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Vista & Max 9
show user profile  donvella
Hey guys, ive got Vista64 and max9 and for some reason Im getting an odd refreshing problem in max. I have max 2009 and there is no problem at all what so ever in that, however when i select verticies, faces, edges etc in max 9, it doesnt refresh the screen until i move the view, or zoom in and out. I have all the hotfixes and sp2 for max 9 but it still buggers up on me. Ive updated my graphics drivers to the latest ones off the nvidia site and still the same issue. I have to use max 9 for this project but its driving me crazy. any tips?



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2/17/2009 9:38:49 PM (last edit: 2/17/2009 9:38:49 PM)
show user profile  Kajico
i had that problem and had to switch to opengl for a while, when i reverted to dx I never saw it again.

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2/17/2009 9:40:34 PM (last edit: 2/17/2009 9:40:34 PM)
show user profile  donvella

Here is what my screen looks like, yeh i went to openGL and it fixes it however i get 2fps. My directx gets around 300fps. Dont know why the big difference but open gl is far too slow for what im doing. Any other alternatives. cheers Kajico.

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2/17/2009 10:04:52 PM (last edit: 2/17/2009 10:05:26 PM)
show user profile  Stephen R.
you are running a video card with a DirectX architecture, it can only EMULATE OpenGL. Emulate = not hardware supported. So you're basically running that all off ur CPU with no graphics boosting at all.

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2/17/2009 10:38:50 PM (last edit: 2/17/2009 10:38:50 PM)
show user profile  donvella
well if thats the case then my quad core is doing a poor job lol. OpenGL works fine in my unix system and runs graphics great, and that uses my 8800GTX, so i dont know why max wouldnt. There must be a way to run it in directx and somehow get it to refresh properly. Its quite difficult to model with when your verticies dont highlight etc. Is there also a way to get opengl to use my 3d card instead?

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2/17/2009 11:42:17 PM (last edit: 2/17/2009 11:42:17 PM)
show user profile  Stephen R.
what card is it?

Far as getting it to refresh, make sure you have "refresh on expose" etc ticked in your options.

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2/17/2009 11:44:04 PM (last edit: 2/17/2009 11:44:04 PM)
show user profile  donvella
I have an 8800GTX 512. Thanks dude, refresh on expose or "redraw scene on window expose" which its named on mine worked an absolute treat! Thank u thank u

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2/18/2009 12:03:16 AM (last edit: 2/18/2009 12:03:16 AM)
show user profile  Stephen R.
always glad to help :)

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2/18/2009 12:07:54 AM (last edit: 2/18/2009 12:07:54 AM)
show user profile  donvella
Unfortunately this was only a temporary fix, it seems to flicker about like mad after an hour or so. I think it must be a vista thing. Anyone come accross this?

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2/18/2009 10:44:09 PM (last edit: 2/18/2009 10:44:09 PM)
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