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Bob_CP

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Hi

I've been trying different settings for light intensity and materials in a small test file. With differing results, as is expected. Just trying to gain a feel for Podium.

The file is a simple box, with a small "window" in it, I have shadows on, (4) lights I created and that's about it. It seems to be working fine until I "painted" the walls using the "Farrow and Ball" colors in Browser. Now, when I click the render button, it seems to start, then stops / aborts without actually rendering.

I get a file that looks like the lower 3 here in the Podium Renering Manager window:

Screenshot 2019-05-11 13.49.34.png  The top most file in the window rendered fine from the same model.

I've been changing settings around, nothing.

Can anyone tell me where I'm messing up?

Thanks

Bob

Here is the Podium analysis

SU Podium model analysis:

SUMMARY
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Light Sources:
4 point lights, 0 are turned off. 
0 spot lights, 0 are turned off. 
0 LEM material
0 Normal LEM
0 Hidden LEM
0 High Intensity LEM

Materials:
0 light-emitting materials(LEM) 
1 reflective material
0 materials with refraction

Alerts:
0 DTR problems
0 unexploded images
0 psd materials
0 no extension texture
0 wrong extension
0 materials with Both LEM and reflection (can crash)
0 High Intensity LEM applied to materials (may crash)


DETAILS
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Materials Details:
Reflective Materials:
"FB-43-Eating Room red" used in 6 faces


GENERAL MODEL INFO
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Operating System: MAC (ProductName: Mac OS X ProductVersion: 10.13.6 BuildVersion: 17G4015 )
Sketchup Version: 19.1.173
SU Podium Version: 5.906
There are 140 faces, 8 materials, 1 page, 1 layer, 3 groups and 11 component instances in the model.

Bob_CP

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Discovered I had somehow depressed the "Stop" button.

Perhaps an improvement to Podium would be to have some indication when a particular button is "pressed".
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The stop button actually does trigger a second confirmation dialog... it would be pretty difficult to cancel a render three times without meaning to. You sure that was the problem?

Well at any rate, if it's working now I guess that's all that matters!


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Well, I managed... haha

It seems like selecting "Stop" keeps rendering stopped until "Start" is selected. So, I only think I hit Stop once.

Thanks for weighing in.

Bob
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Oh actually that is a good insight. I think I know what's happening.

Did you ever actually see the dialog shown below?

stop-confirmation.jpg 


If some UI bug prevented you from actually seeing and dismissing that dialog, all further renders would just immediately start and stop as you've observed.

I've been able to duplicate the result by ignoring the dialog and trying a second render -- as you can see the second result in the render manager is the same as the result you got.


failed-render.jpg 


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Is it possible something forced the "Are you sure you want to stop the current render process" dialog to minimize or possibly jump behind your active window?

I'd try closing out of SketchUp altogether.

Then re-start and see if you see the confirmation dialog when you hit the stop button.


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Yea, I didn't see that dialog warning that rendering is stopped, so I must have done something to obscure it. I understand now what's going on so I don't think it would be an issue in the future.

Thanks, Justin.

Bob
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