Author Topic: Lumion 2 Pro  (Read 4559 times)

billet323

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Lumion 2 Pro
« on: May 15, 2012, 12:47:35 pm »
May 15, 2012, 12:47:35 pm
I went to render my first video using Pro last night and I woke (expecting it to be finished) and it said 6000+ hours???  Is there some reason this is happening?  This video needs to be completed by the end of the week... I tried a few different setting higher \ lower and I am still getting month+ render times???

Re: Lumion 2 Pro
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2012, 01:08:58 pm »
May 15, 2012, 01:08:58 pm
Hi billet323, did you turn Background Rendering on by any chance?

If so, the Lumion window needs to remain "active" until the first frame or two have been completed. After that you can switch to other windows. If you don't let it stay "active", it won't make any more progress.

Important: Never click on the Show Desktop button in Windows 7 (in the lower right corner) while Lumion is rendering in the background. If you do that, the rendering process will be interrupted and all subsequent frames will not have the correct exposure. I learned that the hard way :)
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billet323

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Re: Lumion 2 Pro
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2012, 01:25:28 pm »
May 15, 2012, 01:25:28 pm
Hi billet323, did you turn Background Rendering on by any chance?

If so, the Lumion window needs to remain "active" until the first frame or two have been completed. After that you can switch to other windows. If you don't let it stay "active", it won't make any more progress.

Important: Never click on the Show Desktop button in Windows 7 (in the lower right corner) while Lumion is rendering in the background. If you do that, the rendering process will be interrupted and all subsequent frames will not have the correct exposure. I learned that the hard way :)
No, I set it up the same as I always do.  It also seems incredibly unstable.  It must have crashed 5 times last night when I was trying to get it to work. 

Re: Lumion 2 Pro
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2012, 01:35:43 pm »
May 15, 2012, 01:35:43 pm
It should never crash, so I'll have to check the system specifications of the PC that you are trying to render the scene on.

Please run "DXdiag" in the Windows Start menu -> Click on "Save All Information", and attach the dxdiag.txt document to your next post (Click on "+ Additional Options" below the text field). This allows us to check which graphics card and hardware you are using.

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Re: Lumion 2 Pro
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2012, 01:36:53 pm »
May 15, 2012, 01:36:53 pm
Once I have that, the next step is to check if the scene you are trying to render does not exceed your hardware system specifications.
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billet323

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Re: Lumion 2 Pro
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2012, 01:46:39 pm »
May 15, 2012, 01:46:39 pm
Once I have that, the next step is to check if the scene you are trying to render does not exceed your hardware system specifications.

billet323

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Re: Lumion 2 Pro
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2012, 01:48:29 pm »
May 15, 2012, 01:48:29 pm


That is my work computer.... My home computer is similar.  I also have a 2011 8G Macbook Pro that I use.

billet323

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Re: Lumion 2 Pro
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2012, 01:52:14 pm »
May 15, 2012, 01:52:14 pm
Screen Shot

Re: Lumion 2 Pro
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2012, 02:16:12 pm »
May 15, 2012, 02:16:12 pm
I can see that you're using an ATI FirePro V4800 graphics card.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but this card only has 1229 PassMark points, so you will only be able to render very simple scenes in Lumion:
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=FirePro+V4800

In other words, you will either have to reduce the complexity of the scene or you will have to upgrade to a more powerful graphics card. The rest of your hardware looks fine, although you may need a new power supply if you were to upgrade to a high-end card.

Also, your graphics card driver is very old (12/6/2010). Please uninstall it and install the latest version from the AMD website:
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx
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billet323

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Re: Lumion 2 Pro
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2012, 02:29:07 pm »
May 15, 2012, 02:29:07 pm
I can see that you're using an ATI FirePro V4800 graphics card.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but this card only has 1229 PassMark points, so you will only be able to render very simple scenes in Lumion:
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=FirePro+V4800

In other words, you will either have to reduce the complexity of the scene or you will have to upgrade to a more powerful graphics card. The rest of your hardware looks fine, although you may need a new power supply if you were to upgrade to a high-end card.

Also, your graphics card driver is very old (12/6/2010). Please uninstall it and install the latest version from the AMD website:
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx
Thank you, (although bad news....) Would my bootcamped macbook pro be able to handle it?  I havent tried it on that yet.  What graphics card would you suggest?

billet323

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Re: Lumion 2 Pro
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2012, 02:29:49 pm »
May 15, 2012, 02:29:49 pm
Do you condone asking someone on the forum to help out?  Who can handle a file this size?  I need to have this project completed by this weekend....... |:(

Re: Lumion 2 Pro
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2012, 02:49:11 pm »
May 15, 2012, 02:49:11 pm
If you have a recent MacBook Pro (15-inch or 17-inch, not 13-inch) with an AMD Radeon HD card, it might be able to handle it, but I can't say for sure as I don't know how big and complex your scene is. Worth a try for sure.

You're welcome to ask someone in the forum to help you render the project.
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Michael Betke

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Re: Lumion 2 Pro
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2012, 02:55:45 pm »
May 15, 2012, 02:55:45 pm
I could lend you a hand for a small "rendering fee" with your scene. No problem to run it here on my 3GB cards. I will keep all data secured and delete after completing the renderings of course. :)

Just drop me a mail to [email protected] if you are interested. I could render it overnight today.
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billet323

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Re: Lumion 2 Pro
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2012, 02:56:17 pm »
May 15, 2012, 02:56:17 pm
If you have a recent MacBook Pro (15-inch or 17-inch, not 13-inch) with an AMD Radeon HD card, it might be able to handle it, but I can't say for sure as I don't know how big and complex your scene is. Worth a try for sure.

You're welcome to ask someone in the forum to help you render the project.

Thank you Morten.  I appreciate all your help. http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&tok=iWYmAwlr_0dKUnVgOouZ4g&cp=14&gs_id=2g&xhr=t&q=geforce+gtx+580&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1010&bih=954&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=16398632024271077681&sa=X&ei=uVCyT9mgK4m68ATigvjXCA&sqi=2&ved=0CKgBEPMCMAE would this card work?  And what do you mean by upgrading my "power supply?"

Re: Lumion 2 Pro
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2012, 04:01:48 pm »
May 15, 2012, 04:01:48 pm
Yes, a 580 GTX would work well, but it does require an 800W power supply (to be on the safe side).
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