Hi - I am testing Rhino Mac V6 BETA
My MacMini is late 2014, 2.8 Ghz, 16 GB ram. Intel Iris 1536 MB GPU
I have two 27" Thunderbolt displays, and a 3D connexion Spacemouse.
I tend to multitask a lot, with Rhino open - Safari, Mail, Calender etc. I sit here all day, sometimes, so… go figure
Using the Spacemouse in V5.5.3 is running really smooth, and i am very happy with its Renderer viewport mode. I have not much use for super-realistic rendering, I mostly just take some representative screenshots of my model to present to my clients in an email.
Spacemouse handling in V6 BETA is very cumbersome, though, when viewing in Rendered viewport.
(Also scrolling through Materials panels is very laggy, with up to 5-15 seconds freeze between each mouseclick / scrolling.)
In Raytraced viewport things get basically impossible, with everything freezing up, and extreme lagging, and my Mac fanning up to max. We have discussed this thoroughly in a previous thread:
… so the main focus for me now is just the impending transition from V5.5 to V6: How to keep my usual workflow with the 3D spacemouse, and ALSO keeping my current MacMini.
That means in general terms, simply omitting the use of raytracing viewport, which is fine and fair with me. These wonderful features, demand obviously a more expensive Mac, and has been wished for by many proffessionals for a long time.
But still, I guess we are a huge userbase with older, or consumer figurated Macs, that has grown to LOVE Rhino for Mac soooo much !
So… how come the V6 Rendered viewport yields a significantly poorer performance, compared to V5.5 - particularly when using 3D spacemouse events?
Did you change something in the V6 Rendered Mode, that also challenges the “consumer” Mac machines mediocre GPU configuration ?
My situation is actually, that I also have a powerfull PC, that runs V6 Windows, and performs exellent in all Wievmodes. I use this PC for some advanced Photogrammetry / MindeskVR / RhinoV6 work, and I am hoping to be able to effortless switch back and forth betw my macMini late 2014 and this PC, without too much trouble, simply having a more “basic” preference-setting on my Mac.
It seems though, that one has to go through a lot of advanced settings and tweaking, without knowing exacly what it is all for, I dont know the terms and features, and have no sense or experience with Rendering parameters etc. Its a bit overwhelming to suddenly have to deal with all this on such a nerdy, comprehensive level, just to make my Mac “feel right again” - when one has never even considered Rendering something before…
We were even discussing an alternative “low-budget-Mac” default preference button, so guys like me could just get my usual “optimal” MacMini performance from V5.5 migrated into V6 in a snap - accepting the relative limitations in rendering options, which I find logic and fair, If one is “financially insisting” on using these consumer Macs with inferior Intel Iris Graphics cards and similar.