My system freezes when I start rendering!

This is probably caused by running out of memory. This could happen because of many reasons, and some of them include:


  • Using displacement with high-quality settings in a high-resolution image (e.g. displacement screen size lower than the default 2 px, in a scene rendered in resolution higher than 1920 x 1080 px).

  • Rendering large numbers of objects or detailed meshes (a "heavy" scene).

  • Using many render elements (especially LightMix) within a high-resolution rendering.


For possible solutions, see: 

I am getting a sudden rise in RAM usage! - (3ds Max | C4D)


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See: How to report issues? (3ds Max | C4D)