Windows 10 Home Edition Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 (4GB VRAM) Intel i5 4590 3.4GHz 24GB RipJaw/Corsair Vengeance RAM (two 8GB sticks + two 4GB sticks)
Broken: 2.79 5bd8ac9
Short description of error
Blender freezes temporarily when interacting with ANY value slider (bevel modifier width, subdivision level, mean bevel width, location, etc) or the material color picker but only after not using the sliders for roughly10-15 minutes or more. Basically, it will freeze once, and the length that Blender isn't responsive varies anywhere from seconds to whole minutes, and then after that point, I can interact with any slider without any problems UNLESS I don't touch them again for another 10-15 minutes.
Note: I have tested this on my 2015 macbook pro using the same files, blender version, and settings. While working in Blender for 30+ minutes on my laptop, it didn't stutter or freeze once.
Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
- Open the .blend file and work on the piece in any way you want (boolean objects, add loop cuts, extrude, add subdiv levels, whatever your heart desires for a few minutes. (I can be doing anything beforehand and it will still freeze regardless)
- After roughly 10-15+ minutes attempt to change any value slider or create a new material and change the color of it (I typically experience it with the bevel width modifier slider or the edge bevel weight but it happens regardless of what slider I use)
- At this point, Blender experiences the hiccup and freezes here. It might freeze for a second or a few minutes. The time it freezes varies based on how much time has gone by since I've last interacted with the value slider/material color picker.