I'm having problems with rendering. Whenever I render I have one of three problems with it. Sometimes it won't start rendering and the message (attachment error) pops up saying that I must have a 3d solid object in the rendering, which I clearly do. Sometimes it will start to render and a high quality render will be done within 2 minutes (there's no way that should be possible) and then the render appears like I have in the other attachment. I went to my college to use their computers and the problem that it would give me there is that regardless of what rendering preset that I have it on, it would only come out in draft quality.
I have tried various things and I've had 2 professors try to help me but we are all stumped on the problem. This is for a project for work and we were supposed to have presented this on Friday but due to these problems we pushed the date till Monday in hopes that a professor could help.
I am working with 2013. At the school we tried changing it to 2012 but still had the same problems.
I would be very greatful for your help! Please advise...
Strange, if you select a chair or a table and ask for properties, which kind of object is it ?
Solid 3D ou Wireframe 3D Surface 3D or ???
If you WBLOCK one table and chairs to an other DWG, and try to render them ???
Eventually you could install SP 1.1 for ACAD 2013 (I don't think it's the problem !) :
They are 3D solid objects, a couple of surfaces, and mesh objects. I have already installed the service pack, yet the problem continues.
I can block and render objects in another drawing with no poblem. When I tried it with the entire drawing the same error message popped up.
A professor suggested that it might be because of the computer that I'm using. However, I'm still having the same problems on three different computers.
>> I'm still having the same problems on three different computers
With that specific drawing? Is it possible that you have some proxy-objects in the drawing? (like having inserted some parts from AutoCAD Architecture and now running plain AutoCAD)
Is it possible that you save your drawing in an older format than 2013?
If some parts work in other drawings then you might try to delete a group of parts in a copy of your current drawing, so when it starts to render the last deletion had objects that might be the source of the problem. So run UNDO and continue to delete other parts until you have fixed it.
The same procedure might be done with freezing a set of layers (may be, that is not as save, of course)?
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I tried what you suggested Pat, however it didn't render.
I figured out that it was a material that I created and applied to the walls. I deleted that and did some renders. My boss saw the renders and then asked me to make some changes. The problem is ocurring again. I believe the problem is that the file is either too large for AutoCAD or for the computer that I'm using. The file size is 78.9 MB.
>> I figured out that it was a material
Do you save your drawing in 2013 format? If not ... that might be a reason.
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