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thomasdrucker
07-18-2006, 09:28 AM
Hi, I just got my new Quad G5 and did some testing in layout with a simple character (1191 polys) with a few bones.

The redrawing speed is very slow compared to my G4 1.33 ibook (32mb vram). Even with subpatches set to 0 or 1 it changes to bounding box when moving, while on my Ibook I can set the subs as high as 5!

That's not normal is it?

Am I missing something?

Thomas

quad G5
2 Gb Ram
Geforce 6600

Chilton
07-18-2006, 09:30 AM
Hi, I just got my new Quad G5 and did some testing in layout with a simple character (1191 polys) with a few bones.

The redrawing speed is very slow compared to my G4 1.33 ibook (32mb vram). Even with subpatches set to 0 or 1 it changes to bounding box when moving, while on my Ibook I can set the subs as high as 5!

That's not normal is it?

This does seem odd. Can you post (or email to [email protected] ) an object or scene this happens to?

Thanks,
-Chilton

thomasdrucker
07-18-2006, 10:02 AM
Chilton, I just sent you an email.

Thanks for your quick response!

Thomas

Chilton
07-18-2006, 10:17 AM
Chilton, I just sent you an email.

Thomas

Got it, thanks!
-Chilton

Darth Mole
07-18-2006, 10:29 AM
Sorry if this is a daft response - but you have set the bounding box limit to something high? I had a clean install of LW 9 and it did the same thing. A Quad with a decent card should be able to shift plenty of polys - got mine set to half a mill...

(Bizarrely, I just loaded a scene with 780K polys and I can navigate fine - it also doesn't turn anything into bounding boxes either!)

thomasdrucker
07-18-2006, 11:10 AM
not daft at all.
To be honest, I never touched that setting. on my Ibook it's 5000 . On my Quad I tried it in both 8.5 and 9 after a new (and first!) install ( I'm at home now so I can't check the settings), so that should be default too.

thomasdrucker
07-19-2006, 03:58 AM
Hi,
I just checked it and the bounding box treshhold was set to 10! no wonder....
I have it at 100000 now and moving around in layout is very fast and smooth.
I'm happy now!

thanks guys!