Adjusting graphics profile for your environment

Profile_dialog

One of the most frequently asked questions we see is about the stability of the application. Fundamentally, in most cases, it’s the compatibility issue of graphics accelerators. It may be necessary to update the graphics driver, change the parameters to configure the graphics card, etc. to keep stable operations on 3DVIA Composer or 3DVIA Composer Player.

However, here is a very easy way to configure the settings.

Accessing Application Preferences in 3DVIA Composer:
Composer

Accessing Application Preferences in 3DVIA Composer Player:
Player

In both 3DVIA Composer and 3DVIA Composer Player, please find the Profile selection box at the top right corner of the Application Preferences dialog.

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Here, we have 4 choices to specify the graphics profile.

The “Safe” profile will not use the hardware accelerator at all. So, we can eliminate the issues related to graphics cards, and this is our recommended choice when you feel uncomfortable graphics behaviors. However, with this profile, the performance is painfully compromised.

On the other hand, if you have a very powerful graphics card, you might want to try “High quality” that gives you a set of rendering parameters to enjoy full graphics capabilities such as per-pixel lighting, shadows, ambient occlusion, and anti-aliasing. The “High speed” profile is optimized for faster performance, and the “Standard” profile is a balanced configuration for the speed and the quality.

Finally, in the Viewport section of Application Preferences, you can change parameters to customize and balance the performance and the rendering quality.

Shuji