I can't turn stars on, blender crashes.


A student of mine made this, I can’t figure out why we can’t turn on stars. When we do, I get the MAC spinning pinwheel then usually a crash.


beach drama.blend (1.2 MB)

You were most likely running out of memory. When rendering your scene blender was taking up about 8GB Ram for me.
In the stars settings increase the Minimum Distance (start nearer to your camera clip end value) and Separation so you have far fewer stars then reduce the numbers to give a reasonable star appearance for your render.

Solved! Thanks so much, the student had bumped up the camera clip value to 3700!