I gained some experience in using Blender during the past weeks and love the software so far. But it seems like my computer is not fast/big enough for doings serious work with Blender… while I thought it is a pretty decent machine.
How did I come to this? Ok, I purchased the training DVDs available at blender.org and got the character models (for example Big Buck Bunny) which ship on the DVDs.Whenever I load a .blend-file from the DVDs and try to render it, Blender freezes or crashes after a while. Ok, the rather not so complex character meshes load and render, but for example Big Buck Bunny (or any other more complex mesh) load but fail to render. I am able to load Big Buck Bunny into Blender and manipulate it in Blender very well. Just at rendering time it doesn’t work.
I thought, as I mentioned allready, that my computer is ready for such stuff. Here’s the facts:
Intel DualCore E6850 @3.0 Ghz
4 GB RAM (because of XP 32 only 3,25 GB are recognized)
NVIDIA Geforce 8600 GTS
Windows XP 32 Service Pack 2
In my opinion this should be a computer which should be able to do serious things… but unfortunately Blender needs a SGI Workstation to run on
Any tips about what is going wrong here?