SimplyMaya Forums

Welcome to the forum, feel free to ask questions here.

Home / forum / Lounges / Technical Issues / New Laptop, new issues!
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

New Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 19-10-2008, 01:37 PM   #1
Mayaniac
As Zbrushiac sounds stupid!
 
Mayaniac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Derby
Posts: 1,241
Thanks: 23
Thanked 33 Times in 30 Posts
Default New Laptop, new issues!

Hey all,

Not been around too much lately, I've been really busy, but anyway. I just bought myself a relatively inexpensive laptop so that I can work in Maya, ZBrush, Photoshop, ect, When I can't use my main system.

Anyway, I installed ZBrush... Works great! 8+Million polys! No problem..... Like sculpting butter!

But now that I've installed Maya, it just isn't working right.
There's lagging in the view port, and trailing of verts. When I slide the 4way view port dividers it leaves trails.
And it's just plain old slow!!! I can't have over 100,000 polys in a scene before it kicks it!

But here's the funny part (If you interpret funny as annoying, that is.) I can have 2 or 3 versions of Maya running at the same time, with no lag on the system. It's just when your operating in Maya. The last time Maya was running this bad was on my old Desktop (512Ram, 1.5GH processor).

The graphics drivers are up to date.

Any thoughts?

Specs: (Cheap and cheerful)

(AMD Turion x2 64 (I know!)) Dual Core Processor 2.0 GHz

3GB DDR2 SDRAM

Nvidia GeForce 8200

32bit OS.
__________________
www.stevenegan-cgi.com

"Your weapons are no match for ours! People of Mars, surrender!"
"Um, this isn't Mars. This is Earth."
"Earth? Earth-with-nuclear-weapons Earth?"
"Yes."
[long pause] "Friend!!"
Mayaniac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-10-2008, 02:27 PM   #2
gster123
Moderator
 
gster123's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Manchester Uk
Posts: 6,300
Thanks: 1
Thanked 51 Times in 45 Posts
Default

Hmmm, Strange.

Maya is a but picky with GFx cards, I think that there were issues with the 8XXX series, might be worth searching the maya section of CGtalk and seeing if theres any help on there, could be someting like the AA settings?
__________________
"No pressure, no diamonds" Thomas Carlyle
gster123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-10-2008, 04:43 AM   #3
happymat27
Subscriber
 
happymat27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,257
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Hi,

Z-brush is not technically a 3D application and as such requires much less CPU and GPU power to allow sculpting on surfaces which have many millions of faces.

I tried the demo of Z-Brush on my old laptop a few years ago (512Meg Ram and 1.4Ghz celeronM CPU) and it didn't start lagging until I had a count of several milion...... I wouldn't dream of trying to run Maya on the same computer.

Having said this..... 3GB RAM and a 2Ghz dual core should be able to deal with Maya so I'm calling a graphics card issue too.

Mat
__________________
Click here to visit my site

Last edited by happymat27 : 20-10-2008 at 04:45 AM.
happymat27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-10-2008, 08:35 PM   #4
mirek03
Subscriber
 
mirek03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,752
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

set you graphics card to balance between performance and quality.., dont use full quality.

dont use.., 'let my 3D application decide for me' (or whatever that says)
__________________
take it easy and life will be easy
mirek03 is offline   Reply With Quote
New Thread

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

1 Month

$34

Month-to-month billing
$34/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
 
 

3 months

$87

Billing every 3 months
$29/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
Save $5 per month or $15 in total compared to monthly billing with this package.

12 months

$288

Billing every 12 months
$24/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
Save $10 per month or $120 in total compared to monthly billing with this package.

Your plan will automatically renew. You can cancel at any time via your PayPal account to avoid being charged again.

You can view the FAQ on our video plans here. You can contact us directly here. By clicking one of the buttons above, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.