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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to limit the number of CPU Cores used for physics baking?

Is there a way (in Blender) to limit the number of CPU Cores used for physics baking, like you can with rendering?
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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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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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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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Managing/Reducing noise in a night scene

I've been trying to get a pretty noise free image from this scene for a while. And nothing seems to be working. I've been trying to use 3000 samples, then rendering different noise seeds and composite ...
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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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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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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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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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EEVEE render not using GPU fully

I am rendering PNG RGBA frames in EEVEE of a camera fly over a historic building modeled in Blender 2.80.74. PC specs: i7 with 20GB, 1Gb SSD and a GTX 1070 & GTX 1050. EEVEE uses only the GTX 1070....
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Slow sculpting on high density meshes

iv'e seen people sculpt meshes around 5 mil verts with no lag whatsoever, but everytime i come close to like 1m and above the lag starts to be noticeable and soon any sculpting becomes unusable. Im ...
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Blender renders always frame 1 on 2nd computer

I'm using a second computer to CPU cycle render an animation on Windows 10. I have the "common" setup to use the same project file (network drive mapped) on both computers with the same output ...
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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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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 does not start

Installed Blender on a machine with Core i7 CPU, 16GBs of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce 650. I managed to run Blender twice. On the third time nothing was shown and Blender didn't load properly, even ...
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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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Poor performance on mac with AMD Radeon Pro 560

My mac is a macbook pro 2017, with AMD Radeon Pro 560. Seeing this question How to do GPU rendering on MacBook Pro 2016 (AMD Radeon Pro 460) I also get the Cycles render to work, but it renders at ...
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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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Viewport animation just tanked to 3FPS out of nowhere

I was trying to create an animation and moving some bones around when out of nowhere my formerly 60fps viewport just tanked to 3fps. I'm not doing anything too demanding either, just making a low poly ...
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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 to find the number of loose parts with Blender's Python API?

I want to find out how many loose parts a mesh has using Python, i.e. write a function that takes a mesh object as an argument and returns an int. So far I haven't found a way to access this ...
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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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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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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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My blender is so laggy that its unusable, any suggestions

So, two days ago I shut down my computer for a few hours. When I turned it back on and opened Blender, it was extremely slow and still is. (I've tested Unreal Engine and it runs smoothly). All the ...
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How can I make Blender put less strain on my CPU?

I am using GPU rendering and my CPU is really bottlenecking blender down to only 50% of max GPU performance, while blender is taking up more than 90% of my CPU usage. How can I put less strain on 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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What does tile size actually affect?

Besides the obvious you see is the blocks you see when rendering, I see it changes the size of the samples and from tips and testing it can affect render times, typically higher size (eg 256x256 ) on ...
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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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Collection instances are just like prefabs?

I wonder why unity can load for instance 100 000 objects ( prefabs) and handle them inside the viewport quite well, while blender struggles to even move just 10 000. Would it be easier for Eevee if ...