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#1 Arondelle


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 02:01 PM

I've been using Genetica for what seems like a dog's age, and over the years I've become quite dependent on it for generating textures for Second Life. However... it has failed me and I don't know what to do.


The Issue: I am building a texture in the Canvas. I have two layers, with a single rectangle in each. I go to the top layer to Style; the first part of the node is a Gradient fill at a normal blend. So far, so good: the style preview renders in a timely manner. The second part of the style is a second Gradient fill at a multiply blend. I set up the gradient (type, direction, etc.) then go to edit the colors. I get as far as adding a node to the gradient and try to change the color... and the preview rendering starts and everything freezes. Production halts, and the program can only be closed through the Task Manager.

The problem doesn't appear to be the software itself; when I first noticed the problem, I immediately ran the repair mode from my downloaded file to see if freshening the files would help, but the issue persists.


I'm still using my antique PC running Vista Home Basic (!!) and Genetica 3.6 Basic. Up until yesterday, everything has been running well and life was beautiful.


So, the question becomes: Where does the Preview Rendering happen? CPU? GPU? Some dark corner of the Outer Planes? Knowing where may be a clue to what is broken on ol' Bessie.

Contact me in Second Life as Arondelle Ladybird

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 08:02 AM

Rendering happens on the CPU.


What happens if you try to construct the elements of your texture in a different order? What if you set up the gradient that's giving you trouble before you set up anything else?

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