I think we have all been there: we add too many objects or subdivide something too many times and suddenly Blender slows down to a crawl. At the moment my system is so unresponsive that it takes minutes to cancel what I did to slow it down. This problem leads me to ask if there is a way to temporarily disable Blender from trying to update things in the UI/Viewport, so that I can tweak the settings and make it responsive again?

  • $\begingroup$ did you use a lot of modifiers? $\endgroup$ – gladys Aug 1 '15 at 8:18
  • $\begingroup$ Sometimes yes, it depends on the project. $\endgroup$ – Antti Aug 1 '15 at 10:01
  • $\begingroup$ if you used a lot in this project I would disable the display modifier in viewport. (the eye-icon in the modifiers) $\endgroup$ – gladys Aug 1 '15 at 10:09
  • $\begingroup$ I'm not using modifiers currently, I am using the animation nodes addon though. But I'm wondering if there is something to stop UI updates in general. Like in After Effects where you can hit caps lock to temporarily stop drawing the composition. $\endgroup$ – Antti Aug 1 '15 at 10:12
  • $\begingroup$ Animation Nodes performance tab doesn't help? $\endgroup$ – p2or Aug 1 '15 at 12:38

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