Questions tagged [performance]

Questions pertaining to software performance or computational speed of Blender should use this tag. (Do not ask hardware specific questions. They are considered off-topic)

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Performance: Eevee vs Blender Internal

In my application I use Blender's Internal rendering engine (headless mode) to render quick mock-ups of various items. BI yields plenty quality, however speed is essential (it's a web app) and I wish ...
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Blender 2.82, two GPU but only one render in Cycle

I'm not sure is this should be like that but, I have two GTX 970 graphic cards...and when I try to render something in cycles, I've notice that only one GPU works about 30-40 % and second one stays on ...
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Multiple Grease Pencil objects makes Blender lag and eventually crash

I'm trying to make my first 2D animation with grease pencil. I drew a walk animation of my character frame by frame, about 257 frames, then I duplicate it as object, change location and direction and ...
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How can I get the number of vertices/triangles per object?

I'm working on a scene that's getting complex: I have 30 objects for a total of about 5 million triangles. I start to be concerned about performance. I would like to know which of the objects ...
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Lag when viewing meshes in texture shading mode

I've been working on a ps1-style model, very low poly, and was UV mapping some textures onto the mesh, but when I tried adding another texture, the viewport started lagging a ton. I could still move ...
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Render is much faster when laptop is plugged in and charging

My laptop seems to be rendering infinitely faster whilst charging then it does when it's not charging for some reason. My setup is an i7 9th gen w/ an RTX 2060. I'm rendering using OptiX. As can ...
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Improving performance in a blend file with hundreds of different materials?

We use a blend file as a material library at work to append from when we render. The library is starting to crash on some of our computers which has less power and ram (blend file is 800mo with packed ...
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Blender 2.81 render not using all GPUs

I have 2 Nvidia GTX Titan Black graphics cards in my machine, but Blender keeps using only one of them. I have them both checked in the Preferences > System > CUDA tab but when I render and take a ...
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2080 TI staying below 35°C rendering in Cycles. Why?

So I just finished a 24 hour render of a smoke simulation in cycles using Optix with my 2080 TI and I’ve been noticing that my GPU never passes 35°C. I feel like that’s very cool and that I’m not ...
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Is it worth running Linux on my Mac to use the built in AMD graphics card?

Is it worth running Linux on my Mac to use the built in AMD graphics card with Blender? Right now I'm only using cpu and it takes a very long time for high poly rendering. Would it work to partition ...
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Blender slows down my computer after any type of interaction with it s UI [duplicate]

So when i open blender 2.80 or 2.79, i have a problem. Every interaction with blender's UI makes the computer slows down. It acts like some sort of lag,it feels exactly like a fresh windows install ...
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Terrible VSE output performance when rending

I use Blender as VSE. I was going to edit some clips. my setting is in screenshot. Blender version: 2.81a, download from Steam. OS: Win7-64bit My Hardware: i7-4790k with 16G memory Nvidia Geforce ...
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Performance issues on Cycles OptiX (GeForce RTX 2060)

I have recently bought a laptop with Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 and Intel i7-9750H. I immediately updated drivers and tried running a simple test rendering and I used to get these results: CPU: 3 ...
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Integrated Graphics Requirments for Newer Laptops?

I'm buying a 10th Gen Intel Core, HP laptop. The specs say it only has an Intel Graphics Coprocessor. Will it run blender 2.8? https://www.amazon.com/2020-HP-Touchscreen-Premium-Laptop/dp/B081SM57RY/...
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Low FPS Blender(viewport)

Started using blender, FPS was great, but the UI was flickering. Googled, I didn't have an opengl32.dll in the directory, then added it. UI Flickering gone, but FPS dropped drastically. Would like ...
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Hacks for improving performance on large scenes

Hi I’m using blender mostly doing exterior architecture visualisations. Through previous months I’ve found many problems that affects this software. But the main issue is lack of performance power ...
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OSX Eevee performance with multiple materials in OSX

EDIT 2: Thanks to a user posting a detailed technical explanation as to why the bug is manifesting (TL:DR, certain material properties cause multiple calls to the shader compiler in the AMD driver ...
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Blender 2.81a is slow on Macbook pro when selecting items from the Properties window

I recently got a new MacBook Pro so I have more free space on my computer's memory than ever before and yet my properties window still makes blender run slowly. My Macbook pro is a new model so it's ...
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Is it possible to render a movie on a single computer in blender?

