The same thing as described in your screencapped post happens to me all the time in Vray. It’s usually the Vray Options window that freezes up and will not accept any mouse clicks, meanwhile Rhino is still running fine. It is like a modal popup dialog has focus, but there isn’t one - very frustrating. Only solution is to close that Rhino instance.
I’m not positive, but it has appeared sometimes to coincide with Rhino autosaves for me, have you noticed that?
Have you heard these reports before, or have any idea what’s causing this, @matt_newberg?
Running Rhino 5 SR 11 x64 on Win7 with Vray 2.00.25251
I understand this as the developers haven’t tracked this behavior…hopefully.
If the developers pretend that this is not a big issue or delay to fix. I would not recommend V-ray for Rhinoceros to anyone, period.
Certain bugs users can ignore, but some others not. Crashing/freezing behaviors indicate that the software is not mature.
Issues have addressed in V-ray forum, you can find more info there. @gregb
Thankfully, I only use V-ray because of one feature. The toon mapping.
At Chaosgroup we take any bugs related to crashing / freezing very seriously. We have recently released an update that resolves all the issues we have found related to that. We do not know what your 3dm / model / computer has for specs and how it might affect freezes, so we cannot say we have resolved all issues, but we are pretty happy with the latest builds. You should of received an email from Chaosgroup about a new SR3 build as mentioned here: New V-Ray Service Release (#3)
In this latest build if you are able to duplicate freezes / crashes / hangs feel free to send the file, with version number, and computer specs to: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will look into it further.
I just found out about the new update by chance while browsing the forum. It’s July 11 and I didn’t get any communication from Chaos Group making me aware of the update as a registered user.
Any idea why?
I have installed the latest Rhino (5.13) and Vray (20026563 ADV), but the same issue happens to me. Every time I try to open Material Editor it freezes and Rhino gets super slow. Tried to search for the file “vrayforrhino.ini”, but it does not seem to exist in the latest release (?).