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Old 06-21-2013, 06:08 AM   #1
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Smile Viewport Optimisation in 3ds 2014

Hi all,

I've been searching for any guides on optimising the 2014 viewport, just wondering if anyone had a link or any posts? I can't seem to find any???

Just trying to get my viewport running smoother.

Thanks!
 
Old 06-24-2013, 02:15 PM   #2
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Definitely recommend the 'Power Preview' Max script. You can tweak pretty much all of the Nitrous viewport settings to your heart's content

http://www.scriptspot.com/3ds-max/s...itrous-previews

It's really handy if you want your viewport to look as good as possible, but it will certainly help you lower the viewport quality and texture resolution to increase performance. Turn on the 'Adaptive degradation' switch too!

http://docs.autodesk.com/3DSMAX/16/...B0DEEA8C7B3.htm
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:49 PM   #3
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Hi all,

I've been searching for any guides on optimising the 2014 viewport, just wondering if anyone had a link or any posts? I can't seem to find any???

Just trying to get my viewport running smoother.

Thanks!



If you use Nitrous....

Use "Object Color" mode with "Shaded" to get maximum fps.

If you want to turn off turbosmooth, turn off modifier.
Even though you set to Iteration 0, it will still do something.

In many case, it is not viewport, that slow down max.
Check Environment Map and Slate Material Editor.
Sometimes something in those two really slow down 3ds max.
 
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In many case, it is not viewport, that slow down max.
Check Environment Map and Slate Material Editor.
Sometimes something in those two really slow down 3ds max.


Yup! And often animated parameters, even ones you don't see represented in the viewport like light intensity, can slow it down a looottt too. If you can turn these animations off until render time, try to!
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Wow,

Got way more than I asked for, some very helpful tips! Didn't know about the modifiers, I always think I have render iterations set and that fixes it, I'll look into scripting something to turn turbosmooth modifiers off!

Will check out that script, and thanks for the tip on animation tracks, I have a few unnecessary ones in there so that helps!

Very much appreciated!
 
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