POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.windows : Strange delay for larger sized renders : Re: Strange delay for larger sized renders Server Time
19 Jun 2021 05:52:46 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Strange delay for larger sized renders  
From: William F Pokorny
Date: 5 Dec 2016 13:15:15
Message: <5845aeb3$1@news.povray.org>
On 12/05/2016 12:23 PM, Bald Eagle wrote:
> Probably somewhat related to:
>
http://news.povray.org/povray.windows/thread/%3Cweb.56edd77df9a19c455e7df57c0%40news.povray.org%3E/
>
> When I begin a render on a large size resolution image (10240 x 7680), PPOV-Ray
> seems to "hiccup" - it pauses, I get the spinny torus thing, the title bar says
> "[unresponsive]" and then it kicks in, I get the usual messages, and the parsing
> continues as usual.  This seems odd to me and less related the delayed stopping,
> because the rendering hasn't started yet - because the parsing hasn't even begun
> yet.
>
> Has anyone else experienced this behaviour?
>
>

Are you setting the max image buffer memory to something larger than the 
default of 128MB? I'm not sure of the exact memory footprint, but 
suppose you'd need at least than 10240x7680x4x4 ~= 1260MB to keep the 
image in memory.

Ref:
http://wiki.povray.org/content/Reference:General_Output_Options

I admit to not having played with this option myself...

Bill P.


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