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    Someone at Epic get off their butt and get this in the engine ASAP

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      Honestly...I think Epic is working on a realtime raytraced viewport for lightmaps...like Unitys progressive lightmapper and I think what Luoshuang is sharing atm is just a first step in that direction. If you wanna bake lightmaps on the fly in the viewport you FIRST have to write a GPU solver anyways and then build upon that. So yeah...I think Epic actually has that in the pipeline already

      Also...lets not forget that they showed exactly that at GDC in cooperation with nVidia

      PS: what I am trying to say is it will end up in the engine eventually^^
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        Muchasty I had the same leaks in the corners with the gpu lightmass in a test scene where the inner planes of walls were detached as planes and was a 2 sided material assigned to them!

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          Hi,

          I just opened my scene and when I wanted to rebuild the lighting this error popped up...what am I doing wrong? It was working before

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            Makigirl How to produce such clear shadows? I can not make them look like this ...

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              Well you don't really have much control but lightmap resolution with gpu lightmass... + post process...

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                Just as Geza Kadas, GPU Lightmass started crashing for me today. Haven't done anything special that I know and I have done several light bakes today without a problem, and now my light bake was just interrupted by this nice little message:

                Click image for larger version  Name:	Lightmass_crash.jpg Views:	1 Size:	86.1 KB ID:	1463729

                If I click OK, I get the option to abort (which aborts the bake), retry (which immediately crashes) or Ignore, which just goes back to getting the launch failure, and around and around

                Except for this strangeness, I'm quite impressed with what you've achieved; I've rebaked several old projects, and it is 5-10x faster AND gives higher quality than I've had before =D

                EDIT: Apparently there is something in one of my levels that causes the crash, cause when I tried baking ligt in other levels in the same project, there was no problem, Didn't even restart my computer or UE. There was really nothing special at all in the scene as far as I can see, just a few meshes, a few lights, a skylight and a postprocess volume, more or less. Any idea what could have caused the problem?
                Last edited by Frepp73; 04-20-2018, 12:05 AM.
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                  Originally posted by Geza Kadas View Post
                  Hi,

                  I just opened my scene and when I wanted to rebuild the lighting this error popped up...what am I doing wrong? It was working before
                  That's an Unreal bug unfortunately. Open Swarm, and clean the cache. That should fix it.
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                    Originally posted by Kalle_H View Post

                    So what is actual memory usage? Vertices + indices + lightmass materials baked to small textures which size is configured from lightmass.ini?
                    Hard to tell. The best way to do it would be just try until it breaks lol.

                    Originally posted by smbv1 View Post
                    Hello, I was so excited reading this topic, I have downloaded Dropbox hi-quality and placed it to C:\Program files\ Epic \ UE 4.19 \ Engine and replaced the files, then I've opened my archviz scene and tried to bake it, but once its completed BVH it's giving these errors. I started clean with full restarting PC, on Nvidia 1080, Windows 10. 32GB Ram
                    Originally posted by Frepp73 View Post
                    Just as Geza Kadas, GPU Lightmass started crashing for me today. Haven't done anything special that I know and I have done several light bakes today without a problem, and now my light bake was just interrupted by this nice little message:
                    Try further increasing TDR to something like 300.

                    Originally posted by Muchasty View Post
                    GPU Lightmass (4.19.1) causes some problems with this scene ( dark upper area and some sparks on the ceiling ):
                    It looks like you're using SourceLength which is not supported by GPULightmass currently and the lights will emit less energy in total; the 'rotated lights' is a UE4.19 bug.

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                      Originally posted by duke22 View Post

                      That's an Unreal bug unfortunately. Open Swarm, and clean the cache. That should fix it.
                      Thank you, will try it later today !

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                        It's too fast :O
                        THanks so much
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                          Thanks duke22 clearring the swarm cache done the trick !!!!

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                            Luoshuang - thanks for explanation. In free time I will try to fix this scene and re-render the light maps.Then I will show the results.

                            BTW: THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH for you effort in developing the rendering part of UE4 !

                            --- Maybe you should think about some PATREON. I think that many of us could support you with few of bucks monthly. Just a FB UE4 - Archviz group has over 10k members ! $1 from only 1k of members could give you some nice financial support for more coffee and/or beer at work --- Look at the campaign of the HDRIHAVEN.com ---
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                              I also ran into the same issue with the swarm cache causing the lighting to fail to build but once it did, it did in a fraction of the time and I really like the results. Awesome plugin. Thanks
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                                +1 for PATREON, this effort deserves financial support!
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