I’m on 2.79 and I’ve made my most complex object thus far (which, to be fair, isn’t nearly as complex as a model could be). I was excited to render it out knowing that it would probably take longer than usual. Every time I start the rendering process the computer inadvertently locks up so that I can’t even kill Blender with ctrl+alt+delete. Not even the mouse cursor moves.
I looked at ways to shorten render times and tried to employ those. I set up my scene and started the render and then went to lunch. I came back an hour later to see that nothing had changed. According to Blender it would’ve taken 38 minutes but it seems like it didn’t even get to the actual rendering process because it was still sitting at 0% and locked up. This forces me to do hard shut downs, which make me feel like I’m slowly killing my computer.
My specs are:
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Intel Core i7 4790 @ 3.60GHz
Haswell 22nm Technology
16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 799MHz
1023MB NVIDIA Quadro K420 (HP)
Any tips on how to fix this are welcome. Thank you.