[Bf-cycles] Pause

Luke Frisken l.frisken at gmail.com
Sun Jun 3 13:54:37 CEST 2012

Clean out the dust around heat sink area with an air compressor? Apply some
new thermal paste between the processor and the heat sink? It doesn't cost
much to buy. Not saying these improvements to cycles would be bad, but
hopefully your hardware can be fixed too, as overheating is something that
should not occur in normal circumstances (without overclocking, or not 40
degree day).

On Sun, Jun 3, 2012 at 1:32 PM, 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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>From Luke
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