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Jul 15 2014, 11:28 PM (261 w, 5 d)

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Aug 27 2016

Spencer Brown (sbrown) created T49178: Crash when opening user preferences if Cycles CUDA binaries are built on Arch Linux.
Aug 27 2016, 10:35 PM · BF Blender

Aug 18 2015

Spencer Brown (sbrown) added a comment to D808: Adaptive stopping and sample distribution for Cycles.

Perhaps it could be beneficial for you to ask the Renderman developers to explain how their adaptive sampling works in RIS. It's not splotchy at all and it works really well. Even if they don't spill the secret sauce, you might get some ideas from them you can use.

Aug 18 2015, 1:40 AM · Cycles

May 22 2015

Spencer Brown (sbrown) added a comment to D1312: Make faces flat (alternative to D1275).

On your patch I get a segfault flattening all the faces of the monkey head. Can you reproduce?

May 22 2015, 11:51 PM · BF Blender: After Release, BF Blender

May 7 2015

mathieu menuet (bliblubli) awarded D1275: Flatten faces operator [mesh cleanup.] a Love token.
May 7 2015, 10:20 PM · Mesh Modeling, BF Blender

May 1 2015

Spencer Brown (sbrown) added a comment to D1275: Flatten faces operator [mesh cleanup.].

Here's a Windows test build for your testing enjoyment.

May 1 2015, 6:12 AM · Mesh Modeling, BF Blender
Spencer Brown (sbrown) retitled D1275: Flatten faces operator [mesh cleanup.] from to Flatten faces operator [mesh cleanup.].
May 1 2015, 3:59 AM · Mesh Modeling, BF Blender

Feb 19 2015

Spencer Brown (sbrown) added a comment to D808: Adaptive stopping and sample distribution for Cycles.

Blender build with D808 applied causes Cycles experimental SM35 CUDA kernel to fail to start with an out of memory error on my GTX 570. It works fine on my GTX 780, and the supported kernel can run the same scene on the GTX 570. In addition the experimental SM35 kernel fails to start on an empty scene on my GTX 570. If there's a fundamental reason why this shouldn't work on Fermi there should be a way to automatically disable building it for SM35 and under, and if there isn't a fundamental reason why this shouldn't work on Fermi and under then it shouldn't crash on startup. Can anyone confirm? Running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Feb 19 2015, 9:00 PM · Cycles

Oct 11 2014

Spencer Brown (sbrown) added a comment to T42187: FBX skeletal mesh export error in 2.72 custom split normals testbuild.

Great, thanks a bundle! I'm a big fan of your work on this FBX exporter. It's a big improvement over the last one.

Oct 11 2014, 10:12 PM
Spencer Brown (sbrown) created T42187: FBX skeletal mesh export error in 2.72 custom split normals testbuild.
Oct 11 2014, 8:33 PM

Jul 29 2014

Spencer Brown (sbrown) added a comment to T41092: Very high memory usage for Cycles baking compared to ordinary renders.

My memory usage dropped to 486 MB when I joined all the bricks together when baking a 1024x1024 image (I opted not to also join the plane in, as it doesn't have the same modifier stack.) It's a lot better, the memory usage is nearly on par with XNormal (343MB for similar baking parameters.) Unfortunately, Blender ended up crashing at the end of the bake. Perhaps I will try and build from git and see if things have improved any in that regard, or if I can get a backtrace.

Jul 29 2014, 7:56 PM · BF Blender, Cycles

Jul 15 2014

Spencer Brown (sbrown) assigned T41092: Very high memory usage for Cycles baking compared to ordinary renders to Dalai Felinto (dfelinto).
Jul 15 2014, 11:52 PM · BF Blender, Cycles