Everything seems to render fine in the Render View window.
The batch render starts fine on the first frame and then on the second frame it gradually slows and then finally hangs at 45 percent. I've left it for hours and it still keeps chugging along at the second frame.
After reading back on some posts, I've tried limiting the memory, to 2048 and I've also made a new render layer and moved all the objects, lights etc there. The scene was originally made with 2012 (latest hotfix) and I tried it on my student version of 2011. Same issue. According to the task manager, less than half of the ram in the system is being used. Windows 7 Pro, i7 with 8gigs ram.
Would love any help or imput! Thanks guys. :)