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Sketchup Vray rendering problem

Postby Moderat » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:33 am

Hi there,

I've been using vray for some weeks now. I have to finish a project in two weeks, but lately I can't render anymore. I always get this message: "We have encountered error(s) while trying to render. Please check the error log for more details".
I looked this up on the internet, and people get this message when they are trying to render files that are to big.. but my file isn't that big? It's 35 mb. I haven't even added special materials or something.
It started when I added some modifications to my models, so it must be this problem. Do you know how I can resolve this? There must be a way if I see all the magnificent renders other people do.
I'm using the latest sketchup version.
Here is a download link to my sketchup file, maybe someone can see what's wrong? I've tried just painting everything white, so the textures can't be the problem I think?
http://www.mediafire.com/?dacctv1ojp95y4n

I have also included a render .jpg from a while back when I was still able to render.
Schlucht.jpg

Thank you,

Bert
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Re: Sketchup Vray rendering problem

Postby HvanEssen » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:39 pm

I will look at the file right now, and wil comeback a.s.a.p. with a possible solution
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Re: Sketchup Vray rendering problem

Postby HvanEssen » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:23 pm

Test your file with these solutions i made these render from a scene

1) save file, and restart SU again
2) purged unused materials in de Vray material editor
3) start render again

test file scene.jpg


See no prolem at all, so you should render also this way
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Re: Sketchup Vray rendering problem

Postby Moderat » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:03 pm

It worked!
I saw that render as a .vri file was still on, turned that off again and I'm able to render again.
So I'm not able to use materials from vray? When I apply a material now the rendering stops working again, so that means no vray materials for me?
I'm using the material pack from the official website (http://www.vray.com/free_vray_tools/vis ... ndex.shtml)

Thank you for your help.
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Re: Sketchup Vray rendering problem

Postby andybot » Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:34 pm

unfortunately, that's an old set of materials. The way materials are defined has changed in the current version of vfsu, and some of those old one will not work. You can get materials from the actual official website of vray for sketchup: http://chaosgroup.com (registration required)
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Re: Sketchup Vray rendering problem

Postby Moderat » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:47 am

Hi,

thanks for the answer. So the problem is the material pack I used from vray itself?
Are there alternatives to the ones vray supplies? Would like to have some more variation, but don't know which ones will work and which won't..

Thanks again.

Bert
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Re: Sketchup Vray rendering problem

Postby Tobobo » Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:53 pm

I get that message a lot. I found a few things to do to get rendering again.

Under the VRay plugins menu there is a help section. In the help section there is a debugging option. in that there is a clear material cache option. That sometimes works. The other option in that menu also help but will remove all textures from the VRay material box. So you will have to reload them all, if you still get problems; load one material at a time and render after each. this should help you find the problem. Also purge the unused items and save close and reopen can sort it out as well.

Hope it helps
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Re: Sketchup Vray rendering problem

Postby andybot » Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:37 pm

as I mentioned, the chaosgroup.com website has a downloads section for sketchup for vray materials which are all current. You need to be registered to have access.
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Re: Sketchup Vray rendering problem

Postby Moderat » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:38 pm

Thought I'd share some final renders for the project.. here you go:

DichtLaagFinal.jpg

Concertzaal.jpg

binnen2edit.jpg

kleineENboog.jpg

dok.jpg


I know it doesn't look that realistic, but it would have been too much work too separate my models so I could add special materials etc..
Thanks for the help guys.
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Re: Sketchup Vray rendering problem

Postby Tobobo » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:22 pm

That is a nice conceptual piece of design, well done. :thumb:

It doesnt have to be realistic if its conceptual.
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Re: Sketchup Vray rendering problem

Postby hawai508 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:30 pm

hi, i have a question , how can i purge the unused materials?
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Re: Sketchup Vray rendering problem

Postby dkendig » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:38 pm

yeah, vray.com is not the official website what so ever. You'll notice, at the top of their website (and I believe on every page) there is a notice that says the following: "V-Ray is a trademark of Chaos Software Ltd. The official source of information on V-Ray is chaosgroup.com. This site is not affiliated with chaosgroup.com." If you go to the chaosgroup website, there are materials available for download there, which are official materials.
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Re: Sketchup Vray rendering problem

Postby dkendig » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:39 pm

hawai508 wrote:hi, i have a question , how can i purge the unused materials?


Open the V-Ray material editor, and right click on Scene Materials at the top of the material list, you should see the option there.
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