how to set xsi to use all the cpu´s?

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Old 02 February 2008   #1
how to set xsi to use all the cpu´s?

Hi guys, my boss set the computers with XSI,
they have 4 cores each one.
but when i am rendering i just see 1 box of render, i read on the manual about the types of licenes. but i didnt understand how to set xsi to use all the cpu of the compter.
how can i set this?

thanks guys.
 
Old 02 February 2008   #2
Open the task manager and see how many of the cores are being used. Generally I have only ever seen one bucket in XSI, even though all cores are contributing to the bucket...

I have seen a weird occurrence or two where I have seen more than one, but have never been able to figure out if it was just some kind of video lag, or what-not.
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Old 02 February 2008   #3
jdex, thans for the advice,
one of the guys (he use to work with us, but he found other place to go)
he set his machine to use all, and you can see the diference when his machine render and when the rest of the team render.
 
Old 02 February 2008   #4
done it.
i just need to set the option wile setuing up xsi.
( got the cds and reinstall every thing.)

thanks.
 
Old 02 February 2008   #5
you can see all the buckets when rendering, not just one ? How did you do that
 
Old 02 February 2008   #6
task manages can show u which cores are beeing used, also he provides a great help
u can for example render on 2 cores and work on the other 2, that way the render wont interfere in your work. That can be done by right clicking your xsi process in task manager processes and "set Affinity" to the desired cores, rock on!
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Old 02 February 2008   #7
COOL, i didnt know that.
that is a great tip =)
thanks guys
 
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