I am a bit over the RAM/Memory issues with APG.. I can render anything in PTGui, any size, any format with only 4 GIG of RAM, and now I have 8 GIG of RAM and I still cannot render using APG... I gave up setting it to Auto Render since that just doesn't work.. If I split the process up, detect and then render it will do it if I just do small panos or JPGs..
So, what is the best way to allow APG to use RAM effectively.. ??
if possible you could upgrade to 16GB. this did the trick on my dell XPs pc... combined with Change from 32 to 64bit OS.
I had with 8GB ram max 50% free. you only 25%. So you could - before starting autopano - try to Close all unneeded programs (Adobe Software of any Fashion e.g., Webbrowsers, emailclients etc.). also closing all unneeded Services allocating Memory. apg than should be able to use 50% or even more from your 8GB ram. you also could set the Cache Division to Auto.
Liebe Grüße, Georg
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Hi Georg.. I had everything closed but.. what I need to do is re-boot my Mac.. Then it renders.. I have to save my APG file and re-open it.. Strange thing.. When I re-open the .pano file, the RMS are much lower than when I first detected at 2.79 from 4.27.. I really do not like the RMS indicator since it really means nothing to me.. And since its changed its value in V3.5, its has even less meaning to me... I rendered at both RMS settings and there was no difference at all.... I do not have to reboot with PTGui, I can work for hours and have apps open and its will still render even with 4 GIG of RAM...
.... and then I find out that I cannot just open the #.pano file and use that, I have to open the #.apw file.. The change in RMS is dues to some images having no links.. But its ok.. I have Excellent with the RMS.. oh hum...!! Once I open the #.apw file I need to re-detect... The RMS then goes to 4.08, which is different from the first time the images where detected resulting in a RMS of 4.27... Just goes to show how next to useless the RMS indicator really is... but....
While wondering why there is a difference it seems that even though I have saved my APG, its isn't really saved at all.. I set it to Hard Link but its opened up at Control Points.. and.. hasn't even saved the Exposure Fusion setting, its reverted to Anti-Ghost, so save as is not really save as at all.. Perhaps a bug..... Even colour correction has been ticked.. So it seems APG reverts to the default settings and not saved settings...
After I put it all back to my settings, I get a RMS of 4.28.. dmmm