1117Re: [PanoToolsNG] Re: Smartblend speed and PTgui
- Aug 1, 2006
> --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, "Dave 360texas.com"Only the jpegs generated by the Preview button will be left on the
> <texas360dave@...> wrote:
>> I think PTgui and Blending occurs on the Harddrive. I noticed a
>> 1/3rd decrease in stitching/blending time when in PTgui I assigned
>> my 80gb external hard drive PTgui workspace.
>> I also noticed that PTgui creates TMP work files on my external HD
>> because I found 8 of them. I ask Joost if it was safe to remove
>> them. He said yes, PTgui 5.8.4 creates them but does not remove
>> them after closing the program.
drive; PTGui cannot delete them because the preview application may
still be running. All other temp files are cleaned up properly.
> I Networked my PC and Mac, and assigned the Mac's hard drive as anDepends on what the speed bottleneck is. It's quite possible that the
> additional temporary directory. Seemed to work well as I needed
> access to more HD space. But would writing to the Mac's larger /
> faster drive provide a speed benefit, especially since the rendering
> was being done over the network?
networking overhead slows down the transfer speed. Just try by stitching
a large panorama.
Some hardware recommendations (2.18):
> I'll have to try that again.Enblend/smartblend will not use PTGui's temp dir setting. I'm not sure
> Now - what about Enblend / Smartblend. Will they also use the
> external drive (if set as the preferred directory in PTgui's
> preferences) to write their temp files to. I know that on the Mac
> (when using Xblend to pBlend to Enblend combo) that the files are
> written to the boot directory (unless Enblend is started from the
> command line, I think).
where they write temp files though.
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