I was using 3dsmax 2011 with performance driver for my Quadro 600, that gives a great improvement in the viewport. Now i
ve got 2 problems: 1) 3dsmax 2012 that doesnt use the quadro performance driver and 2) in a few weeks i`ll have Quadro 4000 in my working machine.
With Quadro 600 and 3dsmax 2012 even with this f**n “great” nitrous i have significant loss in fps in viewport. On the other hand in 2011 there are much more bugs then in 2012. So 2011 = bugs, 2012 = slow viewport.
I`m trying to implement the viewport driver from 2011 in 2012. So i copied 3dsmaxpd.drv to 3dsmax2012 folder. Then i corrected 3dsmax.ini to use this driver. But when i ran 3dsmax, i saw that the viewport driver is not loaded, the viewports were gray. Also i noticed that there is no option in 2012 to use Custom Viewport Driver.
So i need your help to hack 3dsmax 2012 to use the Quadro Performance Driver from 2011. And please do not say that nitrous is fast. Nitrous is faster than directx but it is surely slower than viewport with Performance Driver. It is slower by 3 times. The testings was made with “Geforce 470 and Nitrous” vs “Quadro 600 and Performance Driver”.
As i know the main code of 3dsmax is not changing for ages so it should be possible to use older features and drivers. Am i wrong?