I have used Rhino with the tooltip on (showing snaps and distance) for many years now but have only just noticed how badly it affects the performance of Rhino.
When doing any operation that uses the tooltip- drawing, moving etc. (basically everything!) Rhino becomes very laggy and performance appears to drop to about 5fps. The tooltip does not follow the mouse pointer smoothly but instead jumps around jerkily and makes the drawing/transforming process exceedingly annoying. If I turn off the tooltip, drawing and transforming is perfectly smooth and Rhino works great. The problem is I like the tooltip and don’t particularly want to turn it off!
This has been the case on several different computers I have used, so not sure if this is a bug. Has anyone else had this issue or is able to suggest a fix?
Hi Ben - can you run SystemInfo in Rhino and post the results? (I know you said several machines show this but I’d like to get an idea of a system anyway) - Is it in ‘heavy’ files that you see the difference, or all the time?
Hello Pascal - I just tried it in a clean file and the same thing happens, so I don’t think the file size is the problem. I also tried turning on different pieces of tooltip information and it seems like the more things it shows, the problem get slightly worse.
Rhino 6 SR24 2020-3-19 (Rhino 6, 6.24.20079.23341, Git hash:master @ 064283610b834170e52117f2656605b5b25d65c0)
License type: Commercial, build 2020-03-19
License details: Cloud Zoo. In use by: Benjamin Baliti ()
Windows 10.0 SR0.0 or greater (Physical RAM: 64Gb)
Machine name: VABEL_WK01-01
Hi Ben - just as a test, can you please duisable VisualArq and Tibidabo in Options > Plug-ins, close and reopen Rhino (i.e. without the VisualArq stuff) and see if the same test shows any different results?
Thanks Pascal, I will try that - although as you suggest it may not be the issue.
I wonder if it has anything to do with mouse drivers - I have a gaming mouse, which has it’s own hub software which deals with things like DPI and polling rates. Perhaps these affect the way in which the tooltip works?