I’m having problems loading particles in a specific file. At first I thought it was a general Blender glitch of sorts but now I think it’s related only to one file (for reasons unknown). It’s not a huge number of particles (maybe 20,000 per layer) but the layers with particles load extremely slowly (5-10 mins) despite not using any deflections or force fields. There is one layer on which deflections are used but just one, and it’s not even selected. Also, moving or editing a particle mesh takes much longer than usual (to the point where editing is impractical).
I’ve tried appending the whole shebang into a new file. I did this with both 2.37a and the latest (28/11) CVS build. 2.37 appended very quickly but didn’t solve the problem, whereas the latest version actually worked, but when I closed the file and re-opened it the problems returned. I’ve tried saving as a new file, that didn’t work at all. Opening the file directly with the alpha build doesn’t work. I’m at a complete lost. Interestingly opening with 2.23 DOES work, but that’s not accpetable.
So… does anyone have a clue what the hell is going on ? I would post the .blend but it’s 28 mb, and there’s too many meshes to make it practical to append sections to a new file for saving a smaller version. I can append individual particle emitters easily enough, but they don’t display any problems.