenting hierarchy. Now I'd like to reuse the entire window somewhere else ...
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Blender uses more ram than my pc has when rendering

When I preview cycles render in viewport, the performance is solid and using 1 or 2GB memory. However when I render, at 128 samples, my pc freezes after about 2 seconds. Also, I have only got 16GB of ...
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Render using way too much memory no matter how much I lower settings

I am trying to get my render time much lower. It's taking about 10 minutes a frame. which is obviously way too long considering that I need to do over 800 frames maybe even over 1200 by the time the ...
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Are there any known solutions to generic memory leaks?

I'm running Blender 2.91.0 (This is a completely new install) and as I use it, it starts to run slower, and the amount of memory it uses according to task manager steadily increases. If I shut down ...
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NVLink Pooled Memory Issues

My issue I seem to be having on one system is NVlink is plugged in, SLI States enabled maximize 3D, but still the information is duplicated. both cards are 2080's and the scene is a total of 11.6 gb ...
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Large memory consumption upon loading model

When I import a single large STL (700MB), Blender uses 3GB of memory. This is before any operations have been performed. While editing, the memory consumption jumps to 16GB and my computer grinds to a ...
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Understanding Memory Usage Whilst Rendering in Cycles

I am trying to understand memory usage whilst rendering in Cycles with a view to making good upgrade option decisions. I have a large scene which for my system is very heavy to render. I have 32 Gb of ...
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Relationship of textures and GPU/CPU memory

I am trying to transition from Eevee to Cycles on a very big scene. I am using: ...
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fully clear scene and cache from scene collections and their embeded components e.g. objects, meshes, materials etc

I have a script which I am loading mutliple .obj files of room models from the disk. Each .obj goes into sub-collections depending whether it is a room in the same house or not. In the beginning of ...
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1 Nvidia 3090 or 2 Nvidia 3080s for a 3d workstation? [closed]

Currently I'm running very large scenes for particle animations / simulations. I'm particularly concerned about the memory management distribution of the 2 3080 gpus approach for these very memory ...
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Poor Undo Performance: Blender 2.9

I'm having issues with Undo locking up Blender on the first undo action following some action. This happens whether I remain in one mode, or on one obj. Basically say I rotate a joint and I don't like ...
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How do i turn multiple of the same object into instances?

I have need to render a scene but have been running into trouble because it would run out of memory. The scene has a lot of leaves (999 to be specific) and they are all identical. How would i turn all ...
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Error, too many subdivision?

I am trying to render a still image with a well known Render Farm service. When I upload my file it returns the error: 'Project uses to much memory while rendering. Please check for too many ...
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Where does Blender store the vertex cuts the knife tool is making while it is making the cuts?

Once the knife cut is finished, the vertices it's created are easy to find. What about when the knife tool is actively cutting something, as in when the cursor has become the knife tool and clicking ...
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Keeping Shaders in Memory

Is it possible to make Blender keep shaders in memory instead of reloading them each time I switch back to lookdev or render view? I am losing a lot of time switching between the views simply because ...
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Scripting - Where is data not shown in the “Info” panel shown?

I notice that Blender only logs certain things in the "Info" panel. Is there some other place that they log data(such as if one were to have 3 vertices selected, where would they store that ...
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Slow execution and options not available RTX nvidia

Blender GIS 2.83. 1) I cannot find the setting for GPU. Mine is nVidia RTX super 7000. 2) This and other settings for cpu and gpu, I cannot find them in Preferences/System. Surprisingly slow: I have a ...
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What is the smallest possible .blend file size in 2.8x?

I'm trying to make a container library .blend file for common node groups and I cannot get the file to be smaller than 51.3 KiB (52 506). Can you do better?
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Blender freezes for 30 seconds every time I click

I wrote one question about its limits. Blender was being cute hahaha. Still, after that scene, Blender is being a pain. I am dealing with the blue dial every click, it last for about 30 seconds, it ...
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RAM Usage in VSE

I've just rendered a video in the VSE, and the output is 14.8 MB. When I use the option to "Prefetch frames" with Proxy Render Size set to Scene render size, or even "No proxy, full ...
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Efficient rendering of animated urban scene (using LiDAR point cloud)

I have a colourized aerial laser scan of a municipality that I would like to render in an animation. Below is an example I created for a small subsection: https://drive.google.com/file/d/...
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Is there a way to limit max RAM usage by Blender?

