I am trying to render my project with CineRender and I keep failing, I don't know if it's me or it's Archicad. The problem is that after I click the projection button, the rendering screen shows up, but nothing happens, it just stays white, I have even left it for 20 minutes like that, and still nothing. I doubt that it's a PC problem, as I have a pretty high-end configuration, and a good graphics card (with latest drivers). It might be my projects fault, i am new with archicad. Oh, and internal engine rendering and sketch rendering work.. I am attaching photos below. I am desperately looking for a way to fix this!!!
here's a photo of my project
I see you have selected a Outdoor (Physical) template, but changed something within the quality settings. This could have something to do with it. Have you tried to run a low quality rendering to see if things are working?
Over the years while rendering on 3D studio, Accurender, Lightworks I have found that if you tweak certain settings they increase the rendering times exponentially.
Your model looks relatively straightforward, but if you have for instance a high quality glass material with high reflectivity, high refraction, etc this could also send the rendering times into orbit.
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Thanks for the reply, I will try changing the glass, see if that works, though I doubt it will. I've waited 1 hour yesterday, and nothing, it doesn't even begin to render. Then I've tried rendering with archicad 17, with lightworks, and i get the project rendered on highest quality in 15 seconds..
I have had the 'black screen' problem when trying to render and have solved it by finding an errant material. For some reason existing materials convereted to C4D don't translate properly halts the rendering.
no, still not working, I've tried starting a new project and rendered a single wall, still nothing. The timer just goes on forever but the progress bar of the render stays at 0% . I've tried different materials, and still nothing. And this just happens with CineRender. My basic pc configuration is:
Try picking a different scheme.
I was playing around the other day testing surfaces and using the outdoor scheme seemed to over expose everything to the extent that it was just a white image.
Changing to another scheme I could see a very over exposed image and changing to yet another worked perfectly.
I can't remember which ones in particular I was using but they all obviously have different settings regarding the amount of light in your scene.
So it is either a case of adjusting the light (sun, lamps) in your scene or adjusting the materials to reflect the correct amount of light or changing the rendering scheme.
Maybe a bit of all three.
There is a lot to learn about this rendering stuff.
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I also reinstalled ArchiCAD and disabled Firewall and Virus scan. With the downloaded AC18 CineRender works, but as soon as I install the latest hotfix, Build 4020, the preview render just "thinks" (circles) for ever and the rendering never gets past 0%. With any project and on all settings.
Is there a fix for this?
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what's going on with Cinarender?
I hate to say it but....I think this will be the first and last time GS deploys Cinarender into their software. Unless the upcoming versions can get much faster.....dunno.
the way Cinarender renders reminds me a lot of 3DStudio and 3D Max. that pixilated piece by piece of the screen till it hits 100%.....dunno, just takes too long...even an out of the box rendering setting on the Cinema render takes way too long.