[Sidefx-houdini-list] Point instancing

Francois-Xavier Boussard b.fx at free.fr
Thu Nov 27 06:15:04 EST 2008


hello,

Can you send a link to that thread ?
thanks
francois

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De: "Javier Meroño" <javiermerono at hotmail.com>
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I´ve noticed this as well, and there´s a thread I created at odforce about this.
Seems like Mantra doesn´t manage memory properly when it comes to instancing.
For me, the options right now are using true copies, or even better using delayed loading.

I hope this gets fixed soon.

Javier.

> Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2008 10:32:48 +0000
> From: andy at andynicholas.com
> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> Subject: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Point instancing
> 
> Hi guys,
> 
> Does anyone happen to know why instancing objects seems to take so long
> when rendering? I had  a bunch of points (about 20,000) and I just wanted
> to render some spheres at those locations. It ended up being much faster
> to just use a Copy SOP to create the geometry than using point instancing.
> I just wondered if I was doing something wrong?
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Andy
> 
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