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katho3d

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Forest Pro 6.31 "Compiling Geometry" takes forever now
« on: August 12, 2020, 10:54:49 AM »
I´ve recently upgraded Forest Pro from version 6.2.2 to 6.3.1 and now the render step "compiling geometry" sometimes takes 2 minutes and longer to complete (just seconds on v6.2.2). It just hangs with one CPU core at 100%.
I´m using 3ds max 2019 and V-Ray 3.7, but I´ve tested this on 3ds max 2021 and V-Ray 5 too, same problem.

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Re: Forest Pro 6.31 "Compiling Geometry" takes forever now
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2020, 11:01:49 AM »
Hi

Does that happen with all Your scenes? Even most simple ones, i.e. scattered teapot few times?
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Re: Forest Pro 6.31 "Compiling Geometry" takes forever now
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2020, 11:47:57 AM »
It only happens in one scene. I´ve just tried an older similar project and it renders perfectly. I will make some further tests.

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Re: Forest Pro 6.31 "Compiling Geometry" takes forever now
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2020, 11:51:14 AM »
It only happens in one scene. I´ve just tried an older similar project and it renders perfectly. I will make some further tests.
Ok then pshare it with us and we will check it here too.

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Re: Forest Pro 6.31 "Compiling Geometry" takes forever now
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2020, 12:53:57 PM »
Now I have found the cause. If the surface is an xref object, "compiling geometry" for all forest objects takes an unusually long time. This was not a problem in Forest Pro v6.2.2

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Re: Forest Pro 6.31 "Compiling Geometry" takes forever now
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2020, 03:03:05 PM »
Thanks for specifying.
I have did a test and could not reproduce described behavior.

Would You please send us Your scene (minimized that You can still experience the issue) and we will check it.
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Re: Forest Pro 6.31 "Compiling Geometry" takes forever now
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2020, 07:48:03 PM »
That will be difficult because of the scene size, but I will try.
I´ve noticed another important thing. It happens only one time after opening the scene and directly rendering it. If you abort and click render again, it works perfectly, but with network rendering this is still a big problem. Seems it doesn´t update the surface before rendering the scene at least one time. Because directly after opening the scene the trees are not shown in the viewport, but they appear after rendering.

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Re: Forest Pro 6.31 "Compiling Geometry" takes forever now
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2020, 09:56:37 AM »
Hello Rokas, I´ve sent you an e-mail.

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Re: Forest Pro 6.31 "Compiling Geometry" takes forever now
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2020, 08:40:13 AM »
Hi katho3d. I have not got any email from You yet.

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Re: Forest Pro 6.31 "Compiling Geometry" takes forever now
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2020, 09:53:11 AM »
Hello, I´ve sent the e-mail with the "EMail" button directly under your profile picture. I´ve also tried the "use this form" Link, but I got an error 404. So I will send you the download link in a personal message.

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Re: Forest Pro 6.31 "Compiling Geometry" takes forever now
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2020, 10:08:33 AM »
Private Message sent, but I think it didn´t work either because there is no message listed in "sent items". I will try it with the contact form on the iToo Software Website.