Is it possible to render a fairly graphical movie on a decent gaming-computer, with a GTX graphics-card, 4 2 GHz core CPU and 8 GB of RAM, or do you need to have a gigantic rendering-farm like Disney? ...
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Screw Modifier Best Practices

I am creating a three-strand rope in blender using the screw modifier and was wondering what might be best practices for making a long rope. Essentially it is a choice between iterations or degrees. I ...
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Script runs very slow when changing parameters in Add Object menu

I've made my first addon based on an internal blender Text editor template. It is used to add primitive meshes and then control some of their aspects, much like adding primitives like Cubes or UV ...
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Blender Benchmark crashes

I tried to run Blender benchmark because I felt it was a bit slow today working and the GPU was being used intensively in the task manager while sculpting, and I didn't used my new laptop for 3d too ...
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Viewport performance, i9-9900k vs Ryzen 3970x?

(Apologies in advance in case this is the wrong place to ask this!) I'm building a new workstation and trying to decide which CPU to go with. Does the viewport performance in Blender benefit from ...
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Issue with Collada export on Mac OS Catalina

did any of you experience a problem with Collada (.dae) export of bigger files? I have a blender project with a number of animations (11 MB in total). I've recently updated Mac OS from 10.14 (Mojave) ...
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Blender on Surface Pro X [closed]

Blender will not work on the Surface Pro X. It runs, but it doesn't recognize the GPU in the machine and shuts itself down. All my drivers and firmware are up to date. The GPU should be more than ...
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Should I enable both my CPU and GPU in the CUDA preferences? [closed]

I am using blender 2.8 on windows 10. I have a question about System CUDA options. There are two checkboxes one for my graphics card GeForce GTX 2060 and another option for Intel Core i7-4790 CPU @ 3....
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large poly count performance

I tried loading a model with a large number of polygons - it really made blender 2.81 crawl. 6.4 million-triangle 3D scan of the Bust of Nefertiti. aem_aem21300_3dsl01_mo08-03_p.obj from https://www....
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Cycles Smoke render - Extremely poor performance & crashes

I have a decent new build: 3700x + 2x 5700XT, 32gb ram, using 2.81. I thought smoke rendering for a fairly simple scene would be a breeze (excuse the semi-pun) but for a render of a scene containing ...
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I have better than optimal hardware but Blender keeps crashing

I am trying to get started using blender and follow a simple tutorial to get used to creating abstract renders for design work. While running blender even performing the simplest of tasks my computer ...
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How to make performance test while render my scenes

I want to do a performance test via scenes that I created. Could you give me some tips or applications which will check performance in the blender? GPU, CPU, Memory usage? Or maybe it's possible to ...
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Why does my project run so much faster in Texture Paint mode than in Layout mode (and sprites render without alpha)

I have a fairly complex scene that is running pretty slowly (not just to render, but the whole GUI is running sluggishly). I think it is because I have a smoke simulation in the scene but I am not ...
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Is there a way to determine why Blender is running so slow?

I have a pretty large project (about 1GB, 4 scenes) and recently Blender has become too slow too use. A couple of annoying things, other than just lagging are: I can not scale or move objects with ...
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Performance hiccups on the first frames

I started noticing something really annoying in my PC. I'm running Blender 2.80 with a GTX1080Ti, Ryzen 7 1700 and 16GB DDR4 RAM. Everytime I move my camera or zoom in or move an object there is a ...
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Rigify rigs in Blender scene are making some very bad lag. How to fix performance issues?

