if we want to render large MicroStation models with a lot of trees and shrubs in it, MicroStation crashes while exporting the geometry to Luxology Renderer. We get this behaviour again and again on several files. It´s always the same. To get the file rendering, we remove some geometry like trees or accessoires or we are using a huge amount of shared cells. After that the rendering-process works fine again. But that´s not really a long term solution for this problem.
We reported this problem several times in the last year!!
It would be very nice if there would be a warning or a message, that the maximal geometry export size is reached or even an information about the limit. It would be even better, if this limit could be extended?
Someone told us in the near future there will be a ss4 Version? Will this thing be solved in ss4?
I send you two rendered image with this message. On both projects we got the described problems.
I hope you have some good news for me
Hi Gerd, SS3 is 32bit software with 2^32 RAM max 4GB better around 3.3 Gb, it is my nightmare last decade /see picture /, only solution is 64bit connect edition almost limitless 2^64 bytes, i am trying from the first days 64bit beta version but CE 00.25 is still not what we need for reliable work. maybe in next update we will see:-)
You quite right about SS4, but unfortunately I don't believe it will be 64 bits, so I bet the problem will continue. The solution is to jump to CE, but I'm afraid it's not really read for 3d work as there are a lots of bugs, mainly in 3d work. We are all waiting what the next update will bring us! And congrats on the great renderings! Regards,
thanks for your answer. This is another good tip to extend the limits a little bit. We spent a lot of time to get this overview picture rendering yesterday (Reducing Geometry, compress design using Shared Cells) . But there are still some limits of reducing geometry, if you want it in high resolution. ... and finally we get it rendering by using your trick. So it´s now shipped. This picture was rendered originaly with 8000 px the longest side.
Unfortunately it´s not a solution for every file-size. We tested it and the limits are still there.
Thanks very much for your help
we also tried Connect Edition in September, when the first release was shipped. The rendering was working with big model stuff, but so many things works strange: materials disappear while changing the model. Loading materials is partly very long. We reported a lot of stuff. ... and decided, that the CE at the moment is not ready for Visualization. This was a very big disappointment for us, because we invested a lot of time changing to the new structures and get the new Workspace runnning.
And time is running. We are now waiting for an update for over 3 Years, or am I wrong. That´s a long lapse of time, especially when it comes to Visualization. What do you think?