Houdini freezes when rendering oceans

Become a member of the CGSociety

Connect, Share, and Learn with our Large Growing CG Art Community. It's Free!

Thread Tools Display Modes
  08 August 2017
Houdini freezes when rendering oceans

Hi. I'm a newbie using Houdini. I've studied the basics and decided to study oceans. I'm following a tutorial to generate a large ocean. When rendering, Mantra generates some frames and stops rendering. Does that happen to anyone else? I'm using Houdini Apprentice 16.0.621. Thank you. (Google Translate).
  08 August 2017
I upgraded to Houdini 16.0.705. Rendered up to frame 40 with no problem. It always froze randomly after frame 20 or 30. I'll continue testing.
  09 September 2017
Hello  I've just found your post after struggling with this issue for several days. Did it come back in your case or you're good?
For me the problem still remains. I'm using Guided Ocean Layer in Houdini Indie and after many days of setting up the details, sims, etc. I'm stuck (or extremely slowed down) in the rendering stage because I have to babysit the render. Impossible to leave it for the night or whatever - it gets stuck on a random frame. When I run it again from that frame there are no problems. When I run it from the beginning it freezes on a different frame - no repetitive stuff.
I've tried disabling other layers (interior, boat, whitewater etc), just leaving the extended ocean. I've changed dicing, I've disabled and enabled "Add Bump to Ray Traced Displacements". When I set Verbose to the max (5) I understand I see all the details, well it gets stuck on stuff like this:
"[11:34:38] Creating geometry (/obj/guidedoceanlayer_fluid_extended)
[11:34:38] Rendering: X(47, 62) Y(351, 359)
[11:34:38] Rendering: X(63, 78) Y(351, 359)
[11:34:38] Creating displaced geometry (/obj/guidedoceanlayer_fluid_extended)
[11:34:38] Rendering: X(79, 94) Y(351, 359)
[11:34:38] Rendering: X(95, 110) Y(351, 359)
[11:34:38] Rendering: X(111, 126) Y(351, 359)"
Random frame every time. I think it's a bug, because I've tried to simplify stuff back to the basic shelf tool setup. Or maybe it's because my waves are bigger that usual? The geometry says it would need dicing set up to 24. But why the problem always occurs on a different frame?
I've checked on Houdini Indie 16.0.633 and 16.0.736. Same thing.
Thanks for any tips.
reply share thread

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Society of Digital Artists

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2006,
Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Minimize Ads
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:29 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.