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Author Topic: Running Lumion- Optimal Solution  (Read 1512 times)

Sarah311083

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Running Lumion- Optimal Solution
« on: November 29, 2012, 05:33:38 pm »
November 29, 2012, 05:33:38 pm
Hi,

I have been running lumion through bootcamp on my imac and laptop, but wish to make the program and rendering times run faster.

The specs of my imac are:
Processor: 2.5 HGz Intel Core i5
Memory: 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Graphics Card:  AMD RADEON HD 6750M

I have considered more ram for my imac, a new graphics card, or a new pc, but do not know what would be best or most cost effective, and so would greatly appreciate some help and advice.

I also have the problem of not being able to use my computer while Lumion is rendering, and so would also welcome a solution to this.

I look forward to hearing your comments.

Thanks,

Sarah

Re: Running Lumion- Optimal Solution
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2012, 06:05:31 pm »
November 29, 2012, 06:05:31 pm
Hi Sarah, we generally recommend PCs instead of Macs, as the Windows graphics card driver software that Apple provide for the iMac graphics cards is outdated and error-prone.

That aside, your graphics card is unfortunately at the low end in terms of performance (just over 1,600 PassMark points):
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=Radeon+HD+6750M&id=283

We recommend 1,500 PassMark points for simple scenes in Lumion.

You would also benefit from having more RAM as well as the 64-bit version of Windows - there's more information here:
http://lumion3d.com/forum/f-a-q/how-to-reduce-render-times-in-lumion/
http://lumion3d.com/forum/f-a-q/lumion-2-minimum-hardware-requirements/
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