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no more crash on sketchup vray

Postby sorbuato » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:03 pm

Hello this is my first post, I don't know if it's all ready been posted but it was really helpfull for me so lets going to the point.

this is only good news for 64 bit users whith at least 4 gigs of ram for better result 6

sketchup is a 32 bit aplication so it can't handle models that exeed 2 gb of ram wich happens a lot while rendering with vray, but this great person "Daniel Pistelli" whrote a patch so 32 bit aplications can now make use of more ram I've tested this tool and it works flawless I've been able to render really heavy and complex models in sketchup vray and it felt like I was on 3d max, sketchup also run smoother and faster, I have 8 gigs of ram and finally I can actually use it whith sketchup.

the only thing that nees to be done is to
1:open the 4gb_patch.exe
2:search for the sketchup.exe and select it

it will automaticly generate a patch and a backup. sketchup must be closed before doing this, if any, right click on the 4gb_patch.exe and open it as an administrator

here is the original source:

sorry for my bad english. and enjoy rendering big models on sketchup!!!!


Re: no more crash on sketchup vray

Postby rspierenburg » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:18 pm

I've heard of this patch before, I thought it only allowed you to use the full 4Gb rather than ~3Gb as usual.


Re: no more crash on sketchup vray

Postby valerostudio » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:06 pm

This is something that is already in the SU8 M1. ... e_notes.cs

I have never run out of memory using SU8 and my models can get well over 100MB.


Re: no more crash on sketchup vray

Postby panixia » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:54 pm

valerostudio wrote:This is something that is already in the SU8 M1. ... e_notes.cs

I have never run out of memory using SU8 and my models can get well over 100MB.

i think mainly because you avoid at all costs hi-poly vegetations, displacement, some hi-poly furnitures like detailed drapes, etc parking lots with hi poly cars and so on..
i tend to avoid them, but sometime you can't.. and workarounds such as rendering by zones etc are needed..
on a recent project we worked on a couple of huge car resellers.. you can just figure that it was "so exciting" working on 180+ cars within 32 bit enviroment.. :?
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Re: no more crash on sketchup vray

Postby lejzidejzi » Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:06 pm

Hello.. I have download the patch for 4 gb and its telling me-> Couldn't open executable.. what is the problem?? I have a good pc, 16Gb of ram, graphic card GeForce GTX 660, procesor Intel Core i7-3770K, and i have still black screen when I start to render in SU with Vray. It's starting and after small lighting it's stop and it dosent finish the render. What is the problem and how to put more GB of ram in to vray rendering.. and Im using SU8 and Vray 1 49 02.


Re: no more crash on sketchup vray

Postby dkendig » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:25 pm

lejzidejzi - 1.49.02 was never released, and is a pirated version. Please upgrade to the latest version of V-Ray, in order to get access to a 64bit version of our product. The 4gb patch that you guys are talking about, just turns on LARGEADDRESSAWARE, which is on by default in SketchUp 2014 or later. SketchUp 7,8, and 2013 did not have this turned on, and in that case, this patch could hack the SketchUp executable to access up to 4gb of memory (golf clap), but the 64bit version can access more memory than any workstation can possibly have for the next 5 years. Please do not attempt to hack the very outdated 1.49.02 with this patch, it's dangerous, and it shouldn't change anything at all if you're using a version of SketchUp that was made in the past 2 years.
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