Author Topic: WWMT Helper significantly slows down the FPS of the viewport  (Read 237 times)

Feel

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Hello! i started to add props to my map when i realized that i just cant work anymore, my fps drops down to zero.
the way i am creating props -  Create Tab > Geometry > WallWorm > Source Mode l> import > then press Generate WWMT @ Origin > then making proxies though anvil tab and making instances
i found that every WWMT TEXT helper lowers fps to 50%
even when i reduce interpolation of the text to 0 my fps gets shrink by 5-10 fps
neither display as box option does not help.
When i delete them everything is OK, but how can my props be exported to source without WWMT helpers?
Thank you)

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Re: WWMT Helper significantly slows down the FPS of the viewport
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2020, 10:11:39 am »
That is certainly not how it should work as we have scenes in Black Mesa that have hundreds of WWMT Helpers without an issue.

What version of WW and what version (and update version) of Max are you using? Also, how much System RAM and what Video Card do you have?

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Re: WWMT Helper significantly slows down the FPS of the viewport
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2020, 11:21:30 am »
thanks for the reply,
Also my mouse sometimes starts flickering between normal/loading icon while i am using wallworm plugin.
it does not happen without using plugin

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Re: WWMT Helper significantly slows down the FPS of the viewport
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2020, 11:24:07 am »
Thank you for the information. I will look into this tonight and test on 2019.3.

In the meantime, do you have access to 3ds Max 2020.3 ? That is the preferred/recommended version for using WW at this time.

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Re: WWMT Helper significantly slows down the FPS of the viewport
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2020, 11:29:59 am »
just installed it yesterday) i will try to jump on it

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Re: WWMT Helper significantly slows down the FPS of the viewport
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2020, 12:04:27 pm »
i have just reinstalled wallworm and checked my scene in 2020.3, everything is transfered properly but i still have this problem
looks like the problem is in my personal computer, before i was searching this issue through internet but couldn't find any help, or common things with other users

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Re: WWMT Helper significantly slows down the FPS of the viewport
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2020, 08:58:48 am »
I cannot reproduce this on my computers. I will still try to investigate if there is some setting inside Max that might cause it.

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Re: WWMT Helper significantly slows down the FPS of the viewport
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2020, 09:00:00 am »
Additional note about this: A WWMT Helper is actually just a Text shape with a piece of data attached to it in something called a Custom Attribute.

Can you see if adding simple Text shape objects into the scene replicates this for you?

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Re: WWMT Helper significantly slows down the FPS of the viewport
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2020, 05:14:46 am »
it does:( i apologize for starting this topic without fully discovering the problem,
Thank you anyway:)
by the way when i convert text shape to editable poly everything is ok

Could u suggest any trick how can i scatter my props without helpers mb?
and before compile link those to proper WWMT helpers.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2020, 11:00:50 am by Feel »