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  1. Material Mat Id percentage

    It's a growth animation.
  2. We are creating an animation with in excess of 50 individual leaf textures. Each leaf has somebodies face on it. Am I correct in thinking that if I have 50 material ID's setup for leaves and I assign a count rate of 2% Count Rate for each Mat ID each MatId will likely be shown twice (if we have 100 leaves) ? IE 100 / 50 = 2% per leaf. We need to get an even distribution of face textures from the 50 materials we are assigning to the the GrowFX which we aren't at the moment.
  3. Crash when growing Tree

    I scrub the timeline right and get a consistent crash around and after frame 273. So I open the file - get the timeline scrubber and move right - consistent crash every time. GFX details below - let me know if you need any more. Operating System: Windows 10 Pro, 64-bit DirectX version: 12.0 GPU processor: GeForce GTX 970 Driver version: 373.06 Direct3D API version: 12 Direct3D feature level: 12_1 CUDA Cores: 1664 Core clock: 1050 MHz Memory data rate: 7010 MHz Memory interface: 256-bit Memory bandwidth: 224.32 GB/s Total available graphics memory: 10235 MB Dedicated video memory: 4096 MB GDDR5 System video memory: 0 MB Shared system memory: 6139 MB Video BIOS version: IRQ: Not used Bus: PCI Express x16 Gen2
  4. Crash when growing Tree

    https://wetransfer.com/downloads/4419c71482284e2d44a9a4b584f3295420170123171259/b72420cdb8e71edf697b61ee589e98d820170123171259/489136 Hi - to avoid the crash I replaced the Spline direction modifier with a Radial direction. This will need to be downloaded within the week by the way.
  5. Crash when growing Tree

    Ta - file is here : https://wetransfer.com/downloads/95fee839d496fa94315b63759337740820170112094549/507429c103c2426152c68bfa67c13f0320170112094549/64aef8
  6. Crash when growing Tree

    I've altered the tree so it doesn't use any splines and it seems to grow ok now. Previously I had a spline for the direction of the Trunk and a spline for the direction of the branches and this seems to be the problem.
  7. Hi - I've animated a relatively simple tree - every time I scrub the timeline it's crashing consistently - any ideas or thoughts on what usually causes crashes when animating tree growth ? V. 1.9.9 SP3 Also crashed when I attempt to make a Cache.
  8. Individual leaf texture per leaf.

    Thanks - I've since bought the plugin and the convert to mesh is un-greyed and will render !! Great plugin by the way & thanks for the help. Does it come with any presets by the way ? Can't find any !! Looking for a silver birch
  9. Individual leaf texture per leaf.

    Hi - thanks, I found the Mesh Material ID section - that will probably solve the problem. While I have your attention - this maybe a question for Redshift people - but I'm evaluating that as a renderer for the project.....we have to render @ 4k+. The GrowFX object doesn't show up in the Redshift Render - is this because I'm using a Demo version of Grow or are they not compatible ?
  10. Hi - I am evaluating a workflow where we require a tree to grow with individual images on each leaf ! Is it possible to assign an individual Material ID or unique Mapping Channel to individual Leaves using Grow FX ? Or are there any workarounds people can suggest. Many thanks