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Crazy RAM useage
show user profile  jpedleham
Howcome a 350MB Max file can chew its way through 25GB of RAM?
It seems completely disproportionate to the files contents?
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2/17/2016 5:34:58 PM (last edit: 2/17/2016 5:34:58 PM)
show user profile  Sir_Manfred
Maybe the maxfile is compressed and maybe the undolevels need to be stored somewhere and so on and so forth. External assets such as textures are not saved in the maxfile either.

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2/17/2016 5:48:26 PM (last edit: 2/17/2016 5:48:26 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Also, instances, scatters, etc.

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2/17/2016 8:10:01 PM (last edit: 2/17/2016 8:10:01 PM)
show user profile  LionDebt
I think Max is also just bad at handling super-large scene files. Particularly when it's lots of individual objects.

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2/17/2016 8:31:26 PM (last edit: 2/17/2016 8:31:26 PM)
show user profile  ijzerman
Check whats frozen/unfrozen/hidden layers/ proOptimize/giant stacks of modifiers

Have you ran this script yet?


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2/18/2016 8:44:50 AM (last edit: 2/18/2016 8:44:50 AM)
show user profile  jpedleham
It is a compressed file yeah i just didnt think it would need so much memory.
To be fair it is a 2 floor 80 sqft shop with all the fixtures so it kind of makes sense that it would need lots of ram but i was just surprised that it needed so much. Ive tried all the usual cleanups, multisubs, notetracks etc
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2/18/2016 10:06:35 AM (last edit: 2/18/2016 10:06:35 AM)
show user profile  Zman
I can make a 3kb Max file chew through that RAM ...
Make a sphere
Add turbosmooth
Set iterations to 10

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2/22/2016 2:13:11 PM (last edit: 2/22/2016 2:13:11 PM)
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