Digital Art Zone

 
     
Memory and Speed: Hiding vs Deleting
Posted: 24 November 2012 12:23 PM   [ Ignore ]
Addict
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  2945
Joined  2011-12-10

So I have a four figure scene.  My puter is struggling every time I move the bloody camera.

Question, if I hide two of the figures, does anyone know how much better that is or is supposed to speed DS up vs deleting two of them out of the scene so I can work?

 Signature 

My DeviantArt Galleries
My ShareCG Gallery
OPENSUBDIV Testing and Discussion
3Delight Surface and Lighting Thread

Profile
 
 
Posted: 24 November 2012 12:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
Addict
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  2945
Joined  2011-12-10

Okay, so I’m hoping this is going to work well… I have Mattymanx MFMinvisibletree script (which is amazing, by the way)... and so far, I have two figures hidden and it’s vastly improved my speed.  I do not know if it would be any faster deleting the two figures out of the scene…

 Signature 

My DeviantArt Galleries
My ShareCG Gallery
OPENSUBDIV Testing and Discussion
3Delight Surface and Lighting Thread

Profile
 
 
Posted: 24 November 2012 02:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
Addict
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  4545
Joined  2007-09-13

What’s your video card?

 Signature 

1432 old posts

My ShareCG gallery.

Just because something costs a lot, doesn’t mean it’s the best…

It just means it’s expensive.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 24 November 2012 02:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
Addict
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  2945
Joined  2011-12-10

NOT an nVidia… smile  It’s an ATI, I think… I"m using an ASUS U56E so I have to look it up smile

 Signature 

My DeviantArt Galleries
My ShareCG Gallery
OPENSUBDIV Testing and Discussion
3Delight Surface and Lighting Thread

Profile
 
 
Posted: 24 November 2012 02:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
Addict
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  2945
Joined  2011-12-10

ah, its a Integrated IntelĀ® GMA HD

So, basically, it’s crap smile
http://www.asus.com/Notebooks/Superior_Mobility/U56E/#specifications

 Signature 

My DeviantArt Galleries
My ShareCG Gallery
OPENSUBDIV Testing and Discussion
3Delight Surface and Lighting Thread

Profile
 
 
Posted: 24 November 2012 03:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
Addict
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  4545
Joined  2007-09-13

I was going to say there’s a known OpenGL/ATi issue with laggy displays (basically certain driver versions have very poor or buggy OpenGL performance)...but, Intel is even worse.

You can try turning ‘display optimizations’ on/off and see if that makes a difference.  It’s under Preferences > Interface…also do the same for hardware AA.

 Signature 

1432 old posts

My ShareCG gallery.

Just because something costs a lot, doesn’t mean it’s the best…

It just means it’s expensive.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 24 November 2012 03:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
Power Member
Avatar
RankRankRank
Total Posts:  2282
Joined  2012-02-04

Have you tried changing the shading from texture shaded to smooth shaded? That speeds things up tremendously for me. You get to it from the little sphere icon near the camera movement icons in the top right of the viewport.
ETA: It doesn’t affect the render.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 24 November 2012 03:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
Addict
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  2945
Joined  2011-12-10

HIding hair works.  Going to smooth shaded doens’t affect anything on my machine…

Basically, I just need to save for an nVidia equipped machine… that’s all there is to it!

 Signature 

My DeviantArt Galleries
My ShareCG Gallery
OPENSUBDIV Testing and Discussion
3Delight Surface and Lighting Thread

Profile
 
 
Posted: 24 November 2012 04:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
Power Member
Avatar
RankRankRank
Total Posts:  2282
Joined  2012-02-04
wancow - 24 November 2012 03:58 PM

HIding hair works.  Going to smooth shaded doens’t affect anything on my machine…

Basically, I just need to save for an nVidia equipped machine… that’s all there is to it!

Oh, I’m sorry to hear that. I do use nVidia, but I didn’t realize that was a contributing factor.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 24 November 2012 04:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
Addict
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  2945
Joined  2011-12-10

I HATE YOU! raspberry

JK… but I am green with envy

 Signature 

My DeviantArt Galleries
My ShareCG Gallery
OPENSUBDIV Testing and Discussion
3Delight Surface and Lighting Thread

Profile