[OpenSCAD] Advice optimizing render for large object
oz.at.michael at gmail.com
Mon Jun 6 19:15:33 EDT 2016
> Hi I am looking for some advice on how to optimize rendering on OpenSCAD.
> I am using geodata to produce a model of the US with counties heights
> sized by some associated value. Pulling the data from a database and
> generating the scad file using a python script.
> It takes a really long time to render (I actually haven't see it complete
> yet) and I was wondering if I am missing some optimisation tricks. In
> particular the geometries for each county shouldn't overlap at but I worry
> that SCAD is trying to compute unions assuming that they do.
> Would really appreciate any advice.
> The scad file can be grabbed here :
Unfortunately, ATM OpenSCAD does a top level union of all objects.
There is a change in the system to stop that, but I doubt it will be any
As you basically do many render() linear_extrude() polygon(); there is
little to optimise.
It may be worth trying the development snapshot, It will often be more
efficient than the official release, but not by huge amounts.
BTW, I have had renders of over 24hrs on complex things.
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