Hi once again,
Currently experimenting with ways to speed up workflow.
Recently experience quite significant slowdown and trying to narrow down what is causing it.
Both systems mentioned below use latest 3ds max and latest FP.
Since have two different machine, network mapped drive and solid performing local nvme drivers installed in each machine, managed to explore several situations:
1 . Each PC takes all assets from the nvme in three different scenarios - with FP and RC, without FP only and without FP and RC
2. Each PC takes all assets from the network mapped drive - with FP and RC, without FP only and without FP and RC
Observations are as follows:
1 - with FP and RC , both PCs (dual Xeon v4 and Amd 5950x with the assets onto nvme drives) open the scene in as expected. Speed performance is around 50 % better in the Ryzen system. Both show a strange message when manage to open the scene - "viewport shaders compiling", which takes quite significant amount of the time - between 2-4 min depending on the system.
As soon as delete the FP objects ( but leave the used proxies), both scenes load much, much quicker - both around 4 times faster. Turned out that not RC but FP objects slowed down the opening time of the scene, regardless of the system.
2 - with FP and RC, opening the scene from network mapped drive - the expected slowdown due to loading from raid 10 HDD array, just did not happen. Time necessary for the scene to open slightly increases, but not as expected considering the huge advantage of the nvme drives. Both systems were around 15 % slower than if all assets are onto nvme storage. If delete only the FP objects the very same situation as in scenario 1 occurs. Both machines open the scene much faster, this time only 3 times, and once again the "viewport shaders compiling" message is gone.
So my questions is: Why this message is showcased only when there are FP objects in the scene? Why when the message shows, there is additional computation time for the scene to become fully managable - for instance additional 25 % time on top when this message shows? Is there any way to turn off any 3ds max 2022 features to speed up opening of the scenes with Forst Pack as do not recall seeing this message with previously used 3ds max 2020 version?