[Bf-cycles] State of cycles baking

Sergey Sharybin sergey.vfx at gmail.com
Wed Jul 15 09:31:47 CEST 2015


Surely there is intention to improve Cycles baking, like any other are of
Blender. Only unfortunate thing here is limited manhours of developers..

To me it sounds you've got two separate thing here:

- Some bugs (crashes, baking not working etc). Thins things are to be
reported to the bug tracker. Make sure me and Dalai are CCed in there and
we'll look into the issues. Maybe Thomas will also be interested in looking
into those reports?

- Not optimal memory usage. AFAIR Dalai was doing some work in there, not
sure if he committed all the changes he was planning to do, would prefer to
hear from him here. But optimizing something further is always possible.

It any case, it will help a lot having files which demonstrates every issue
you've got, so we can investigate exact reasoning of failures.

On Tue, Jul 14, 2015 at 10:13 PM, Vilem Novak <pildanovak at post.cz> wrote:

> Hello,
> I wanted to kindly ask, if there is intent to improve cycles baking.
> I am working with it for about half a year on a project - overcoming many
> obstacles, building own builds with various patches from the tracker, to
> get the job done. I even wrote an addon to facilitate the process.
> I could have said - oh, it was a bad path to go, I'll do it in another
> software/renderer...
> But I also like to help with blender development, so I stick with it. I
> reported allready several of the bugs.
> Some, I didn't report because they are kind of hard to catch and almost
> mysterious- Baking simply often doesn't work on larger files, and crashes
> very often, even when baking only on CPU and memory isn't by far full..
> The thing is, I am a bit frustrated by seeing how great the renderer
> itself goes forward, with bugs getting fixed relatively quickly, while
> baking bugs hang there so long and lonely.
> I know that Dalai Felinto, who developed cycles baking, is very busy with
> another work on blender - multiview, and I understand that probably all
> cycles developers have other things to do.
> So, I just thougt - maybe there isn't common knowledge of the fact that
> cycles baking is actually broken beyond point of usability(), and if I say
> that, somebody just might try to look into this.
> I'd be also curions about some bigger finished projects with cycles
> baking, where something larger than the usual ""
> happy blending
> VN
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With best regards, Sergey Sharybin
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