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Tyro

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I didn't start an overall field-test, but by just changing SketchUps's priority settings inside WinXp's task manager from 'normal' to 'high' while rendering it increased the render time by approximately 10% ! (Normal settings)

So running a 10h noisy render you could save up to 1h ... well, after 10h it wouldn't matter anyway, I guess, but time is still money, isn't it?

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I lost you here Tyro. Is the render time decreased or increased with changing priority.

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Mmh, sorry for the 'unclearness' of this ...

By forcing WinXP to handle SketchUp with high priority the RENDER TIME DECREASES (the performance increases, so to speak) ... so your renders will be finished in a shorter time, faster, quicker, earlier, whatever ... it's hard to express oneself in a foreign language, you know ...

So I hope I made myself clear enough  ...

Maybe some of you want to try that, too and post their own results. Maybe I've been just lucky with my try ... but 10% are 10%.

And if the SketchUp priority in Windows is actually affecting render times, there might be a chance to apply a priority switch inside Podium v2 to force it to run faster  ... just a thought.

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Now I understand. Thank you. If there is gain in speed that is great news. Must try it.

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it true. i practise this trick also when needed quick render.

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