Blender crashes while switch to material mode

Hi guys,

I have a huge city scene. Actual file size is around 2.5 GB with textures. When I switch the material mode the blender crashed. How to solve this issue?

Regards,
Vasanth

I think your machine doesn’t have enough memory for project.

Hi,

Thanks for your reply.

I work on Windows 10 PC with Intel Core i7-4790k CPU @ 4.00GHz and 16 GB RAM. Is this configuration not enough to handle the file?

Thanks,
Vasanth

I have seen that the material preview takes time to load even with a few textures. Are your textures images or procedural?

Hi,

I don’t have any procedural but I have some 4K textures in this scene. Total texture size is 2.1 GB.

Thanks,
Vasanth

Sounds like you’re running out of VRAM. What’s your GPU?
The solution might be to downscale or just remove some of the textures, if that’s an option in your case.

Hi,

Please find the attached image for my system configuration.

Thanks,
Vasanthconfig

Can you try to turn off visbility of modifiers before switching to material preview mode?