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chris brettCPU usage
by on Oct 23, 2013 at 1:30:09 pm

Have been trying to get the most out of my PC and now have the ray tracing up to a good speed by using multiple gfx cards,

However when I use a plugin like shatter it crawls along at a very slow speed.

Seems to me that this might be the way the software is written ---- I can see that for this task the machine only uses one CPU core ---- anyone got any ideas / insights please?

Chris Brett


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Todd KoprivaRe: CPU usage
by on Oct 23, 2013 at 2:13:27 pm

The Shatter effect was written in the 1990s to simulate a full 3D environment. It is not fast.

Todd Kopriva, Adobe Systems Incorporated
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EricBowenRe: CPU usage
by on Oct 23, 2013 at 5:36:40 pm

That means that effect is not multithreading and is single threaded only. There are still some effects that don't multithread well or at all.

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chris brettRe: CPU usage
by on Oct 24, 2013 at 6:48:34 pm

Thanks Chaps -- pretty much as I expected --- all the best ----chris --


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