Flamingo nXt

easy rendering for Rhino in Windows

I stopped a rendering, then tried to save it.  I get the error message:

"Unable to create save bitmap"

Do I need to purchase a license at this point?

Any ideas?

Thanks up front for any help.

Cheers!

-Mike

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I just posted a new build.  Please give it a try and see if it fixes the problemsyou have been seeing.

To get the build, go to the Download Page....

Scott, I re-downloaded, but the file name was the same.  I ran the install anyways and chose Repair.

Same results, here's the cmd history:

File "C:\Documents and Settings\Mike Calvino\Application Data\McNeel\Rhinoceros\5.0\ui\ssiRhinoSG_tb.rui" is already open.
Loading Flamingo nXt Beta Version 3.1.2012.113, Date Built 13-Jan-2012
Flamingo nXt Beta will expire on 20 Apr 2012
Command: -_New
Name of the Rhino template file to open ( None  Browse ): "C:\Documents and Settings\Mike Calvino\Application Data\McNeel\Rhinoceros\5.0\Localization\en-US\Template Files\Small Objects - Feet.3dm"
Loading Rhino Render, version 1.50, Jan 10 2012, 19:33:21
Command: _Options
Command: Box
First corner of base ( Diagonal  3Point  Vertical  Center ):
Other corner of base or length:
Height. Press Enter to use width:
Command: Box
First corner of base ( Diagonal  3Point  Vertical  Center ):
Other corner of base or length:
Height. Press Enter to use width:
Command: Box
First corner of base ( Diagonal  3Point  Vertical  Center ):
Other corner of base or length:
Height. Press Enter to use width:
Command: _Render
SaveRaytraceImage(bFileDialog, bSaveAlpha) error
Unable to create bitmap to save, the post process image was not created.
Command: _CommandHistory

Cheers!

Mike -

Yeah, there was a mess in the download.  I updated it now, please try again.  The date on the file should read 1/18/2012

That seems to have done the trick.  with build 20120118_1917.   Was able to save 3 different files after like 5, 7, & 9 passes.  tried the 3 boxes, then a more complex file - works with both.  Thanks.  cmd history fyi:

Loading Flamingo nXt Beta Version 3.1.2012.118, Date Built 18-Jan-2012
Flamingo nXt Beta will expire on 25 Apr 2012
File "C:\Documents and Settings\Mike Calvino\Application Data\McNeel\Rhinoceros\5.0\ui\ssiRhinoSG_tb.rui" is already open.
Command: Box
First corner of base ( Diagonal  3Point  Vertical  Center ):
Other corner of base or length:
Height. Press Enter to use width:
Command: Box
First corner of base ( Diagonal  3Point  Vertical  Center ):
Other corner of base or length:
Height. Press Enter to use width:
Command: Box
First corner of base ( Diagonal  3Point  Vertical  Center ):
Other corner of base or length:
Height. Press Enter to use width:
Command: _Render
Generating final bitmap
Generating final bitmap
Loading Rhino Render, version 1.50, Jan 17 2012, 12:55:46
File "C:\Documents and Settings\Mike Calvino\My Documents\calvino studio\90000Products\90037CNCtable\90037-02.04MachineParts\01MotorBktTechnical\MotorBktExploded.3dm" successfully read
Creating meshes... Press Esc to cancel
Creating meshes... Press Esc to cancel
Command: _Render
Generating final bitmap
Generating final bitmap
Generating final bitmap
Command: _CommandHistory

That is great news.  Sounds like you can get back to rendering.

Thank you for all the testing.  This has been a problem we have been trying to figure out for quite a while.

OK, here's the command history:

File "C:\Documents and Settings\Mike Calvino\Application Data\McNeel\Rhinoceros\5.0\ui\ssiRhinoSG_tb.rui" is already open.
Loading Flamingo nXt Beta Version 3.1.2012.113, Date Built 13-Jan-2012
Flamingo nXt Beta will expire on 20 Apr 2012
Command: _Open
Name of the file to open ( UpdatePromptUpdateBlocks=Yes  Browse ): "C:\Documents and Settings\Mike Calvino\My Documents\calvino studio\11000Collaborations\11022BrinkeyLynwood\0100GenReq\11022Drawings\Lynwood-01.3dm"
Loading Rhino Render, version 1.50, Jan 10 2012, 19:33:21
File "C:\Documents and Settings\Mike Calvino\My Documents\calvino studio\11000Collaborations\11022BrinkeyLynwood\0100GenReq\11022Drawings\Lynwood-01.3dm" successfully read
Creating meshes... Press Esc to cancel
Command: _Render
SaveRaytraceImage(bFileDialog, bSaveAlpha) error
Unable to create bitmap to save, the post process image was not created.
Command: _CommandHistory

I re-downloaded build 36, re-installed, then opened a file (different one this time ~30Mb), rendered 2 passes with default settings & no material assignments.

A little more info, maybe it'll help pinpoint the problem.

-Mike

Hi Scott,

I thought I'd try it in Rhino4.0 SR9.

Here's the command history:

RhinoScript loaded.
Loading Flamingo nXt Beta Version 3.1.2012.113, Date Built 13-Jan-2012
Flamingo nXt Beta will expire on 20 Apr 2012
Command: Box
First corner of base ( Diagonal  3Point  Vertical  Center ):
Other corner of base or length:
Height. Press Enter to use width:
Command: Box
First corner of base ( Diagonal  3Point  Vertical  Center ):
Other corner of base or length:
Height. Press Enter to use width:
Command: Box
First corner of base ( Diagonal  3Point  Vertical  Center ):
Other corner of base or length:
Height. Press Enter to use width:
Command: _Render
SaveRaytraceImage(bFileDialog, bSaveAlpha) error
Unable to create bitmap to save, the post process image was not created.
Command: _CommandHistory

-So it seems that it's definitely an issue within nXt & not Rh5.

Cheers!  --Mike

These are exactly what we needed to see.  John will take a look at these tomorrow.  Thank you for running these tests.

Thanks for the information, it was very helpful.  I went ahead and added some code to force the final bitmap to generate when a save is requested and a rendering is done and have a new build running now.  I will have Scott post the new build when it is ready.

I used to get that message also, after this last update it tells me something more..edit: I continued the redering for couple of more passes and then it saved normally.

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