I’m trying to render a completely enourmo file in lfrt. the final rez is going to be something like 1280x1024, but I have a problem.
I have 256 MB RAM and a 256 mb swap partition.
When I run lightflow, i can see the python process bloating to fill first 20 then 30 then 40 then 50 then the whole damn system memory. What the hell?!? is this a memory leak? Or do I just not have enough ram for such high resolutions. I’m able to render it up to about 800x600 and then the memory gets to be about 90% full before it finishes. but it dosen’t stop increasing while I’m running it.
ARRRGH. this is a uber-detailed image and I need the size to appeciate it. I want to post it on CGtalk but a piddly arsed little 640x480 image isn’t gonna cut it.
normally, I can render a GI scene with lightflow quickly, and I think that this ought to take about 2-4 hours to render att 1280x1024, if it weren’t for running out of memory.
when mem runs out the disk goes nuts and it tries repeatedly to shut down X and KDE.
now i’m booted in runlevel 3 to try and run it at the cosnole only… but it’s still filling ominously.
can someone else check to see if lightflow fills their memory too?