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Anthony
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Render animation time

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08-28-2012 09:17 AM

I have a simplistic model (4 parts, 10 or so screws) that I am trying to render an animation through using Studio with the lowest possible output settings, my concern is that the render time is extraordinary long even for the most basic of assembly, why is this ? I have also tried the animate when in an IPN file which does improve render time but the quality is not very good. I will now try using keyframe animation in Showcase to see if I can get an animation with good quality completed within the hour ! Has anyone else experience these VERY poor render times for basic animations or am I missing something here ? 

Anthony Goodwin ~ Cad Manager/Senior Designer
Autodesk Inventor Professional 2013 SP2 64-Bit Edition
Windows 7 HP Z400, Intel Xeon W3550 3.07GHz
12.0GB RAM, ATI FirePro V4800 (FireGL)
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Re: Render animation time

08-28-2012 10:58 AM in reply to: Anthony

this is happening to me me as well. i thought that i would be able to use the cloud to render but it doesn't appear that i can. 

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Re: Render animation time

08-28-2012 11:14 AM in reply to: Anthony

System specs?

Length of animation?

Post assembly here so others can test.

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Re: Render animation time

08-28-2012 11:30 AM in reply to: Anthony

system specs -

processor - Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920@2.67GHz

RAM - 12GB

Windows 7 (64 bit)

length of animation is 40 seconds. it is a fly by of a 4 pump water pumping station.

i cannot upload the assembly due to work regulations.

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Re: Render animation time

08-28-2012 12:30 PM in reply to: jared

What version of Inventor?
Have you installed all service packs?

Graphics card specs?

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Re: Render animation time

08-28-2012 12:59 PM in reply to: Anthony

inventor 2013

i don't believe there are any service packs available yet.

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Re: Render animation time

08-28-2012 01:05 PM in reply to: jared

jared wrote:

inventor 2013

i don't believe there are any service packs available yet.


How about this Update (I haven't read what it actually covers -might not be anything for Studio).

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=19656800&linkID=9242019

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Re: Render animation time

08-28-2012 01:20 PM in reply to: Anthony

yes i do have that update installed

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Re: Render animation time

08-29-2012 12:49 AM in reply to: jared

Inventor 2013 64-BIt Edition SP1 Beta

HP Z400 3.07GHz, 12GB RAM

ATI FirePro V4800(FireGL)

 

I have checked this spec out with our IT company and through posts on the internet , this spec meets and more than exceeds the requirements of Inventor however the render time is still chronically slow, is this a problem with IV itself, I cannot wait 2 days for a simple render animation 

Anthony Goodwin ~ Cad Manager/Senior Designer
Autodesk Inventor Professional 2013 SP2 64-Bit Edition
Windows 7 HP Z400, Intel Xeon W3550 3.07GHz
12.0GB RAM, ATI FirePro V4800 (FireGL)
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Re: Render animation time

08-30-2012 02:16 AM in reply to: Anthony

I have now tried to render a 10 second video in Showcase with the Ray Tracing visual style set and this is taking an painful amount of time (35% completed - Elapsed time = 10 minutes), can anyone advise on how to improve this ?

Anthony Goodwin ~ Cad Manager/Senior Designer
Autodesk Inventor Professional 2013 SP2 64-Bit Edition
Windows 7 HP Z400, Intel Xeon W3550 3.07GHz
12.0GB RAM, ATI FirePro V4800 (FireGL)

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