So I’m making a short film and I have a grand market scene with lots of fruits and vegetables and things. Now I need to animate my main characters in this scene. The problem is memory. My computer can’t handle a scene this large. Blender sometimes crashes when I work with a scene this large. On top of that, there are some secondary characters with animation like walks, looking for food items, and so on and they’re all low-poly. The times when Blender doesn’t crash, animating the characters becomes a pain as it becomes slow and sometimes freezes. Is there any way I can hide the heavy scene and work with my character animation separately? I tried putting my main characters on a separate layer, but still same problems persist.
Also, I’m not worrying about the rendering since renderfarm.fi can handle a file this big (320MB).
I just want to find a way to animate my characters smoothly at 24fps in a large, epic scene with no freezes and crashes and in a scene filled with about 20 secondary characters all containing animation data associated with them.