CGTalk > Software > Autodesk 3ds max
Login register
Thread Closed share thread « Previous Thread | Next Thread »
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-26-2013, 11:10 AM   #16
Dan Grover
Technical Director
River Film
London, United Kingdom
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 355
Send a message via MSN to DanGrover
Originally Posted by Byteman3D
Today low priority helps but at some certain operations that I can't figure out, it may really force you to get a cup of tea.

Now I'm getting tempted to drop VRay and return to the MR fold! Killer feature, I hope VRay integrate it...

Old 03-26-2013, 07:11 PM   #17
On the run!
CHRiTTeR's Avatar
Graphic designer extraordinaire
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 4,475
Originally Posted by DanHibiki
System priority is a buggy way to do this, just go to the task manager and set Max's CPU affinity to use all but one core of your processor.

Then you can brows the web or what have you while max renders.

i dont agree. Its not buggy at all (doesnt crash anything) and its more efficient than losing an entire core

Originally Posted by DanGrover
Now I'm getting tempted to drop VRay and return to the MR fold! Killer feature, I hope VRay integrate it...

Why? this works perfectly with vray aswell. Even better in my experience.
Old 03-27-2013, 09:24 AM   #18
Caypiranha's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 277
Originally Posted by DanHibiki
The whole idea is that you want to be doing something else while rendering. That means you want to use some CPU power on other things, like After Effects or Photoshop or browsing the web and losing one of your eight cores is reasonable in that respect.

Ultimately it's no different then putting it on a lower priority, just more stable and effective... unless you have a low core count like an i3.

Originally Posted by DanHibiki
nor should they.

why would I want my render farm rendering slower?

Unfortunatly you are a bit misunderstanding the meaning of changing the priority.

Let me say it in this way: You have Ten fingers. You simply tell your Brain that it has not go for such a strong focus on doing one thing your "pottery" for egsample. You tell him, that when you are thirsty or hungry - go for it! But all of these tasks are as done as fast as usual - just the Order, e.g. the "order of allowness" is just changed. (sorry my bad english =) This means when nothing different is anyway to do, even when the "do your Pottery" Task is set to the lowest Priority, your Fingers will do this one thing as fast as it can - not slower and not faster. Cpu´s like i3, i5, i7 .. it doesnt matter - they will everytime do what the have been made for. Not faster and not slower.

BUT WHEN YOU: Cut off one of your fingers, and make sure that this one is moving your courser, changing your windows etc... etc... or just remember the Pottery example - will you be able to do this then in the same Time? ... One finger less?

Changing the Priority will never harm the renderperformance in itself, as far as you leave the machine alone. ANd btw: moving the mouse or things like that - your CPU will switch so damned fast between task - you will never miss something.

Maybe it helped a bit to explain the feature: "Changing the Priority" ..

Old 03-27-2013, 11:33 AM   #19
Strange but nice person
MasterZap's Avatar
Zap Andersson
Shader Wizard
Autodesk Inc.
Eskilstuna, Sweden
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 1,542
Send a message via ICQ to MasterZap

In max 2014, the mental ray threads come out-of-the-box with "Below Normal" priority for a foreground max, and even one notch lower for backburner threads. This is all settable (from an .ini file) of course.

Mr Zap Andersson - Random Rendering Guy at Autodesk Inc.
old mr blog: | Stuff: | Follow me on TWITTER
Old 03-27-2013, 11:33 AM   #20
CGTalk Moderation
CGTalk Forum Leader
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,066,478
Thread automatically closed

This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.
CGTalk Policy/Legalities
Note that as CGTalk Members, you agree to the terms and conditions of using this website.
Thread Closed share thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Society of Digital Artists

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2006,
Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Minimize Ads
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 08:30 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.