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Offline eapilot

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Unusual memory file bump
« on: February 02, 2018, 05:05:55 PM »
I have a pretty simple Terragen sky scene using only cloud nodes and the memory file significantly increased.  Does anyone know how this can happen?  Essentially, I had a more complex node network, and then I deleted it all to use a couple Cloud Layer (v3)s and some cloud density fractals.  The .tgd file is the same size as the 4k exr that I rendered out to disk.

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Re: Unusual memory file bump
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2018, 05:09:04 PM »
This is not much, is it? 15MB...
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Re: Unusual memory file bump
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2018, 05:17:08 PM »
This is not much, is it? 15MB...

I have never had this, that is all.  The files below that remain much smaller have much bigger graphs. 

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Re: Unusual memory file bump
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2018, 05:19:05 PM »
V3 cloud uses quite a lot of memory, that's one thing I can tell.
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Re: Unusual memory file bump
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2018, 07:41:59 PM »
We would have to look directly in the .tgd to know what's in there. But no, v3 clouds should not make the *file size* (on disk) of the tgd larger. The main (and almost only) things that do that are 1: Painted Shader and 2: Keyframes in animation (for many, many parameters).

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Re: Unusual memory file bump
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2018, 01:42:32 AM »
Thanks Oshyan.  I had a painted shader node left unconnected after experimenting with it.  Deleted it and the file is back to 83 kb!

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Re: Unusual memory file bump
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2018, 01:51:51 AM »
Ah, glad that resolved it. :)

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Re: Unusual memory file bump
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2018, 02:59:34 PM »
Thanks Oshyan.  I had a painted shader node left unconnected after experimenting with it.  Deleted it and the file is back to 83 kb!

Good find. as a Painted shader user perennially I have to remember to delete the fails as I often try 2 or 3 paints to see which covers best and forget about the Fails in my enthusiasm....
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