CRASH, redo CRASH, repeat..
Have been pushing through with animation for the group project. The smallest shots that I have have been giving me the most grief. Constant crashing even with deleting history and reducing the scene down to bare bones still crashing.
The scenes have been crashing for a bunch of different reasons that I can diagnosis
History not being deleted on some of the meshes
Known nodes in scene as a result of rendered not installed on all machines from all the group members
Large namespace in the file
Low memory on system
Windows 10 being a memory hog with leakage
Maya preferences corrupt
At the worst I have been averaging a crash every 5 minutes or less. This has been such a time drain, what I thought would be a quick update of a scene so I could work on other things ended up taking collectively upwards of 20 hours to troubleshoot and problem solve this has been a stressful draining experience where I reached quite a strained period where I was close to giving up.
For a s scene that is only around a 3 seconds of animation I feel this trouble hasn't been worth it.
With this problem I have been saving many different versions and iterations trying to push through with the crashes.
With each iteration my scene folder is getting quite messy and hard to find files among st everything.
Some of the steps i took to try and reduce the crashing amount
Deleting history on file
Opening each referenced and imported asset individually and deleting history on each file
Optimizing the scene removing any null or unknown nodes
Importing scene to a new file
caching animation to geo in a new file
Deleting preferences folder
Clearing space on Harddrive
Starting from scratch redoing the scene
Some of these "fixes" help for a little bit others made things worse.
I have had enough of this project this has been super fustrating the past week or so.