View Full Version : "Sync Frames to Particle Age" Memory problem

10 October 2006, 06:17 PM

I really need to use some HD Footage with Sync Frames to Particle age. As soon as I check it on, it starts eating all my memory. Is there a way to avoid that ?

11 November 2006, 04:38 PM
Set the 3gig switch for your virtual memory in the boot.ini file if you're running windows.

11 November 2006, 06:47 PM
there is a plugin on ( which makes your particle calculation start at from this frame, you actually are. no calculations from the previous frames will be done.
this is what is written there. never tried it out :)

if you have more than 1.5 GB ram i would enable the /3GB switch in the boot.ini

11 November 2006, 05:45 PM
Thanks a lot for your answers.
I'm going to do the boot.ini modification.
CapitanRed, do you remember the name of the plugin ? I cannot find it.

11 November 2006, 12:53 AM
yea, it is the particle+v2.01 plugin of peter watje. read the .txt file to know how it works.
how many ram do you have?

11 November 2006, 07:38 AM
ifyou fail using the pure 3d approach to it, try breaking it into compositing user freindly sources ;)
export a uvw pass for the particles using a floating format for quality sake.
export a particle age pass to control time.

use a replace texture node by UV (fusion/combusion) and add a time displace.

btw: you might have to displace the source and in that case the particle age pass should be rendered thru render to texture.


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