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Crayox

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Really long saves
« on: July 03, 2021, 02:36:01 PM »
Hi guys,
I'm using a curb from the builtin library and will test more but I think ever since I use segment IDs for lowering of the curb my saves gotten really long! I mean it's a big scene with about 30 houses and long curb goes up and down but shouldn't RC like save only a "generator" and not the mesh that it generated? Even though it's showing in the viewport. The preview is in boxes. I hope I'm making sense.
I also noticed that save files are not bigger than they were and they are actually pretty small like 80MB but it takes like 5 mins to save.

Dragan

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Re: Really long saves
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2021, 07:57:34 PM »
It may not be a Railclone problem.
Try some cleanup scripts like:
https://3dground.net/en/prod/prune-scene-2180817
http://www.scriptspot.com/3ds-max/scripts/cleaner

Rokas

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Re: Really long saves
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2021, 07:34:09 AM »
As Dragan indicated, it really can be not a RailClone problem. We could check it if You have attached Your max file or sent it to us.
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Crayox

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Re: Really long saves
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2021, 09:52:00 AM »
Thanks guys. Tried PruneScene plugin but it didn't help. The scene save with everything in it takes 2:18 minutes. When I delete the RC curb it takes 25s. I just tried merging that object into an empty scene and now it saves for a bit less than 6 mins lol! Yes that's minutes. I'm sending a file. Please be patient for it may take a while to load too.

I also often see you guys sharing links for cool RC generators (or whatever they're called). Is there anywhere I can check the newer road/curb generators than the ones that come with RC?

Crayox

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Re: Really long saves
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2021, 10:35:08 AM »
Just noticed I used curve 200 steps (something I tested initially I guess) but also as I see it doesn't really affect the amount of details, it just makes it more smooth on corners. And yes, I can confirm now that when I used spline segment IDs 1 (so no curb lowering for cars) it saves pretty much instantly, but I after I change some segments to 2 save and scene behavior becomes terrible...almost unusable. So takes 6 mins to save a 10MB file.

Rokas

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Re: Really long saves
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2021, 10:49:44 AM »
Yes, that is what I noticed as well. "Drop" geometry segments are much denser in polygon counts so they do take longer to be deformed.

In this case I would set spline interpolations to max (100 ) and override it in RailClone with 1. While You are working in Max. Once You are ready to render change that to 0 to inherit smooth curves.
« Last Edit: July 05, 2021, 11:10:26 AM by Rokas »
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Crayox

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Re: Really long saves
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2021, 01:23:45 PM »
I see what you mean. Thanks for your assistance. The numbers I used were too high anyway. It's ok now when I use spline interpolation and RC override 0...so no override.