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

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No RAM Preview for Node Editor Composite in VSE

We've seen multiple tutorials on how to optimize composites from the Node Editor for playback in the Video Sequence Editor, but for some reason we can't get our very simple green screen composite ...
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eighth of a sphere with extremely high face count

I want to create an eighth of a sphere with extremely high face count I want about ~127 Million Faces. the problem is that it takes a huge amount of memory, and creating an entire UV sphere and ...
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Making Objects in the file or appending/linking them? [duplicate]

I've been learning about the append and linking function to bring in objects from other Blend files to the current one being worked on, but something keeps nagging at the back of my mind: Aside from ...
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Same scene 1 GPU = OK, 2 GPUs = Out of memory?

Strange, strange problem this one. Intro: I had cycles with these 2 GPU + CPU working well for renders. Then, after some time, I took the 750ti out and continued working with only the 1070ti + CPU ...
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Blender crashes when enabling “true” displacement

I created an OSL shader (a 4D noise texture) and connected it to the "Displacement" output of my shader. I wanted this to be a animated micropolygon / adaptive subdivision displacement, so I enabled "...
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Blender Out Of Memory and Crashing

I'm trying to create a mountain scene in Blender and when i started adding some bump mapping blender started absolutely eating up RAM (quickly shooting up to the 8GB I have) and then running out of ...
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Blender Crashing within two minutes of opening even if left untouched after opening [closed]

I'm brand new to blender. I downloaded the newest version from online (2.79.2), checked to make sure I have good requirements for using the program (which I do), I start up the program and literally ...
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How to prevent memory leakage in Blender?

I have to load lots of objects/meshes(50k) in Blender and render them for which I have written a Python script. My meshes have lots of vertices/faces (in the range of ~[10k, 70k]). I noticed that ...
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Blender eats up all memory and crashes upon simple small texture

So this one is really infuriating me as I cannot figure it out. I've created a terrain with textures and a skybox in layer 1 just fine and all looks well. It's also very responsive and works great, ...
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About memory usage / animation playing - newbie question

first post here; hope this is the right place for this. Short story: I started messing around with Blender back in december and I have been reading/watching tutorials to get more accostumed with the ...
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Reducing render memory usage

I am attempting to render a scene using cycles (flower tutorial by BlenderGuru) and the peak memory usage during rendering has been 42GB before any of the image was actually rendered; gave up instead ...
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System priorities for a good value set-up

Hi This is my first post as a newbie on this forum, so forgive me if I get any of the rules wrong. I'm a film maker who's just packed in the day job with ambitions to make a micro-budget feature film ...
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Issues at both little and large scales, not understanding the render

I have serious trouble understanding this: 1.- When i work on my project, im building a house into a mountain but "walk mode" seems to tell me that my project is very little, as I cannot walk into ...
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Finding out what makes your file size big?

Is there a way to see exactly which objects/textures/etc in my scene take up the most memory? My scenes often get rather big, bigger than I feel they should be, and rendering them obviously then tends ...
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Cycles/ CUDA out of memory (sometimes)

like many other posts, I am getting CUDA error: out of memory when I am rendering out many images for an animation. But- when I close Blender, and restart the rendering process from the stopped image,...
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Why is blender not using all of my ram?

So I'm rendering this scene with blender cycles and I'm wondering why I get this when my computer has much more processing power. Here's the computer I have: http://www.costco.com/.product.1128978....
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Full render in one tile - solution for lack of memory?

I created super complicated scene using 8gb out of 6gb of vram. On the way of trying to reduce memory usage I saw many times my gpu rendering only one tile, with all samples, and skipping rest of the ...
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Why does Denoising take up so much memory?

I tried to render my scene with the new 2.79 Denoiser. During the Rendering Process everything was fine, my memory peak was about 1000M but as soon as the Denoising started it suddenly shot up to ~...
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Blender running out of memory in renders, but having no problem in previews

I am dealing with problem of... Out of memory in cuMemAlloc(&device_pointer, size) Even though settings are the same in render mode and preview mode I have never encountered this issue in the ...
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I “run out of application memory” when trying to render a scene

I spent a long time designing a scene which involves 5 particle systems (no more than 1000 particles in each), and now I would like to render it. Unfortunately, I invariably get this error message ...
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AMD High Bandwith Cache Controller - Unlimited Memory? [closed]

The Vega FE is already in stores. (not the cheaper RX) AMD has been advertising their High Bandwith Cache Controller on their new Vega cards. It is supposed to allow for VRAM objects to be offloaded ...
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hello world script causes memory leak

My script generates about 400 objects. If I run the same script twice, I notice the object count remains the same, but the memory allocated does increase substantially. I thought it was my code (and ...
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Blender error: out of memory

I have never used blander, so i'm totally new to the software, but today a friend of mine asked me to use my computer to render a picture for him since he doesn't have a powerfull PC. So he gave me ...
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Blender 2.78 cycles out of memory problem, in both cpu and gpu

I have a out of memory problem with Blender. My specs are: I am using Blender 2.78, Cycles Intel I5 2400 Nvidia Gtx 750 ti 2GB 8 GB ram Windows 7 64 bit I can render simple stuff, but now when I’m ...
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Game Engine: Can I load objects and scenes into memory?

