first, i thought all happy that 4.6 didn’t present any problems.. but then after what, 2 weeks..
ok, i already stated in other threads about rendering etc, that my system barely met the requirements: netbook with int. chipset ->
Windows 7 Starter 32-bit
1.66GHz x2 CPUs
Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
BUT, once i was told to deactivate progressive rendering, and occasionally switched the light view off, i could work on simple scenes, and render smaller pics. as long as i didn’t overload the scene, IT WORKED.
well, since 4.6, my prog crashes all the time, as it would suddenly need much more memory or be a lot more instable than 4.5 - scenes which worked fine before even with 2 genesis visible and the lights on crash now with all genesis invisible, lights off, background off. and i even recently got the “clean undo stack script” to get rid of superfluous textures… nothing helps.
i knew before than due to my miserable system i was quite limited, so i created simple little scenes with simple lighting and still had fun creating and watching my little renders!
now, with the same scenes, i really feel how bad my specs are (or how unstable this version is???), and when even the simplest scenes stay for 5 seconds “not responding” at every step and crash as soon as i touch anything i shouldn’t (?), or render… ~not much fun left :((
besides i’ve got the feeling that this happens with new scenes as well: i tested new stuff i bought after 4.6, and just changing some textures or trying out a bunch of items (new scene every time) made it crash too. i can’t compare with “before” since i hadn’t tried those products with 4.5, but i never had this kind of problems before while barely testing new items/textures. but i can’t be positive about this since some of the new items might be much more demanding themselves (dystopia blocks, mil enviro, streets of asia..)
funny is, as i looked at the tech specs page before installing 4.6, in case there was a change, there was still the old page with info about “daz 4”, and no mention of an increase in memory need or whatever.
as a side note and offtopic - looking at the awful garish pic on the splash screen makes the un-fun start even… before the prog starts (ok, i can & do look where else ~). in short -> *whine whine whine*, not very happy with 4.6 :(