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Old 09-16-2013, 04:20 PM   #1
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FumeFX continue simulation.

Hello all,

I had a FumeFX simulation going on for the past three days, but unfortunately it stopped in the middle today because Max crashed. Now how do I start from the point it stopped. In the FumeFX GUI when I click continue simulation it doesn't start from the point it crashed instead it starts from few frames back.

This is a very lengthy simulation and I have seen some frames taking close to 5 hours to be done.

Somebody please advice me.
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:18 AM   #2
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If it is recovering from a crash count yourself as fortunate that it is not starting over from the beginning. You must have snapshots enabled, default I think is every 20th frame, you can save a snapshot every frame but that can consume a large amount of disk space (if storage space is any kind of a concern). You can also set them to clear on exit.
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:27 PM   #3
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Thanks Johnny,

Never knew about the snapshot thing before. Now I have put it to every 2nd frame. Out of everything this project taught me that I am zero in FumeFX. I have a long way to go in FumeFX. Still struggling with the lighting setup. But no problem, learning a lot too.

Thanks again Johnny. You are available all the time.
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:54 AM   #4
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Like anything it takes time to learn. I learn new stuff about it all the time, it never ends there is always some new method or trick
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:02 PM   #5
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Hi Johnny,

I thought of asking here before I make my next step with this simulation. The snapshots things is working perfectly, I was really late in learning it, but its ok from now onwards I know it.

I have a problem here, Max crashes always when it reaches a certain frame in the simulation. With the saved snapshots I was able to get to previous frame. I tried changing the grid values, spacing values and then continue from the last snapshot point, but unfortunately Max still crashes.

Is there any advice you can provide me on this? Like how do I get through that frame, or should I go the long way like changing the settings and simulate again from the start.

I really don't have any idea when I will see the end product.

Thanks Johnny again.
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