Find answers to common performance-related questions about Project Felix.

How does processor (CPU) speed influence Project Felix's performance?

3D assets are, in general, larger than 2D assets. Project Felix uses multi-threading and can consume as much computing power as is available on your computer. For this reason, it runs much faster on more recent multi-core hardware. Check the minimum and recommended hardware specifications.

If your computer is not quad-core and does not have at least an Intel i5 (or equivalent) processor, Project Felix may run a little slow. Operations like loading scenes and applying complex materials to 3D models may take significant time.

How does RAM availability influence Project Felix's performance?

3D scenes use RAM in proportion to the number of materials and 3D models in the scene. As you load more materials, more RAM is consumed. If your computer has 4 GB of RAM, you can usually load 4-5 complex materials in your scene before all the available RAM is consumed. Therefore, it's recommended that you run Project Felix on a system with at least 8 GB of RAM.

When your system runs out of available RAM, you may notice Project Felix and your computer running considerably slower. Closing Project Felix frees up the RAM it was using and makes your computer run faster again. This behavior is not specific to Felix; it is typical of any 3D graphics application.

How does your graphic card (GPU) influence Project Felix's performance?

3D scenes use Video RAM (VRAM) in proportion to the number of objects in the scene. If your computer does not have a large amount of VRAM (1 GB or more is recommended), the available VRAM may be consumed as your scene becomes more complex. When your system runs out of available VRAM, you may notice Project Felix and your computer getting considerably slow.

Closing Project Felix frees up the VRAM it was using and makes your computer run faster again. This behavior is not specific to Felix; it is typical of any 3D graphics application.

How does your hard drive speed influence Project Felix's performance?

Project Felix scenes can be large, especially when they use numerous materials. Scene files of size 1 GB are not uncommon. If your computer has a slow hard drive, you may observe that scenes load slowly.

SSD drives deliver the best performance with Project Felix and are, in general, always preferable.

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