Does GPU acceleration matter?

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Does GPU acceleration matter?

Post by RichardU » Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:47 am

I just upgraded from a GTX 770 to a GTX 1070. Benchmark scores are about double for fps. However ...

in ASP (latest version fully updated) on my Win10-64 Pro (fully updated) my time to render 3,600 frames to PNG was unchanged at 30 minutes for both the old card and the new card. I have GPU acceleration checked in both my display quality as well as Edit/Preferences.

Am I missing something, or does a faster GPU not make a difference?

Thanks, Richard
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Re: Does GPU acceleration matter?

Post by Greenlaw » Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:53 am

I don't think GPU affects final rendering at all in Anime Studio. I believe it only affects realtime interactivity/playback and preview animation performance.

(If I'm wrong about that, somebody please correct this.)
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Re: Does GPU acceleration matter?

Post by dkwroot » Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:38 am

GPU acceleration only works in the editor. At render time, only the CPU is used.
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Re: Does GPU acceleration matter?

Post by RichardU » Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:22 am

Bummer. But thanks for the info. I wonder if SM will beef up the rendering engine anytime soon.
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Re: Does GPU acceleration matter?

Post by JaMike » Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:16 pm

RichardU wrote: in ASP (latest version fully updated) on my Win10-64 Pro (fully updated) my time to render 3,600 frames to PNG was unchanged at 30 minutes
If you're complaining that 3600 frames in 30 minutes is slow, NEVER do 3D. :D
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Re: Does GPU acceleration matter?

Post by Greenlaw » Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:06 pm

JaMike wrote:If you're complaining that 3600 frames in 30 minutes is slow, NEVER do 3D. :D
I'm thrilled when I can get my 3D animation renders down to 10-15 minutes per frame. :D
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Re: Does GPU acceleration matter?

Post by RichardU » Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:16 pm

I wanna go fast!

It just seems a potential resource is going to waste. For that matter, I'd love to run a render farm with all my computers working together.
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Re: Does GPU acceleration matter?

Post by synthsin75 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:46 pm

Since you're allowed to install AS on up to three machines, you can use one to run the batch exporter while continuing to animate on another.
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Re: Does GPU acceleration matter?

Post by Psmith » Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:34 pm

It just goes to show ya' - it's never enough.

Especially in the software industry.



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Re: Does GPU acceleration matter?

Post by synthsin75 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:08 pm

Yeah, one of these days we'll just have a metal spike we shove into the back of our heads and hit the "make awesome animation" button with the "instant render and upload" option checked.
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Re: Does GPU acceleration matter?

Post by Greenlaw » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:29 pm

Actually, I would be all for a native network render controller for ASP/Moho.

At my workplace, we have ASP working with the studio render farm but I know it took a bit of custom coding to make it work that is beyond my meager programming skills.

If there was an 'easy to setup' native controller in ASP/Moho, I'm sure I would use it with the small render farm in my home studio.
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Re: Does GPU acceleration matter?

Post by chucky » Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:47 am

RichardU wrote:I just upgraded from a GTX 770 to a GTX 1070. Benchmark scores are about double for fps. However ...

in ASP (latest version fully updated) on my Win10-64 Pro (fully updated) my time to render 3,600 frames to PNG was unchanged at 30 minutes for both the old card and the new card. I have GPU acceleration checked in both my display quality as well as Edit/Preferences.

Am I missing something, or does a faster GPU not make a difference?

Thanks, Richard
Hey Richard, was there any display improvements with the 1070 in ASP?
I'd love know if frame rate, masking display , polygoning and all those things are better with the new card. :?:
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Re: Does GPU acceleration matter?

Post by Greenlaw » Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:58 am

Yes, I'd especially like to know if masking previews are improved.
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Re: Does GPU acceleration matter?

Post by Oddernod » Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:19 am

Did I read somewhere that Cartoon Saloon (or another studio) had ASP patched into Deadline and their render farm — or am I imagining things?
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Re: Does GPU acceleration matter?

Post by chucky » Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:32 am

I wouldn't expect gpu to effect rendering without a gpu render toggle (as apps have for that ), I AM curious to see how much a 1070 improves display speed though and all that stuff.
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