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Errors and crashes while Building Lighting

So every time I try and build the lighting for my world, I get this error (picture below text). This error page comes after ~30 minutes of my PC 'crashing' and freezing, which is apparently normal. The Lighting Build never passes 0%. I've added a Lightmass Importance Volume and I've scaled it to cover the size of my map (Should I not do this?), because I was getting a similar error and it suggested to add a Lightmass Importance Volume. Anyways, I'm not sure where to go from here or what to do, and I don't quite understand what the error page is asking of me. My map resolution is 1009x1009 I believe.

Picture of the error page: http://i.imgur.com/getVTmE.png

BTW: Building the lighting usually works on more basic scenes (when there is pretty much nothing except the basic terrain). I have a Nvidia 660ti graphics card, Intel i7, and 16 GB of ram.

Product Version: UE 4.8
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asked Jul 26 '15 at 07:55 AM in Using UE4

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You have pretty cool PC, but even I didn't expected, that lightning rendering will be so tough.
Error message says, that you ran out of memory: basicaly, your 16 GB of RAM isn't enough. That's all.
How to deal with it:
-Make lightmap resolution way smaller. Modify "Lightning info" in Build options menu (near Build All button) as you want. The goal is make lightmap smaller.
-Add string into DefaultEngine.ini: r.LightPropagationVolume = true
In properties of light (MOVABLE directional, or whatever you are using for global illumination) set as true tick "Dynamic Indirect Lightning" (in the Advanced expandable of the Light category). Now you have dynamic Indirect Lightning and you don't need to worry about lightmaps. But it have it own issues, like high perfomance cost, low percision, limited distance etc. Don't forget to restart editor, after editing ini.

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answered Jul 26 '15 at 05:14 PM

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Also I set Static Lighting LOD to 2 under my Landscape lighting options, disabled 2 sided shadows, and switched to a mainly dynamic lighting system.

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