I have a scene where there are 2 human models rigged with rigify. I cannot animate these anymore because when they're in the viewport, I get about 6 FPS on the animation preview. I know for a fact ...
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Does Blender bloat unnecessarily the Windows Registry?

According to Revo Uninstaller, Blender adds more than 4400 registry keys to the Windows Registry. They are almost all spread in Registry folder: ...
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low framerate and crashes in the viewport by using not even up to 30% GPU and CPU

Hello im new in blender and wana ask is that normal by my PC that it this scene if i play it for the first time i got 1 to max 15 fps . And my GPU and CPU usage is not even by 30% . And if i for ...
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Desktop GTX 1070 barely faster than GTX 1050-Ti mobile in cycles

I'm rendering 10 frames of a scene both on a Dell XPS 15 Notebook and my Desktop PC. Desktop: i5-2500K + GTX 1070 8GB Notebook: i7-8750H + GTX 1050-Ti mobile Desktop: CPU (i5-2500K): 2:34 min GPU ...
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Intel optane, does it have any benefit in Blender?

I heard Intel optane has benefit in 3d application by making them load faster and other benefits include 3d modeling. Blender already loads faster than the other 3d applications I use and we have the ...
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Super long transition from one frame to another in Cycles' rendering animations!

I'm rendering a 4 minute animation that's AV-synced to my new song. So far, I have followed pretty much all possible my Cycles rendering, namely increasing the Tile Size for GPU Compute, lowering ...
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Blender 2.8 cannot save document, or cannot re-open a document (sculpting) and crashes my whole computer

I run Mojave 10.14.6, 8 GB My downloaded Blender 2.8 from the blender 's website two weeks ago. It seems rather random. In sculpting mode, some files suddenly won't save. Instead the program freezes ...
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Sculpting bad performance

I have an AMD Radeon RX Vega⁶⁴ graphics card and is experiencing slow performance while sculpting. Is there something wrong with the graphics card, or a bug in Blender? This just seems really odd, ...
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One of my Sculpting files is crashing Blender when I try to open it

My Blender 2.80 (2019.07.29) worked beautifully until last night. It froze each time I tried to open one specific file (in Sculpting). It was big, but not the biggest (which keep opening fine). The ...
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how can i improve script execution time

Is it there a control or something to assign more resources to script execution. Or the only option is to improve script's code performance?.
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Blender 2.8 general frame lag

With the recent release of Blender 2.80, I was expecting it to be as polished and lag free as 2.79b I guess I set my expectations a little too high cause I'm disappointed it still feels like it's in ...
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No render speed difference in Eevee cpu vs gpu

My gpu got damaged last night so I removed it and started using blender with cpu only. I found that there is no difference in render speed or performance between cpu vs gpu. 2 second per frame on cpu ...
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sculpting is slow on high dpi display

I was about to learn sculpting in blender, and I noticed it's very slow. Just the sculpting. Navigation and everything else is very performant. I tried scaling the blender window so it's 1/4 of my ...
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Blender file taking over an hour to load, is this normal?

System spec: Threadripper 12 core, SSD, 32GB RAM, 2080ti File details: 40MB .blend 10 million verts in a curve. File creation details: Curve created via importing of a very large and complex SVG ...
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Blender for competition? [closed]

I am in a competition. I am literally 2 weeks into game dev, and rarely use Blender. I normally just use it for a brief tutorial, and if it works, it works, if not, I just forget about. So the ...
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Saving blend-files straight to server nets 0.5% speed of a windows file copy, how to fix?

Some context: Part of our company (about 3 fulltime people) do ArchViz, we're using Blender 2.79b and are transitioning to Blender 2.8. Tests underneath were done using 2.8. I'm not an artist myself ...
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AMD RX 570 GPU slower rendering than NVidia GTX 1050 Ti?

I recently built a new PC running on a Ryzen 7 2700X CPU and AMD Radeon RX 570 GPU. However, I'm getting significantly longer Cycles rendering times than my old Intel i5 PC running on an older NVidia ...

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