External GPU acceleration

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Shelton
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External GPU acceleration

Postby Shelton » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:28 pm

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...

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Re: External GPU acceleration

Postby Noren » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:30 pm

I would like to chime in here and say that the latest Mac versions have become really slow on showing the sliced preview. :(

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Re: External GPU acceleration

Postby Shelton » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:01 pm

Graphics acceleration isn't bad idea. You can easy transform your lightweight laptop into powerful rendering machine.

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Re: External GPU acceleration

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:28 am

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?

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Re: External GPU acceleration

Postby Shelton » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:26 am

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?

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Re: External GPU acceleration

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:42 am

Can you please check the options under Edit -> Preferences -> General?

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Re: External GPU acceleration

Postby Shelton » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:23 am

Yes and what option?

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Re: External GPU acceleration

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:35 pm

May I ask a screenshot of this page?
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Re: External GPU acceleration

Postby Shelton » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:38 pm

Zrzut ekranu 2018-08-07 o 22.36.51.png

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Re: External GPU acceleration

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:46 pm

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.

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Re: External GPU acceleration

Postby Shelton » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:39 am

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.

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Re: External GPU acceleration

Postby Vicky@Raise3D » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:29 pm

Thanks for your support!


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