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Ram usage in 3ds max 2015
show user profile  tomphillipsarchi
Hey everyone,

I have a brand new, top spec pc with 32gb ram and max only uses up to 9gb.

Is there a way to increase this number as I have a very complex model I am working in with over 2 million polys.

Also, I have seen some stuff about using virtual ram to utilize more ram from the pc... how can this be done and is it a wise move?

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1/20/2015 10:46:24 PM (last edit: 1/20/2015 11:02:03 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
you cant force software to use more ram then its designed to use, it will allocate more as it deems fit.

virtual ram is for when your physical ram is full and needs to dump things on the hard drive which makes it useful because you're program wont crash when you run out of memory but its slow.

Also 2m polys is not that much and if its just raw geometry, shouldn't take more than 250MB in ram.

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1/21/2015 2:08:46 AM (last edit: 1/21/2015 2:12:41 AM)
show user profile  gogodr
with huge amount so f polys, most likely your limitation is going to be your graphics card.
32GB of ram is more than enough for whatever you can throw at it. you can even preview 8k video with that amount of ram

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1/21/2015 4:28:03 AM (last edit: 1/21/2015 4:28:03 AM)
show user profile  tomphillipsarchi
Thanks guys, just speculating on the possibilities.

I don't necessarily need it and the model is holding up fine, just a bit laggy every now and then but i can't afford to upgrade my graphics card, plus its brand new and 8gb so should be sweet.

thanks again
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1/21/2015 10:49:00 PM (last edit: 1/21/2015 10:49:00 PM)
show user profile  donvella
Depends on render resolution as well. I easily use up to 64gb of ram on some scenes.

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1/21/2015 11:14:11 PM (last edit: 1/21/2015 11:14:11 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
>>I easily use up to 64gb of ram on some scenes.

Don't know about VR but MR can be more conservative if theres not enough ram as it would like (to a limit). For example, I remember when moving from 4gb ram to 48gb, a scene that used to take up ~2.5gb while rendering was suddenly topping out at 18gb.

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1/21/2015 11:55:20 PM (last edit: 1/21/2015 11:55:20 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
Same here tbh, large scenes alongside aftereffects etc can eat up that kind of ram easily :) Just to throw my middle-sized e-penis around a bit..

But maybe i'm way off, when you say ram-usage do you mean computer memory or that thing they often do in Wales of an evening?

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1/22/2015 2:04:50 AM (last edit: 1/22/2015 2:04:50 AM)
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