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Andre'
video card issues
on May 21, 2005 at 4:56:57 pm

Hello to all. First of all sorry for that "testing" post i did, i had alot of trouble getting this forum activation to work. Well here is the deal. I use an elsa quadro dcc video card from nvidia in my computer, recently i did a clean install (software, drivers and all) on my computer. Every thing was working well with particle illusion 3.0.1a (i was able to use hardware open gl acceleration) but now i can't use open gl acceleration with PI 3.0.1a or it will freeze/ crash my pc, it does the same with lightwave 3d 7.5 as well. If any one had experience with such a card or knows the settings to make please let me know. I use winxp pro. Thanks in advance guys.


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Aharon Rabinowitz
Re: video card issues
on May 22, 2005 at 1:31:37 am

Hey there-

First things first - update your video drivers - Download the latest ones from the company's website (that made your video card). If that doesn't help let us know.

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andre'
Re: video card issues
on May 22, 2005 at 6:54:38 pm

Well still the same thing happens, but i was able to narrow the problem down to opengl texture. When not activated (opengl textures)lightwave works well but when activated lightwave 3d 7.5 crashes and particle illusion still crashes too.


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Aharon Rabinowitz
Re: video card issues
on May 23, 2005 at 12:27:37 am

Sounds like an Open GL problem, not related to pIllusion. However, try checking the following option:

view > Preferences > Open GL Tab > "Don't use Texture RAM for Background images."

See if activating this option helps.

This is a bit out of my area of knowledge, but it's worth a shot.

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http://www.allbetsareoff.com
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particleIllusion Fusion Volume 1
available @ http://www.pIllusionFusion.com


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Andre'
Re: video card issues
on May 23, 2005 at 7:06:23 pm

Is it possible that winxp sp2 could have caused this? My pc worked well before sp2. I can't run any opengl programs with textures or they will freeze.

If your out-flow exceeds your in-flow your up-keep will be your down-fall.


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Alan Lorence
Re: video card issues
on May 23, 2005 at 7:37:09 pm

Yes, I guess it's possible. If you want to verify that it's an OpenGL problem, then use the "run with software rendering" option in the Start - Programs - particleIllusion 3.0 menu. If the problems go away, then it's definitely a driver issue.

Get the latest drivers from http://www.nvidia.com. If you already have the latest drivers and they are "beta" drivers, then use an older "released" or "qualified" driver version instead.


Alan.
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Andre'
Re: video card issues
on May 23, 2005 at 9:24:59 pm

Oh yes it is definitely an opengl problem because i did as you said "run with software rendering" and it works like a charm. I am using the most current drivers from nvidia (not beta) but the problem still persist. Than you Alan and Aharon for your help.

If your out-flow exceeds your in-flow your up-keep will be your down-fall.


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Alan Lorence
Re: video card issues
on May 23, 2005 at 9:40:23 pm

Have you checked Elsa's site? Perhaps their drivers work better?
http://www.elsa.com/EN/Support/driver_professional.asp




Alan.
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