Computer speed, ability question

unhandled

#1

Yesterday I had to do a project with perforated metal. I didn’t extrude the material, I just created it as a surface.
Even so, my computer locked up, crashed, etc. etc. It was like working on a very, very slow old computer. I went into wireframe to improve the situation but then I couldn’t switch back to shaded for rendering. Finally I had to export to C4D as an obj file to get the project rendered.

My question is very general - how could I make the experience better? My computer isn’t top of the line but it’s not a dog either - i7-6700, 16gb ram, GTX-970 video.

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance for any advice you might have.


(Wim Dekeyser) #2

Was this in RH5 or the RH6 WIP?


#3

have you updated your GPU driver lately? and if you have, is Geforce Experience installed? Some versions of the latest Nvidia drivers have a screen sharing/recording setting enabled by default and has caused a number of performance issues that I’ve seen.


#4

Check for invalid/bad geometry


#5

Thanks for the replies
This is V5
I updated the drivers (thanks for that suggestion - I haven’t done that in awhile)
And I checked for bad geometry (none)

Opened the file which currently is in wireframe, selected shaded, my fans started to roar and after a few minutes I canceled.

I guess Rhino or my computer just can’t handle this file. I was able to open it in C4D - it was sluggish there but at least I was able to get a render out.


(Wim Dekeyser) #6

You really should test that file in RH6. Everything about the display has been rewritten…


#7

Thanks for the suggestion.
My workflow requires frequent spot checks (renders) in V-Ray so I have to work in 5
Also, opening the file in V6 and trying to go from wireframe to shaded gives me the same result as V5 - fans are roaring, nothing’s happening.


(Wim Dekeyser) #8

That’s fine. Just don’t expect the behavior in RH5 to change :wink:

Is that during the generation of meshes or is the display mesh present at that point?


#9

The file is currently set to wireframe. I can open the file in V5 or V6 and orbit around, etc. But when I try to change from wireframe to shaded the computer howls and after awhile I esc. Maybe if I let it howl longer it would finally make the change but I don’t have time to find out.