Andrew Shpagin Posted March 17, 2008 Report Share Posted March 17, 2008 When 3DC is run you can see the amount of free memory at left bottom corner. If this value becomes too low (200-300M) the program can work unstably. This tutorial will help you to increase stability in easy way. 3D-Coat consumes much memory for high detailed objects, so it is important to allow to 3D-Coat use as much virtual memory as possible. So, please adjust virtual memory settings as it shown on the picture (it is valid for 32-bit Windows XP) MyComputer->Properties->Advanced->Performance->Addvanced->Virtual Memory->Change Please set there 4096 K Since 2.07 3D-Coat supports larger virtual memory range support. If you are using 64-bit windows you will be able to use up to 4GB of virtual memory. So, using 64-bit windows with 3DC is a best choice. If you are using 32-bit windows, you can usually use 2 GB of virtual memory, but you can increase that size using special option /3GB in the file boot.ini. Using the option you will be able to use 3GB of memory with 3DC. Of cause you should be careful with that file. How to find the file boot.ini? 1) Right-click My Computer and select Properties. The System Properties dialog box will appear. 2) Click the Advanced tab. 3) In the Startup and Recovery area, click Settings. The Startup and Recovery dialog box will appear. 4) In the System startup area, click Edit. This will open the Windows boot.ini file in Notepad. 5) In the [Operating Systems] section, add the following switches to the end of the startup line that includes the /fastdetect switch: /3GB 6) Save the changes and close Notepad. 7) Click OK two times to close the open dialog boxes, and then restart the computer for the change to take effect. Restart the computer for the change to take effect. You can read more about /3GB option there technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124810.aspx www.vfxpedia.com/index.php?title=FAQ/3GB_Switch Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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