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Lee Brennan
Computer Upgrade
on Jun 20, 2008 at 11:59:43 pm

Hi,
What can I do to my computer to help it run Particle Illusion better? When I place certain emitters on the stage they slow down -they don't run in real time. Hard to tell what the finished product will look like.
I have : 3200+ AMD/Athlon XP Processor; NVIDIA GEforce fx5200 graphics card (this is the most I could get because of a 250 watt power supply); 1 GB RAM (I think I can go to 2GB). Other than purchasing a higher end workstation is there anything else I can do? Thanks for any suggestions.


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Alan Lorence
Re: Computer Upgrade
on Jun 21, 2008 at 12:14:55 pm

First thing to do is get the latest drivers from nvidia.com. This could make a big difference in speed.

And make sure pIllusion is set to use hardware acceleration in the OpenGL page of the Preferences.

If you need to add a lot of emitters, add them in layers. Add a couple, render out with alpha, then replace the emitters with the rendered version, then add more emitters, etc.

Finally, you can zoom the stage out to speed things up a bit. I do this sometimes on my slower machines.



Alan.

http://www.wondertouch.com


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Lee Brennan
Re: Computer Upgrade
on Jun 21, 2008 at 3:12:17 pm

Thanks Alan.



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