DigitalEro Offline

Importing models crashes Source Filmmaker

Fri, 09 May 2014 12:08:09

blackenedfire

I understand that this is likely to be a common problem but I haven't found an adequate reason for it or a solution to the problem. If you need more details: It is only specific models, for the most part, meaning others I can actually rely on to import. However, I installed mods along the lines of the Half Life 2 creature pack and a lot of others in bulk so I have a lot of models - this, I can guess, might be a problem in itself; am I to keep clearing my Usermod folder every now and then? I would be difficult to go through all my models and note the ones that crash since there are a lot. Is it a problem with the software or the models themselves? I would hazard a guess that they both play a part. It still crashes far too much. My PC specifications: OS: Window 7 64 bit Motherboard: M5A97 R2.0 Graphics Card: MSI Radeon HD 7970 Processor: AMD 8320 FX Black 8 Core Ram: 8GB Thank you in advance.
Fri, 09 May 2014 13:05:14

Ganonmaster

Source Filmmaker and the Source engine version it runs on aren't exactly bug free, so some crashes are to be expected. If loading/previewing/spawning models cause it to crash, we'd probably need to know which models to isolate the problem so you can either fix, delete or let someone else test them. Unless you sort out the models in your usermod folder, there's really nothing else to do.
Sun, 11 May 2014 10:29:28

blackenedfire

"Ganonmaster" said ...
Source Filmmaker and the Source engine version it runs on aren't exactly bug free, so some crashes are to be expected. If loading/previewing/spawning models cause it to crash, we'd probably need to know which models to isolate the problem so you can either fix, delete or let someone else test them. Unless you sort out the models in your usermod folder, there's really nothing else to do.
Yes that's unfortunately what I expected. It really disappoints me to know I will never be able to tell which models I download are going to cause problems - this is especially true of the downloads containing multiple models. The software needs some sort of extra allowance of CPU usage or something since as soon as it reaches it's limit for something similar the software doesn't even give you an error report it will just crash strait to desktop; it is extremely poor. Thank you for replying.