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mrbeaver.07

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Question about rendering
« on: July 31, 2021, 06:25:54 am »

Can I use my computer (surfing internet, playing games maybe) while a scene is rendering?
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RudySchneider

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Re: Question about rendering
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2021, 05:06:48 pm »

Of course you can, that's what multi-tasking and sophisticated operating systems were created to do.  Of course you understand that, since Anim8or's rendering is completely CPU-based, render times will take longer if you are using other CPU-intensive applications (such as gaming).  Simple Internet browsing takes up fewer resources .
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Re: Question about rendering
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2021, 05:18:45 pm »

Yes, you can use your computer for other things while rendering. If it becomes too slow you can reduce the amount of load Anim8or uses when rendering (at least for the ray tracer) by setting the integer attribute "MaxThreads" to -1, -2, -3, etc. to keep that many threads free for use by other programs.
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mrbeaver.07

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Re: Question about rendering
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2021, 10:50:15 pm »

Thanks :) Now I know
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Re: Question about rendering
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2021, 05:24:58 pm »

"Anim8or's rendering is completely CPU-based"

So render times are totally a function of microprocessor type/speed and RAM? Did NOT know that. What about when I'm just in my workspace? Do I get any benefit from that nice graphics board I bought. Not complaining, mind you, just wanna know.
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Re: Question about rendering
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2021, 08:22:24 pm »

Scanline and ray tracer renderer CPU-based.

Opengl and workspace renderer GPU-based.
Both use Opengl, one of the graphic card API.
Remember the shaders you selected a while ago?
They are programs running on the GPU calculating
the frame buffer pixels displayed on your screen.
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