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07 Dec, 2019 09:11 AM

Hi! I wanted to ask you one thing. I have a Macbook 12. He is not the king of speed. As it generates a picture that has many elements, it starts to work much slower. Nodebox 3 is not a demanding program at all, right? Does it use cpu or gpu when generating?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by john on 07 Dec, 2019 09:56 AM

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    NodeBox can be slow sometimes, even on a fast CPU. It can handle thousands of elements, but with hundreds of thousands of elements it will bog down.

    Sometimes, though, a simple mistake can create lists with a million elements without you realizing it. Each element might be drawn on top of itself a thousand times. To guard against this I routinely switch to data mode and scroll down to see how many elements are in my lists.

    Nodebox does use memory, and allocating more memory can sometimes help. Here is an old thread that describes how to do this on a Mac. It still works on current Macs:


    It also sometimes helps to save your code, quit, and restart.

    If you get desperate, send my your code and I'll check it for inefficiencies. Good luck!


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