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Gaieus

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Re: problem with lumion
« Reply #45 on: October 10, 2011, 12:04:54 pm »
October 10, 2011, 12:04:54 pm
I am not sure about the admin rights - I only suspect as since Vista, all Windows systems seem to be rather "anal" about this. :)

I have set everything needed to performance preferred (and to nVidia) in the global settings and will only experiment with Intel based settings exceptionally. I wonder for instance that if I set Lumion (not yet installed on that machine) and run it on nVidia, what happens if I browse the internet with Chrome using the integrated chipset in the meanwhile (since Lumion does not run in the background on the same card).

I am testing SketchUp on that new machine ATM however... ;)
Gai...

crprogs

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Re: problem with lumion
« Reply #46 on: October 10, 2011, 12:10:29 pm »
October 10, 2011, 12:10:29 pm
Good to hear that, cgprogs.

How is the performance in Lumion?
In 1920x1080 res. with max settings not quite smooth, but for scene editing it's more than enough (tested on existing examples).

Re: problem with lumion
« Reply #47 on: October 10, 2011, 12:41:10 pm »
October 10, 2011, 12:41:10 pm
In 1920x1080 res. with max settings not quite smooth, but for scene editing it's more than enough (tested on existing examples).

Thanks for letting us know :)
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Re: problem with lumion
« Reply #48 on: October 10, 2011, 12:42:37 pm »
October 10, 2011, 12:42:37 pm
I wonder for instance that if I set Lumion (not yet installed on that machine) and run it on nVidia, what happens if I browse the internet with Chrome using the integrated chipset in the meanwhile (since Lumion does not run in the background on the same card).

Hmm yes, it's probably best to save *everything* before experimenting with that :)
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Gaieus

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Re: problem with lumion
« Reply #49 on: October 10, 2011, 02:36:41 pm »
October 10, 2011, 02:36:41 pm
Haha. I would definitely not play around with my most laborious scenes this way. Also, it does not take long to switch to another computer until Lumion finishes on one (unless my wife is watching videos on it while ironing) ::)

It's merely for my curiosity (and that I have read questions about this but this is the first time I have a computer with two video cards)
Gai...

Re: problem with lumion
« Reply #50 on: October 10, 2011, 03:14:18 pm »
October 10, 2011, 03:14:18 pm
I'm guessing we'll see more and more dual-card PCs in the future. Did you already test Lumion on this PC? If so, what's the brand/model called and which graphics cards did it ship with?
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Gaieus

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Re: problem with lumion
« Reply #51 on: October 11, 2011, 02:29:17 pm »
October 11, 2011, 02:29:17 pm
It's an Acer Aspire 5951G with an i5 procesor (2.3 Ghz) a Nvidia Geforce 540M (1Gb), 4Gb RAM and a 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium. I know I could use some more RAM...

No, I haven't tested Lumion yet but I am certainly curious.

I have Tested SketchUp and Thea on it and it rocks with those programs.
Gai...

Re: problem with lumion
« Reply #52 on: October 11, 2011, 03:18:09 pm »
October 11, 2011, 03:18:09 pm
Sounds like a pretty cool notebook - let us know what the framerates are like if you get a chance to install Lumion on it in the future :)
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Gaieus

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Re: problem with lumion
« Reply #53 on: October 12, 2011, 12:30:51 pm »
October 12, 2011, 12:30:51 pm
I'll definitely will - I am just using it to test other software now and do not know where I end up with it. :D
Gai...

aries.

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Re: problem with lumion
« Reply #54 on: November 09, 2011, 09:27:26 am »
November 09, 2011, 09:27:26 am
oh i'm having the same problem here
i'm using notebook i5 2,4 GHz, 8 GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce GT 540M 2GB + intel HD grapchis (optimus tech)
and yes i already changed the Nvidia to the high-performance NVIDIA processor and added Lumion to customize program but stil the lumion didn't work  :(
could anyone help me please?

Re: problem with lumion
« Reply #55 on: November 09, 2011, 10:19:55 am »
November 09, 2011, 10:19:55 am
Hi Aries, did you also install the latest Nvidia driver?

It won't work if you're using an older driver:
http://lumion3d.com/forum/index.php?topic=943.msg12748#msg12748
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aries.

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Re: problem with lumion
« Reply #56 on: November 10, 2011, 09:05:11 am »
November 10, 2011, 09:05:11 am
hi morten thx for helping!
yes i did update the NVIDIA, and change window to basic window and it's working perfectly!
thx again morten :)

Re: problem with lumion
« Reply #57 on: November 10, 2011, 10:54:17 am »
November 10, 2011, 10:54:17 am
Good to hear that.
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bozans

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Re: problem with lumion
« Reply #58 on: December 05, 2011, 09:13:11 pm »
December 05, 2011, 09:13:11 pm
Same problem here. Notebook Dell Inspirion n5110 (i3) with Intel HD 3000 graphics, after Lumion starts fine it crashes when I choose a scene. On my desktop computer (AMD Phenom II, ATI HD4550) it loads fine and after it works slow, of course, but it works. I'm not expecting great performance on laptop either, but why doesn't it work as well? Is it some compatibility issue?

Re: problem with lumion
« Reply #59 on: December 06, 2011, 02:34:03 pm »
December 06, 2011, 02:34:03 pm
Your ATI Radeon HD 4550 gets 353 PassMark points:
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=Radeon+HD+4550

I'm not sure how this compares to your Intel HD 3000 (and you didn't mention if it has a secondary (faster) graphics card which is controlled by Optimus).

For simple scenes, you can get by with a card that has about 1,500 PassMark points. I say 1,500 to be on the safe side - it really depends on your expectations. Gaieus uses an Nvidia GTX 9800 for example, and he's reasonably happy with the performance, even though it "only" has 1095 PassMark points:
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

If you want to use Lumion for more complex scenes, you'll need a card with say, at least 2,500 PassMark points (avoid Quadro and FirePro cards).

And very complex scenes would benefit from a card with at least 3,000 PassMark points.

Performance depends very much on the resolution though. If you're only ever going to use Lumion at the native screen resolution of your laptop (for example 1366x768) you will not need as powerful a graphics card as if you were to connect it to an external monitor with a resolution of 1920x1080.
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