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External GPU acceleration

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:28 pm
by Shelton
Is possible to accelerate Idea Maker by external GPU? I'm asking about MAC OSX version. It can be the huge improvement to change the software to fast processing graphics data processing. You can use an ordinary laptop...

Re: External GPU acceleration

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:30 pm
by Noren
I would like to chime in here and say that the latest Mac versions have become really slow on showing the sliced preview. :(

Re: External GPU acceleration

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:01 pm
by Shelton
Graphics acceleration isn't bad idea. You can easy transform your lightweight laptop into powerful rendering machine.

Re: External GPU acceleration

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:28 am
by Vicky@Raise3D
Noren wrote:I would like to chime in here and say that the latest Mac versions have become really slow on showing the sliced preview. :(


May I double check with you whether you mean that the gcode loading process takes too long time or the software stuck during checking the preview?
And may I ask the system configuration of your Mac? And how big the gcode file is?

Re: External GPU acceleration

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:26 am
by Shelton
Both. Loading and preview. I have top configuration of MacBook PRO 13 inches. Is possible to change Idea Maker code to work with GPU even with 3D display?

Re: External GPU acceleration

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:42 am
by Vicky@Raise3D
Can you please check the options under Edit -> Preferences -> General?

Re: External GPU acceleration

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:23 am
by Shelton
Yes and what option?

Re: External GPU acceleration

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:35 pm
by Vicky@Raise3D
May I ask a screenshot of this page?
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Re: External GPU acceleration

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:38 pm
by Shelton
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Re: External GPU acceleration

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:46 pm
by Vicky@Raise3D
Thanks for your picture. Your options look normal.
We will try to debug or optimize from software side to see whether we can improve the speed or not.

Re: External GPU acceleration

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:39 am
by Shelton
Vicky software works great and I really like it. I checked also Cura, is ok, but Raise soft is more intuitive.

For me, IM is better. For most complicated items should be the option for external GPU. Processing will be few times faster.

Re: External GPU acceleration

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:29 pm
by Vicky@Raise3D
Thanks for your support!