Forum Groups
  All forums
    Help & Feedback
      Work in progress
      Finished Art
      Non-Max related

Featured Threads
  inspiration alert!!!
(36 replies)
  Indespensible MaxScripts, Plugins and 3rd Party Tools
(37 replies)
  The allmighty FREE Resources Thread !
(17 replies)
  spam alert!!!
(4886 replies)
  Maxforums member photo gallery index
(114 replies)
  Maxforums Member Tutorials
(89 replies)
  three cheers to maxforums...
(240 replies)
  101 Things you didnt know in Max...
(198 replies)
  A Face tutorial from MDB101 :D
(95 replies) Members Gallery
(516 replies)
(637 replies)
  Dub's Maxscript Tutorial Index
(119 replies)

Maxunderground news unavailable

Animation - playback
show user profile  vikki sixx
Hey all,

I am trying to do a small animation and wanted to see what it would look like before rendering but I see that the playback in the viewport is not smooth, jumps about every 20 frames. Is there a reason for that? On my settings I have it as PAL, 25fps, active viewport and real-time .......

read 359 times
11/9/2011 1:40:24 PM (last edit: 11/9/2011 1:40:24 PM)
show user profile  stevey2shoes
Good question,
I have this every time I use a poser character,
I put it down to high poly content, and or bones/skin but I never did get an official reason, so Ill be following this thread closely.
read 358 times
11/9/2011 1:51:37 PM (last edit: 11/9/2011 1:51:37 PM)
show user profile  vikki sixx
also, can anyone tell me what settings (and where to change them) do I use to output my animation into .mov files ...........
read 350 times
11/9/2011 3:59:13 PM (last edit: 11/9/2011 3:59:13 PM)
show user profile  beezy
I don't know but I have a Z800 with 2 Xeon's and 12GB of RAM and I still get skips on playback in the viewport. Best bet is to do a hardware render.

read 334 times
11/10/2011 6:29:31 PM (last edit: 11/10/2011 6:29:31 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim

Nowhere is it written that MAX should be able to play an animation in realtime from the viewport.

That is what "Make Preview" is for.......................
read 329 times
11/10/2011 7:04:51 PM (last edit: 11/10/2011 7:04:51 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
anything with mesh animation - skinning, morphs, etc. requires a (slow) hardware geometry update in every frame where the geometry changes. max isn't currently optimized to do this without these slow updates like a game engine would do for example.
read 323 times
11/10/2011 7:26:53 PM (last edit: 11/10/2011 7:34:04 PM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
Better graphics card = better viewport speed.

read 317 times
11/10/2011 7:41:37 PM (last edit: 11/10/2011 7:41:37 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Grotey?.......With epic respect,....isnt that only half true?

We arent talking viewport manipulation here....we are talking playback....which means CPU computation of everything happening in the scene, tranforms, the modifier stack...etc...etc.

read 315 times
11/10/2011 7:45:25 PM (last edit: 11/10/2011 7:45:25 PM)
#Maxforums IRC
Open chat window