Is there an option to load objects/scenes I want to memory to prevent lags? I don't want to let all objects spawn to buffer them or other tricks. How can I do this? And is it possible to remove them ...
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Computer stuck on fluid baking

I am trying to bake a fluid simulation of 1.45GB and my pc is stuck and stopped responding. What can I do? Will it help to increase my RAM amount to 16GB? System specs: Windows 10 Pro Insider ...
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Render a “long” video (> 2 mins) in one step, without running out of memory

I feel like I am missing something fundamental. Here is my problem: I am producing videos (10-30 minutes each), using the Video Sequence Editor – there is no 3D modeling involved here, just stitching ...
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Blender consuming all memory

I have hundreds of thousands of models in a folder. In my script I have a loop which loads each model at a time as object in my scene then render an image of it then delete the object. After couple of ...
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How do I get blender to leverage all the memory I have?

There are probably so many noob-facets to this question that it's not even funny. Basically I've never fully understood memory usage, despite being a professional digital artist for many years. In ...
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Basic Cycles memory usage @98%?

I have a scene that sometimes crashes for CUDA errors (out of memory). So I put all elements on separate layers to figure out in rendered view which was the culprit. Turns out, even if I have only ...
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Memory (and large project) management [closed]

From what I've understood from other questions here, group instancing and dynamic linking are two methods for managing memory in a project that is large or complex. The latter also allows one to ...
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Is there an easy way to see what is consuming the most memory?

Is there an easy way to see what is consuming the most memory? For example: -Objects / Object data -Textures -Lighting -Particle Systems -Material duplicates -Caches -Anything else that can cause ...
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Blender using memory for no reason; Blender loading up Memory Usage. Why is that?

So there's actually 2 problems I have regarding Blender's memory usage, which probably aren't much for a regular computer but really slow work for weaker ones and can even cause crashes. So I have a ...
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Blender cycles rendering layer but keep to sum memory?

something i really don't understand! i made different layer for my render. i have 5 layers, i set for everyone: layer to render, layer to exclude and eventualy also the mask layer. if i render from ...
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Memory increasing but not adding any new geometry

So I have a model and in the top right where it says the memory usage it changes even when I dont add any type of new geometry. I can just say move a vert and let go of the mouse so it doesnt actually ...
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Limit Blender RAM usage?

So Blender started crashing whenever I bake fluid for no reason (I mean no reason, discussion here). I'm thinking maybe reducing the amount of RAM it uses could help, but I can't figure out how to ...
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“Error Writing Frame” during movie render

I'm brand new to Blender. I've made three short videos with the most editing done to them being fade ins and fade outs and added audio. Never had a problem rendering those. My new project, however, ...
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How do I see what is using Memory?

During the creation of a recent project the amount of memory used by Blender inflated to a massive(!) 11.8GB while attempting to render. This makes rendering on GPU unusable for me (no Titan X's ...
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Growing memory usage when rendering animation

I'm using Blender 2.77a with Windows 10 64 bit on a 8 GB RAM PC and AMD R9 390 graphic card with driver 16.4.1. When GPU rendering a very simple animation (350 faces, 150 frames, single PNG files) ...
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Why is there slowdown on a high poly mesh in edit mode when all faces are hidden?

I've been wondering this for years now, so I'm working on a high poly mesh and I've hidden all but 50,000 vertices, there's a fair bit of slowdown and I kind of get that but even if you hide ...
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What are the memory readouts referring to?

There are two sets of memory readouts I'm puzzled by. I need a better explanation of what they mean. One is in the Info Window and says something like Mem:119.14M(9.99M) One is with the render output ...
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What method is more efficient for making duplicate of an object: mirror it with modifier or instancing it?

I wonder what method i should use for making copies of original object, what is more memory/render efficient: mirror my object with modifies - "Array" or "Mirror" or instancing my object with Alt+D?
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How to retrieve context after a outliner.orphans_purge()

I've got a script that joins several object into one at every frame and then do several operations on the duplicated object. However, I know that when a object is deleted in blender, meshes are ...
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Cycles GPU Texture-duplicate memory Question

Lets say we have 1024x1024 PNG texture called Texture.png I Have multiple materials using the same texture, on import the textures were automaticly renamed to .001 .002 .003 etc. And Im out of GPU ...
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infinite loop / ensure_lookup_table

what this script should do is add 1-3 little cubes to each side of a specific object (torus in my case for testing). then for each cube a random face within a section of the torus gets choosen and the ...
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Clear the sequencer memory cache?

I'm doing some motion tracking, and to quickly edit things I preload the frames into the memory. However, this fills up my ram, and sometimes (e.g when I'm not working with the footage) I want to ...
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Is it possible to use a displacement map without having real geometry?

I'm currently trying out displacement maps. As I was told by some video tutorials I need to apply them as a (displacement) modifier on the mesh. Therefore, I have to subdivide the mesh to achieve more ...
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Blender does not utilize full amount of VRAM

When trying to render my scene with my GTX 970 and cycles I get a cuda error saying that I was out of memory. However according to gpu-z I only got up to using 3228MB of VRAM, and according to blender ...
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How to avoid float texture limit for GPU rendering

In developing a relatively simple scene, I noticed that detail from normal maps were not being displayed for some objects. All of the maps were generated from Substance painter as .png (16-bits max). ...
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Can Cycles CUDA utilize more than 2GB of VRAM?

I'm trying to make a render with dual Titan X's, they have 12GB of VRAM each. If I ramp the tile size up it eventually slows down seemingly due to hitting a 2GB cap? Is there a way to have the ...