Hi, I am new to Blender. I have been following David Ward’s Johnny Blender 2.0 series on youtube and at part 9 I cannot proceed past the baking stage. Here’s my problem/s:
With 3 subdivisions in Multires I can bake fine without crashing.
With 4 subdivisions Blender will chew up all my RAM instantly and CPU usage will go down to 0 after a while. Eventually it will “give up” baking and just display a black image in my UV window.
I have tried both Blender 2.57a and b, 64 bit only so far. I started with 2GB RAM then tried upgrading to 4GB but the problem remains.
CPU: Intel e2140 1.6GHz dual core
GPU: nVidia 8800 GTS 640MB
OS: Windows 7 64bit
Thanks for any tips you might have.