Noah Hähnel


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Does Houdini "over-commit" Memory? Memory allocation error May 12, 2023, 2:15 p.m.

Update from myself:

I "fixed" the issue by massively increasing the available RAM swap in Windows. For me, it wasn't an issue of the actually consumed RAM, just the committed RAM that increased exponentially and eventually led to a crash.
I have monitored this a couple of times in the last few weeks and it seems like it doesn't overcommit as much anymore. It usually only commits a few GBs over the used RAM now.

Otherwise, I didn't experience any RAM usage out of the ordinary.

I am encountering same problems. When loading bunch of USD file caches for cloth, Solaris tries to consume large amounts of RAM. On 128 gb machines works fine, while on 64gb it crashes. When render actually kicks in, it consumes less than 64gb of ram, just that start is problematic.

I assume you just ran out of RAM the normal way. If the scene is too big there is no way around using "flush each frame".

Iron Heart Winners April 1, 2023, 3:55 a.m.

I've had some good days and some bad ones but overall very happy to have made something every day.

Day 31 | Worlds | Sci Fi | Animation March 31, 2023, 11:23 p.m.

Day 31 Sci Fi

Wanted to give him some power for all he has been through this month. And it seems like a fitting end to fade to black.

What a month. Learned so much, and saw so many great renders from everyone.
My main goal was to just create since I often don't start on personal projects because their scope seems too big (especially alongside client work). So this was a perfect exercise for me. Also, using parts of Houdini I barely touched before.
I was in such an exhilarated state this month feeling really good or bad depending on how satisfied I was with my last submission. I didn't even expect to make it all 31 days (and I never expected to win even once, since I see myself more fluent in compositing.)

Thanks to everyone who organized, judged, or participated!