View Full Version : fluctuating render times

07-26-2006, 02:20 PM
I have a Mac OS 10.4.7 in a G5 Quad processor - 1.25 GHz, 4 GB memory - 1MB cache per cpu - 4 cpu's -
just downloaded LW v9 yesterday and my findings are, when I go to render the same scene, identical in every way, sometimes it will take 4 MIN to render and other times it takes 21 SEC to render - my fellow worker did the same scenario and his rendered in 56.3 SEC each and every time and he has a Dual processor.
I also am having trouble with tiffs loading, if I change them to jpg's they don't crash my machine but the tiffs show the white error window and crashes the program.
Any input would be helpful.

07-26-2006, 02:40 PM
P.S. I checked my activity monitor and it seems there is activity with "loginwindow" that is taking away from the %cpu of lightwave - any clue???
thanks again,