Is there any relationship between physical size of the boat ( 42m long and 4.6m wide by 10m high ) and memory used to render?
No. Dimensions are irrelevant; only detail matters. A 100 meter Sphere will render faster than a 1 meter tree with 1000 leaves.
If I was to rescale all objects by the same factor would that help with rendering?
No. If the pixel count remains the same and you have zoomed into the scene so that it takes the same amount of screen space, then it will take the same amount of time to render.
Is there anything that I should look for to reduce render memory used?
Yes, if you are using ACIS History, you can Explode
down to ACIS Solids
While I have not experimented much with this, you should also get faster rendering times if you Explode ACIS Solids
down to TC Surfaces
along with less memory used.
Will redsdk render engine be any better?
One can only hope. I have two technology demonstrators (WatchDemo and TurbineDemo) installed on my computer that are amazing. The watch demo has functioning hands that keep moving as you rotate the model (or the viewpoint) and you can do it at phenomenal speeds (more than 100 frames per second with my NVidia GTX 970 and that card is some 4 years old). I cannot find them for download, but here is a story about the watch demo, with video: https://victorhomocea.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/redway-3d-watch-demo-on-a-rdp-8-1-session-with-windows-2012-r2-and-nvidia-grid/
. IMSI seems disheartened with Redsdk, but for the price that the plug-in goes for, you'd think that some enterprising programmer would employ more of the capabilities and produce a better product. If even 1,000 users bought it, that's a good chunk of change.
One other thing... rendering time is directly proportional to the pixel count, so I resize the TurboCAD window as small as possible (while still being able to work the program) to make the first render. I then select Save As
and specify which image format to use, setting the pixel sizes in Setup
. You can either set the workspace's display ratio by adjusting the TC program window and select View
or you can just select All
. Be sure to remember that the Tile Area has to be an integer greater than the product of Height x Width / 1000000 or the rendered image will be screwed up.
TC Pro Platinum 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015 (all with LightWorks & RedSDK) & V21
System: i7-5820K @ 3.30GHz, ASRock X99 Extreme4, 16GB DDR4-2133 RAM, Gigabyte GTX 970, Samsung NVMe SSD 950 (256GB), Windows 7 Pro (64-bit) SP1