Diagnostic Report #Diagnostic #report #log

The Twilight Render Team shares tips, ideas, helpful hints, and more on using Twilight Render
Post Reply
Fletch
Posts: 11711
Joined: Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:41 pm
OS: PC 64bit
SketchUp: 2016-2021
Contact:

Diagnostic Report #Diagnostic #report #log

Post by Fletch » Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:06 am

Any rendering has the potential for something to go wrong. In our vast experience, it's usually a material, but often we have seen a "quirky model" downloaded from the 3D Warehouse as the culprit when a render fails. If you suspect it's a quirky model, simply exploding the model has often done the trick- often a problem model simply has too many nested groups and components. Exploding a Group that contains a group of groups and components, without exploding the individual components will often solve the problem.

If your rendering is still failing, and it's not due to some "quirky" 3D Warehouse model, then it's likely that your computer is running out of RAM.
If you are running out of RAM, it's likely due to one of two things - one or more textures in the model are of too high resolution, or there are too many lights.

There are two tools we developed for helping to pin-point problem spots in your scene. The Log File, and the Diagnostic Report tool.

For the Diagnostic Report dialog, go to Plugins>Twilight V2>Diagnostic Report.
Then choose either "All" or "Materials" for the type of Diagnostic Report you would like to receive.
diagnostic.gif
diagnostic.gif (90.48 KiB) Viewed 3942 times
DiagnosticsReport-CheckAll.gif
DiagnosticsReport-CheckAll.gif (776.42 KiB) Viewed 3942 times
DiagnosticsReport-CheckTextureImageSizes.gif
DiagnosticsReport-CheckTextureImageSizes.gif (591.73 KiB) Viewed 3942 times
For the Log File, start the log file before you render, then see what is written in the log file as you experience the problem while rendering.
to open the Log File, choose to do so in the Twilight V2 Options Dialog. For the Options Dialog, go to Plugins>Twilight V2>Options.
Diagnostics-and-LogFile_75.gif
Diagnostics-and-LogFile_75.gif (1.97 MiB) Viewed 3942 times

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests