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Getting multi-processing turned on
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* March 02, 2018, 04:14:15 PM
How do I tell whether I am using multi-processing?

And how do I turn it on if it's not already?



* March 11, 2018, 03:10:49 PM
options, desktop, multi-threading quality render

[/ ]Use automatic number of threads  [ 8 greyed ]
[/] Multithreading LightWorks
Is this it ??

I vaguely recall setting such at 'install' time on my AMD FX 8350 which has four cores running eight logical processors...


March 12, 2018, 04:22:12 AM
TurboCAD has yet to implement multi-threading on every process where it would be useful, but it is helping on portions of rendering.  How it is implemented also varies with each version.

With 2015, TurboCAD started using multi-threading to render (see this thread http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,8615.0.html for more info).

Also, at one time, you had to force the GPU to be used, as shown in the attached image.  With other versions of TurboCAD, I have seen the GPU and multi-threading in action automatically when Advanced rendering is selected instead of Quality.

So... get a GPU monitor and run it alongside the Windows Task Manager to see how things are running similar to what I did in the second image.

Please note that you will get slightly different renderings with the GPU instead of the CPU.  This is one thread where that is demonstrated: http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,18652.0.html.  Here is another: http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,19148.msg113732.html


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