Working with large scenes and models

Softimage 2014 now supports scene (.scn) and model (.emdl) files of size up to 4 GB. That’s on Windows. On Linux, the limit is [still?] 2 GB.

Note that this applies only to scenes and models saved from Softimage 2014. You can’t save a huge 3GB scene out of Softimage 2013 and load it into Softimage 2014. Large files saved by 2013 and older are not saved properly, and won’t load into 2014.

On Linux, Softimage 2014 will warn you if you save a file that exceeds 2GB. Presumably that will give you a chance to reduce the file size, or save out models, so you can re-load the assets later.

4 thoughts on “Working with large scenes and models

  1. Pardon my (ongoing) ignorance, but wouldn’t loading a 4GB emdl into a scene make the scene itself immediately “unsavable”?

    • Well, yes, I imagine the effective limit for a model is a little less than 4GB, but much more than 2GB 😉

      “A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.” — Saki

      • “Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.” (Bertrand Russell) 😀
        We could go all day…

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