I’m using Blender 249.2 on an aluminum iMac with a 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, 4 gigs of RAM and a Geforce 8800 GS graphics card. I have Snow Leopard installed, updated to 10.6.1.
I have a blender document that’s 185 MB that’ll open reliably sometimes, and cause the operating system’s “busy” beachball icon to spin infinitely until I’m lucky enough to force quit the application, or more commonly, hard shut down by the power button other times. I’m not using any particles or anything in the model, but there are some 4096 x 4096 texture images being used. It seems as if there could be so many contributors to the problem that I’d appreciate other people’s input and suggestions. Thank you.