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Old 31-08-2006, 07:28 AM   #1
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Is it possible to limit the amount of CPU usage Maya uses when rendering?

It would be very useful to be able to use my PC for other task while rendering in the background but currently Maya uses 100% CPU and that makes things very slow!
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Old 31-08-2006, 07:38 AM   #2
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Dont think so, if you have dual core or dual processors then you can limit the number of threads that it can access under the batch render options.
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Old 31-08-2006, 09:27 AM   #3
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in task manager find maya render (the batch render is a sep prog to maya) and right click an change its piority to low or something like that
im not sure if this will work an commit less cpu to rendering but its worth a try as u can always just turn back up its piority
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Yeah I ended up doing that and it did work pretty well.

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