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I had to do a clean install of OS and all software. Now when I do a Ray Trace I get the following error message: Unable to perform photon mapping. It goes through 1 or 2 passes then stops. It performed perfectly before reinstall. It will do a Ray Trace perfectly turning Photon Mapping off, but it looks better and less grainy on. Any ideas guys.

 

CA X7 Build 17.3.0.25 x64

Windows 8.1 x64

AMD 8350 8-Core Processor

24 GB Memory

GeForce GTX 970 4 GB Video memory

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I may have solved it. I copied floor plan into a new plan and it works fine norw. I guess plan got corrupted when PC crashed. Now I need to know if there is an easy way ow Copt/Paste all 3 floors at once so everything lines up or do I have to do Basement and second floor over?

 

 

CA X7 Build 17.3.0.25 x64

Windows 8.1 x64

AMD 8350 8-Core Processor

24 GB Memory

GeForce GTX 970 4 GB Video memory

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Do your copy of the plan file using the Edit Area copy command. That can copy all floors at once.

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That sound's like a plan that you should get to our support team so that we can look into why you get that message. It isn't something that  is typical. A corrupt file is a possible cause. You may want to go to your backups if you have them or if not maybe look at the archives that Chief makes.

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I had to recover plans using a data rescue program from a crashed hard drive. After I copied the plan into a new plan it worked fine.

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Ok, we still have a problem with Ray Traces. I rebuilt the plan from scratch and it still is worse than before system crash. I have attached several examples.

 

1A is of an empty room (Camera View)

1B is a 25 pass Ray Trace without Photon Mapping it took 1m 32s

1C is a 25 pass Ray Trace with Photon Mapping it took 8m 42s

Not to bad.

 

2A is of a bathroom vanity and cabinets (Camera View)

2B is a 25 pass Ray Trace without Photon Mapping it took 2m 23s

2C is a 25 pass Ray Trace with Photon Mapping it took 10m 34s

Still not bad considering the mirror.

 

3A is also in bathroom. Shot of a seating area, cabinets and shower entry (Camera View)

3B is a 25 pass Ray Trace without Photon Mapping it took 2m 30s (But dark with 4 light sources)

3C is a 25 pass Ray Trace with Photon Mapping it took 10m 46s

Still not bad

 

4A is same as 3A with window (Camera View)

4B is a 25 pass Ray Trace without Photon Mapping it took 6m 15s (But dark with 4 light sources)

4C try a 25 pass Ray Trace with Photon Mapping & I get: The following error occured Unable to perform photon mapping.

It has something to to with the outside, backdrop or something. It has a very large terrain perimeter.

 

I ran one earlier of 3C and it took over 3 hours. I don't know if a texture or material is slowing it down or what. I have also attached the plan itself. Just adding general light sourses, no fixtures. I uninstalled CA X7 and reinstalled and the speed is acceptable. Just can't figure out why it crashes with a window or an outside shot. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Singleton Future Home.plan

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Nevermind, my terrain perimeter was to large. No 1 mile x 1 mile perimeters. Sorry, but thanks for all the help.

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