Since I'm fairly new to Blender, I'm not always aware of its (and my system's) limitations, and I accidentally overload my RAM kind of frequently while experimenting with for example adaptive ...
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how can I share variables between glsl and python in the bge?

I am currently writing a glsl shader in the bge, My question is, if I have glsl embedded into my python script, how can I if possible share memory/variables between my glsl and my python so the below ...
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How do I fix the Cuda out of memory?

I just created a scene in blender with some 3d models, but when I tried to render it, I just got the error Cuda: out of memory. The scene is really small, just 5 models, which are not high quality. I ...
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Constrainted objects displaced during rendering animation

Faced the following problem. When I've rendered an animation, some details were not where they should be according to the timeframe. This problem occurs only when rendering an animation (3 problematic ...
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File keeps getting a “Not Responding” error whenever I open a file

I'm pretty new to Blender so I am not quite sure what is happening but whenever I open this specific file, the program crashes. I've looked it up and I've seen it could be a memory error but if it is ...
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Why does memory and file size increase when objects are joined?

Why does memory file size increase when objects are joined? As you can see from the pic I am working on a building. When the objects are not joined file size is 50MB When I join them the file size ...
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How to remove unwanted textures to save memory

I have two textures in Blender that are for a desk I am modeling. Each texture is 4K quality and takes up a ton of memory. I only have 4GB of memory on my computer, so I can't render an image of my ...
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Blender crashing on memory usage problems? Results of several tests

I need to produce images of a certain minimum size (1000kb) when written to disk as a jpg file. for images that are not big enough, I am attempting to increase their size to the minimum by increasing ...
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Best GPU and RAM upgrade for compaq elite 8300 sff [closed]

I would like it to be equal or less than seven hundred dollars American. Thanks in advance!
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Cycles - Memory is not being freed

Blender 2.8 Cycles - Memory is not freed after using Z -> "Lookdev" or "Rendered". It seems like the data is staying in memory, even when switching back to Wireframe mode. This causes problems when ...
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Is my hardware what's causing Eevee not to render?

I've been using Blender 2.79 for a few weeks and just upgraded to 2.8. I want to try out a bunch of new tutorials using Eevee but it looks like I might not have a powerful enough computer. I've been ...
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Can Blender use Virtual Memory?

I have 2GB of RAM and I just want to use this program. Can Blender use Virtual Memory? Getting one image rendered takes like 20-30 seconds and it's not even on the full resolution.
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Can I use a USB drive as memory for rendering?

I have a really low-grade laptop and I find that I run out of memory for rendering even very basic stuff. I have a thumbdrive and I was wondering I could use it in place of RAM. Does blender allow for ...
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Segfault when going back to Object Mode, on unrelated data

I am writing an Addon. I have a list of Vectors: centers = [p.center for p in obj.data.polygons] In a later section of code, I do the following to a different ...
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Sharing of host memory between GPU and CPU. Is this implemented and working in 2.80?

Does anyone know if sharing of host memory between GPU and CPU for rendering has been implemented and/or working in 2.80? Thanks.
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is it possible to limit texture resolution by distance?

I know in the simplify tab you can set a reduced texture size for all of the scene, but is it possible to reduce the texture size in vram based on distance from the camera? For example I have a 2km ...
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Is there a way to make objects take up less memory?

me and my friend are competing in a game making competition, (a competition where you compete with other people to make games), and in this competition the smaller the game size, the better you are ...
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Passing data from one running instance of script to the next

I am looking for the most efficient way to save data from one run of a python script to the next. My script generates a list , say presentList . The list is made up of a number of integers. Next time ...