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andrenavarre says

Killing my workflow… can’t render my comp :( Any tips?

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acuredreamgift says

Try enabling “Use OpenGL renderer” in Render Settings on Render Queue tab. That helped me few times when AE started crashing for one project.

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felt_tips Moderator says

A Mac kernel panic’s serious.

Have you done all the usual Disk Utility stuff? Check out the SMART status of your HDs… see if anything’s about to fail. Use Disk Warrior if you have it. Consider reinstalling your system. Certainly backup all of your stuff.

You don’t often see kernel panics on a Mac and in my experience, it has often been to do with damaged hardware.

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andrenavarre says

Thanks for your tips guys.

SMART status is verified and everything passes… except: upon hardware test, I get an error 4MOT/1/40000003: HDD

This is most likely the problem, and some basic googling suggests a faulty fan reading or something…

I hadn’t had any problems until building this last project that has over 150 3D layers. Am I over killing my iMac? It’s a 2010 quad core i7 with 16GB ram.

Super lame sauce. I just want to finish this project and move on!

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felt_tips Moderator says

A dodgy fan shouldn’t cause a kernel panic and using a computer to compute shouldn’t break it! Maybe the fan is broken and the HD in question is overheating like crazy. Could be that the heavy project is putting a failing fan to the test.

I’d back everything up, then struggle on and finish the project as best you can and then get the machine serviced. You could Carbon Copy Cloner your drive to another drive and try swapping out the HD or HD fan yourself to see if it makes a difference first, but as far as I’m aware, it’s not so easy to delve around inside the guts of an iMac as it is a Mac Pro.

Time for a service, probably. But back up your work. It sounds to me like some hardware is about to die. :(

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andrenavarre says

I suppose your right felt. I stripped the project down a little, removed some heavier processes and the problem seems to have gone into hiding for the time being. I keep a time machine drive plugged in at all times, I don’t know where my nerves would be otherwise!

I only hope that the Apple store will be able to resolve any issues on the spot, as I can get quite agitated without a creative outlet. Maybe I should pick up writing, or golf :)

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felt_tips Moderator says

I’d go with writing. The hardware’s cheaper. :)

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andrenavarre says

I finally managed to finish the project without my computer dying. Phew, close one. It’s in the queue now…

I could get my computer serviced. OR, I had an idea for another project… hmmmm what to do! Maybe I keep it under 150 layers this time and hope for the best :)

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InlifeThrill says

Write down your idea and go to service. Sounds like the smart thing to do.

-inlife

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cloud9communication says

+1 with Inlife write down your idea and take your machine to the doctor otherwise you know well after all its a machine and you never know i don’t think the apple guys will take much time its better to be late then never. Get up in the morning and take it to the doctor.

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