I almost always render the perspective viewport. After rendering in draft mode, I typically edit the model, often in another viewport, top, front etc, so it becomes active. After the edit is done, I hit render again, and 2 out of three times I forget to click on the perspective viewport to make it active again, and the wrong viewport starts rendering. There’s no way I can train myself to remember to click back on the correct viewport, 50% is best I can hope for. I vaguely remember having seen a setting that defaults to the last rendered viewport, but I can’t find it anywhere. Any help on this?
To make things worse, V-Ray always crashes when switching rendering viewports. It freezes, I stop the rendering, and at that instant the memory usage spikes from about 1MB to 20MB or more in 5 seconds, taking over all my RAM (16GB) and my hard disk (500GB SSD). Repeating this process several times a day is brain damage. It’s harder to find a solution for the V-Ray crashing problem (please advise if you have one, and I’ll contact Chaos too), so I’m hoping I can prevent it by not accidentally switching viewports.