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[SOLVED] Incredibly slow AUTOPO (3DC 4.1)

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Hello everyone!

To be honest, I'm not positive if I only missed some setting that will turn off complex calculations I don't need. But, after having updated to version 4.1, the AUTOPO function will take a very long time.

I did not measure the time, but I'd say it takes about 10 times longer than it used to in version 4.0.

Even if I set the quality to "Draft quality - fastest", there will not be a major difference.


Also, when AUTOPO is finally finished, the mesh will not have the polycount I chose in the dialogue window (difference of about 1000 polys). If I remember correctly, in 4.0, the resulting meshes used to have differences of about 50 polygons.


I am using the Mac OS version of 3D-Coat on Mac OS 10.7.5.


Many thanks in advance for any help!



Edited by Shu

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Sounds like a bug, I would file a Mantis report on this for certain.

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Hello Javis!

Thank you for your answer!


You are talking about

http://3d-coat.com/mantis/my_view_page.php , right?


Also, while this problem occurs, is there a way I can use both, version 4.0 and 4.1 at the same time?

So that I can use the new features of 4.1 and still get retopo done in 4.0?

Because right now, if I understand this correctly, I have to uninstall the license, register it on the other version and restart my computer each time I want to use a different version.

For safety\anti-piracy reasons that's probably not possible, though, is it?




I have reported this problem:


Edited by Shu

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Alright, these problems have been solved.

"DecimateIfAbove" has to be used and there has to be set a moderate number.


"Setting big value of decimation limit will lead to quality degradation and drastical slowdown.

Best value - 40. If it destroys details - try 50 or 60, but anything above 100 is not good" (Andrew)

http://3d-coat.com/mantis/view.php?id=1464 )

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