I’m new to blender and I was just finishing off this tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y__uzGKmxt8) when I tried to render my final image and blender crashed halfway through the render. The scene is not very complex (It’s a mug, a plane, a camera, and an emission plane) and I have tried many things to make it work, but none have been successful. The only exception is when I set the resolution to 25% (of 1080p), halved the tile size, and set the sampling to 125, but that produced a very low quality image and only worked the third time I tried it, crashing the first two times around.
Does anyone have an idea of what could be causing this or how to fix it? Your help is greatly appreciated!
i5-3570k OC’d to 4.2 GHz
AMD HD 6670 1GB VRAM
Windows 8.1 64 bit
Blender V 2.71