[Bf-cycles] Pause

Brecht Van Lommel brechtvanlommel at pandora.be
Sun Jun 3 11:48:05 CEST 2012


There's no support for this at the moment. If it's added, it should
probably be part of the jobs/renderengine API in Blender, not just a
cycles feature. It's not really a priority for me, someone else would
have to implement this.

But, this really sounds like either your CPU fans are not working well
or you need to install more. If you computer shuts down under heavy
operation that's not because it's not good enough, it's because the
cooling is broken.


On Sun, Jun 3, 2012 at 5:32 AM, ZonedCode Media
<zonedcodemedia at gmail.com> wrote:
>      All,
>      New user of Blender and especially Cycles. I have a problem. My
> computer isn't very good. In fact, whenever I am rendering, it overheats and
> shuts off, even when I am blowing cool air into the room. I can get about
> 300 samples before it shuts down, but for some things I am doing, I need as
> many as 5000. However, if I can pause the rendering, my computer should have
> the chance to cool down.
>      I know that Cycles can pause rendering in the rendered view on the 3D
> Viewport. However, I have not been able to find out if it can be paused in
> the final rendering. My question: can it be paused, and if so, what is the
> python command (I am going to write a script that pauses rendering every 200
> samples and waiting 10-15 minutes for the computer to cool down).
>      If not, is it on the todo list? I might be willing to dive into the
> code and put it there if needed.
>      Sorry, it's a really random question, but it can apply other places
> too.
>      God Bless,
>      Gavin Howard
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