This article addresses what to do if you notice your V-Ray renders, particularly V-Ray in 3ds Max or Maya, are getting stuck at an error that looks like this:
V-Ray warning: Performance loss: dynamic memory limit too low Warning: Performance loss: dynamic memory limit too low
Be sure to check out Chaos Group's documentation:
V-Ray for 3DS Max - Chaos Group Documentation, System, "Dynamic Memory"
V-Ray for Maya - Chaos Group Documentation "Dynamic Memory Limit"
How to change your memory limit within 3ds Max 2016
Try Increasing your Dynamic Memory Limit. Open your Max scene. Click on the Render Settings icon.
Make sure "Renderer" is set to V-Ray. Click on the "Settings" tab. Click on the "System" roll-out. Change "Dyn mem limit, mb" to 10300.
How to Change your memory limit within Maya 2016
Try Increasing your Dynamic Memory Limit. To do this, open your scene file. Click on the Render Settings icon. Make sure "Render using" is V-Ray. Click on the "Settings tab" and change "Dynamic memory limit" to 10300. Re-save your scene file sequentially changing its name (i.e. myscene-v1.ma or myscene-v2.ma) and re-upload your scene file. Changing the scene file name ensures the new file will be used for the new render job. This may resolve memory issues your scene file is having.
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