While there were hardly any “damages” to speak of, I still had a rather upsetting time. I was working on a project that was around two and a half hours long, I was leaning over to see the screen and I leant on my mouse - bear with me - and I accidentally clicked the right end of the zoom slider. this renders 1 second as over the full width of my monitor, ~35cm, my project running at 50 frames a second, 2.5 hours, or 9,000 seconds. 9000 seconds by 0.35 metres is 3150 metres. That’s rather long, not something my PC really wanted to think about. I joked about it trying to render the empire state building, but it’s nearer the length of manhattan. My computer was nuckling down like it was the final assignment at this point, it wasn’t even showing anything on my monitor. In the end, I decided to pull the plug, I wasn’t in the mood to sit it through at the time.
So, what do I need, now that I know this? Can there be a dialog option for things that may take a long time and possibly even freeze a PC.If I had been editing for ages, forgot to save, and that happened, that’s wasted time on a PC restart and decent edting.
An interesting thought experiment nonetheless.