TonicThePossy Jul 20, 2013 @ 6:55am
FPS drop with manipulator on screen.
I'm having an issue where my FPS will drop substantially if I have the manipulators on screen. from a steady 40+ FPS, to around 8-9. Making animating impossible.
It only happens if I'm in the graph editor, or the motion editor with a manipulator within frame.

Any ideas?
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Pte Jack Jul 20, 2013 @ 8:58am 
Common problem, Turn off your progressive refinement while editing (the scene wont have to render eack movement.) Turn it back on before rendering. This may help your situation.
TonicThePossy Jul 20, 2013 @ 9:11am 
Doesn't help.
I've never had this problem before.
It has worked fine before.

Also, if I have the manipulator on screen then switch to gamemode, then I still have low framerate.
If I turn the manipulator off, then gamemode again, it's totally fine.
PalmliX Jul 20, 2013 @ 1:32pm 
Well depending on how many bones you select at once, this can happen. Even on my beast of a system things can slow down like crazy if I'm manipulating all the bones on a model at once. I'm curious, does this happen with static props as well as character models? If it does then my theory is basically blown.
TonicThePossy Jul 20, 2013 @ 2:25pm 
I tried with a static crate model, and the problem still persists.
It seems to be that white square or any main element of a manipulator tool that causes the drops.

For the record, I tried to downgrade to an earlier version of SFM. It didn't work.
(cafeQ) Grayback Jul 25, 2013 @ 6:14am 
Hey there, Had the same problem, i wasn't able to fix it, but i found a workaround. For me using the secondary viewport instead of the primary viewport completely removed the lag. Good luck!
Mary Berry Jul 25, 2013 @ 12:20pm 
Turning off lighting can help a whole lot, actually.
TonicThePossy Jul 25, 2013 @ 12:46pm 
Sorry for the delay people, I found out that the map itself was causing the issue. Not sure why. It wasn't a custom even. Just bugged out.
(cafeQ) Grayback Jul 25, 2013 @ 1:51pm 
Worked for about an hour or two, now its back on both.
(cafeQ) Grayback Jul 26, 2013 @ 10:10am 
Hello Tonic, I tried several maps but it didn't resolve my issue. I'm still searching around, very annoying problem.
TonicThePossy Jul 26, 2013 @ 10:52am 
Well pal, as I said, I don't know the reason it got fixed. It was just an odd occurrence with one map.
(cafeQ) Grayback Jul 29, 2013 @ 10:01am 
I think i finally found out the problem. I have a shot that is very long (15 minutes). If the selection range in the motion editor is too large, and the manipulator on screen, then it will lag. I only need to reduce my motion range and everything is perfect :).
Ferexes Jul 29, 2013 @ 8:17pm 
Haha, a shot for 15 minutes definitely is a way to lag your SFM.
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