insted of closing the render minimise it. if you want to stop the render put the mouse in the render window and esc-key some times for me if I am trying to render a complex sceene and my computer is working hard I can crash Blender like you said.
have you tried to uninstall Blender and reinstall it ? I don’t know what the specific problem is but might be worth a try you could also try a different Blender version, just to see if it works. every so often I have to do that with Yafray dont know why but it seems to fix it.
Ah, good old SiS chipsets. My laptop has an onboard SiS M760GX card, and it’s given me problems (though it seems to be fixed for 2.4), especially with the render window.
What you might like to do is try rendering with DispView selected under the render buttons, rather than DispWin. This will bring up the render in the 3D view, but it will be shrunk/stretched to fit the size of the camera, and will therefore look very aliased. Save the image using F3 and view it wherever you saved it.
Haha, that’s funny. I love it when that happens. To me it looks like squigglesquiggleBLENDERsquigglesquiggleDOSsquigglesquiggleYafray.
Love it. Is there no Japanese word for Blender, then? (I presume it’s Japanese)
Oops, sorry! It had occurred to me that there seemed to be an awful lot of different, individual characters, as in Chinese as opposed to Japanese, but for some reason I thought that because of the huge diversity of Chinese symbols, my install of XP probably wouldn’t have them. So now I know that when my Dad said he installed everything on it, he installed everything on it!
Hmmm, I’m not sure about that one. I think it may just be a case of your graphics card, it disappears on mine too.
However, never fear, you can bring it back with F11!
Also, even if the picture has disappeared, you can still save it with F3. It’s still saved into the render buffer, you see.
Do you have Office 2003? My workflow tends to be that once I’ve opened a saved an image, I open it with Office Picture Manager, where I can view it in its beauty.
Then, when I re-render, I save it to the same place. Picture Manager automatically updates the image, so you don’t even have to worry about re-opening it.
I have done so (for my bug, where XP crashed entirely on hitting F12 or Render), but there wasn’t anything anyone could do about it (I was told) - it’s because SiS’s OpenGL support is so bad.
Having said that, the problem did fix itself come 2.4, so it might be worth posting it in the bugtracker!