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    Ray Trace vs CPU Usage?

    When selecting Ray Trace for a view...is it normal for the CPU Usage to max out? In shaded view and Realistic I am at 3-5%... But when I go to Ray Trace it cranks up to 100% when idle. As I move the model around it drops to 50%...but then it maxes out again and never drops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPwuzhere View Post
    When selecting Ray Trace for a view...is it normal for the CPU Usage to max out? In shaded view and Realistic I am at 3-5%... But when I go to Ray Trace it cranks up to 100% when idle. As I move the model around it drops to 50%...but then it maxes out again and never drops.
    This is the way ray trace is supposed to work. The Raytrace mode will continue to "refine" the view while idle. That is the CPU at 100%. The view is "rendering" while the mouse is still. Then when you chang ethe view the view is degraded (CPU 50%) and then refined again once you stop.

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