I am using the latest version of vray…and the latest version of skatter…Please see below for an infuriating issue I am having. Please note: I did a comparison to see if things were just user error and used default settings for vray 3.6 (on medium quality), and vray 2.0
The issue I am having is hurting my business soo soo bad in the last 4 days as I needed to switch over to vray 3.6…Once I did all hell broke loose…it seems to all stem around Laubwerk, Skatter (or vray), and the switch to a new material set up with a linear process.
I fixed the laubwerk issue by upgrading. Then i found this thread and upgraded skatter…I am still having huge issues and here is what they are.
Skatter objects will show in the vray 3.6 panel & they will also show proxy previews…I can also render the grass in realtime when its JUST THE SKATTER GRASS ONLY. When I turn on the whole model , or do a final render, one of two things happen. 1) the rendering never even gets to the initial light distribution phase, OR 2) it starts rendering…gets about 3 hours in and crashes during the rendering phase. I have tried this multiple times now…When I render with out any skatter objects vray renders fine so I know its some sort of interface with either skatter geometry or skatter materials!
I got so frustrated that I decided to uninstall vray 3.6 for sk up 2017, and reinstall vray 2.0 for use on skup 2015. I used the same scene and not only did it do the full render it was FAST AS SHITT!..like at least 4 to 5 times faster ( please see above for my description of my vray settings).
Now, all things being equal, chaos group is swearing up and down that using their default settings for vray 3.6 is the best thing to do as it is already optimized so the issues should in no way be with my settings in Vray 3.6.
MY QUESTION IS, DOES VRAY USE RAM LIKE A TOTAL ASSHOLE NOW OR IS THERE STILL A PROBLEM WITH SKATTER INITIALIZING? COULD IT BE IMPROPER PORTING OF MATERIALS FROM SKATTER’S OBJECTS INTO VRY 3.6?. COULD IT BE A GEOMETRY INITIATION ISSUE? Remember…it worked AMAZINGLY on vray 2.0 for SkUp 2.0.
One thing to note…when I opened my down saved model from skup 2017, which had optimized materials for vray 3.6, and opened it in skup 2015 for vray 2.0 I noticed all of my textures had either gone wonkey or were rendering weird or freezing vray 2.0… As a result I re -extured everything for vray 2.0 and DELETED THE SKATTER ELEMENTS, PURGED THE MODEL AND REAPPLIED SKATTER AGAIN IN 2015/ VRAY 2.0…
Do you have any thoughts on weather or not vray decided to get ass crazy with ram or is this still an issue with skatter…Skatter is amazing but I literally can not use it or rely on it for 3.6 now!..I am probably going to have to resort to getting good with vray fur, which I dont want to do!..
I literally so tired from staying up the last 3 days now trying to figure all this out
Also, Please pleas please, allow skatter to skatter inside of a watertight volume!..I.e. I make a sphere and then I can skatter inside the volume using the boundaries of the surface as the skatter bounds…That would be amazing!!!