View Full Version : LW8 -Gears-Smooth-Crash Modeler

John Melvin
07-13-2004, 03:25 PM
Primitive Gears works fine with angular but with smooth crashes modeler every time.


John Melvin
07-13-2004, 03:27 PM
Maybe it doesn't. With fewer teeth it works just fine but with 15 teeth it seems to crash. Waited for at least two minutes and the object was not created. Wtih 4 teeth it popped right up.


07-13-2004, 04:16 PM
15 Teeth, didn't crash, took about 4-5 minutes to come back with the gear.

PIII 800Mhz, 512MB RAM, etc. etc.

07-13-2004, 05:12 PM
I tried it with 150 teeth and smooth on, took a second or two. I'm running a dual xeon 2Ghz 2GB ram. I treid it with 500 teeth but I got an error message.

07-14-2004, 02:51 AM
I think it just looks like Modeler has frozen, it takes about 5 minutes on my ole G4.

07-14-2004, 03:27 AM
Yeah, put 'smooth' on and it becomes painfully slow (unuseable IMHO).
With 'angular' it's much faster. I think it is the calculation of all those curve points per tooth. even with 6 teeth on my ole PC it took a while.
IMO you're better off creating the outline manually and exutrding given the time this takes.

07-14-2004, 05:45 AM
Yep... pretty slow!