I had a 2.4ghz Mac Book Pro 2GB RAM, which everything worked fine on rendered using Smart rendering with ease :0) ....now I have a 2.53ghz MBP 4GB RAM and every time I try to render using “smart” (spherical or cylindrical), Stitcher gets part way through and dumps me out in the street...well closes down with no error report
Linear and morph work fine (except the fuzzy joins) but using “smart” and “external” it doesn’t complete
I’ve tried using the GPU tick option, and adjusting the memory image cache size from 0% to 100% and 25% in between
Hi Graham. I wish I could help, but I can only commiserate.
I too am having crashes when I use smart render (100% of the time), I’m very very unhappy about this (on a Mac Pro running 10.5.x, Stitcher Unlimited 5.6, gobs of ram and HD space). I’ve tried rendering to psd, tiff and jpeg, I’ve altered the amount of RAM the program has (from zero to 75% of my 8GB), and I use a dedicated striped RAID 0 array for scratch (200GB space free). I’ve even tried the same render on my Macbook Pro (Intel, 4GB RAM), still the same failure. Removal of the prefs and reinstallation has not had any effect (and my apologies in advance to anyone who might suggest I upgrade to a newer version, but I refuse to do so in order to make an earlier version function as it should).
I actually came looking for the Realviz forums, because I remembered a post that addressed this issue. What a waste of valuable resources to take those fora down. I am genuinely now going to abandon Stitcher and move to an alternative (quite sad, I’ve been using the software since version 3).
I have found the Enblend software on http://sourceforge.net/projects/enblend/files/, but I am totally lost as how to install the software on my Mac. Darwin Port seemed to be a workaround (http://darwinports.com/), but I get errors trying to update the ports (?).
I´m at Sticher version 5.7.1