Minimap Creator [RoRender]

Hey guys :slight_smile:
I know this is quite a bump, but I have a question:

Even running it in Play Solo lags it all so I fear the worst when I’d do 6 clients (because my PC has 6 cores).
I’d really like to make a minimap for my game Legend of the Eldritch, but I don’t want to fry my PC doing so. Is there an alternative approach that I could do, other than drawing it myself?
The map I have is supposed to be very large too.

Pixel wise how big is the map you are trying make?

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I think it showed 8.3k and one of 3.2k or something.
I know that’s a ton, but I’m not sure how I can do it most efficiently in all honesty :sweat_smile:

So I got two potential solutions for you.

  1. Subdivide the map into 4 pieces (or more) individually render them and stitch those images together in photoshop

  2. Manually throttle your render by running less clients. Your crashes is pretty obviously a memory issue. What I suspect is happening your clients are sending data to the server slightly than the server can offload that data to the external program, leading to a backlog of pixel data that eventually crashes studio.

Let me know if you have any more questions/ If this works.

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Thanks for the advice!! Will make sure to check that out. :slight_smile:
Mind if I add you on Discord, perhaps?

Sure its reteach#0022

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Since Roblox Studio is now 64-bit does this make any changes to this system? Or has any optimisations been made to make use of this feature?

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64-bit studio has negligible impact on performance per client and really only affects memory. To increase render performance you can run more clients and/or overclock your computer as its CPU based. No optimizations can really be made as far as i’m aware in regard to changing the plugin.

You can also decrease render times by shortening the “RayLength” in the plugin widget window to only what you need.

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Hey, I want to change the timeout but will this code inside of the server script will just do?

		if (tick()-Time) > 10 then --TIMEOUT OF 10 SECONDS (IF THE SERVER DOESNT RECIEVE THE LINE DATA WITHIN 10 SECONDS IT WILL REASSSIGN THE LINE(S))
			print("LINE FAIL ".. LastLineAssigned)
			LastLineAssigned = ((-(LinesPerAssign-1))-(LinesPerAssign))+(A*LinesPerAssign) -- RESET ASSIGN LINE TO FAIL LINE
			Time = tick()
		end
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Yep just change value there and you’ll be good.

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Can you add texture support? I’d like to export map with textured trees but now i have these ugly squares

If that’s a CSG or a MeshPart then you’ll need to change your collision fidelity to default.

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I followed all the instructions correctly and the map was just a 100x100 black photo.

Black means is the default color when the ray does not hit anything. Make sure you are actually aiming at your map and adjusting the ray length to compensate.

Can you be more specific on what the ray level would be appropriate as?

Should it be a Y where you can see the full map looking down?

No the Y height should at minimum one stud above the tallest point in the map

The ray length should be 1 stud lower than the lowest point on the map or
RayLength = (HighestPoint + 1) - (LowestPoint -1)

Would it be possible to ignore transparent parts?

The most performative thing would be to just make a copy of the map and just run a loop through all your base parts and remove transparent ones.

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My seen not be working, how do i fix it? https://gyazo.com/ecb32b314964ab45fdb05c4da23d54be

Those error messages are not related to RoRender.