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But this is actually a positive post, sort of. I would have posted it sooner, but there was this death in the family... and my dog pooped in the foyer... and then aliens attacked me... it's been one helluva week.

To re-establish our knowledge of my issue with iray, I can sum up. It sucks. Ha ha ha. By that I mean it doesn't finish rendering. I've a brand-new computer, although I admit it only has 16gb of RAM. Going to fix that this week. But anyway, it has a shiny new NVIDIA card and everything. It revs up, it goes, it stops rendering at a certain percentage - usually 54% - and just hangs there. For DAYS. Until I hit cancel.

This is a crying shame because the render engine has so much potential. I wanna play with lighting. Cry.

After complaining here, which seems to be transforming into my DAZ review blog - I naturally gathered by bows and arrows to hunt across the world wide web for an answer. I traveled here. I traveled there. I didn't find an answer. I found dozens and dozens of other unhappy DAZ users who had the exact same problem. I even found comments on how common the problem actually was. The obvious answer? The issue is DAZ.

Now, understand that I truly despise contacting DAZ customer support. It isn't that they're rude or anything. I've just been blown off in the past by them is all and I really hate wasting my time. But now that I was armed with the knowledge that this issue was their fault, I had to at least report it. So upon the next crash, I saved the crash report and sent it in.

From then on I've been in good communication with one of their techs as different things are tried, usually with failing success. The dude has been pretty polite and patient with me, even when I rail various jokes of frustration in his direction. Very professional.

So even though this is a common problem, I can assure the world that DAZ knows about this. And they're working on it.

On my end, iray completely broke directly after my 54% freeze situation. I couldn't even get it to try. The entire program would crash. Talk about frustrating.  And then? I did a Windows update, which I avoid doing because that usually breaks things. And now iray will try again... won't finish rendering but anyhoo. That situation pretty much shows that DAZ is yet another program continuously sabotaged by Windows. Stupid Windows.

So moving along for now! I'm eager to get more RAM into the new computer, because my mainstay darling of surfness is dying. Dying. Dying...
  • Mood: Bemused
  • Reading: the errors in this post
  • Playing: No time for play. Must work.
  • Drinking: Sweet tea.

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Katrina Joyner
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A lot of the stuff I put up here is for free - you can support my activity by donating points here: spearcarrier.deviantart.com/?g…

I do art for a living. I didn't want to. I wanted to be Indiana Jones. But I do art for a living, sometimes badly. Sometimes well. Sometimes barely.

I have written a book or two, worked on various comics, and think of new stories every day I can't find time to sit down and record. (sighs)

I create Heavenly Bride, a webmanga romance about a celestial dragon who ends up in the body of a vampire. He falls in love with the first girl he meets and spends the entire book worrying about her. Some of the people have wings in it. That might be of note.

There are other projects I do... if you're curious just visit my website.
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Happy Birthday :)
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Hey lady, thanks a bunch for the cake. :D
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Your work is so fancy and digital now, I'm impressed. :D
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Thank you dear!
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I wish you good wine, good company, and plenty of entertaining explosions. Hope you are well.
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Happy dA birthday :) Hope you're having a good one! :cake:
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Thank you for your comment on my Darkwing Duck drawing! :)
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will miss you when you go but hope that when you do go its a safe trip and everything goes as smoothly as possible. LOTS OF HUGS
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Woo Hoo...you made it into the EQ Fan Calendar! :D
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