Build 1.1.028 - a single change only - increasing the number of segments per row

Discussion in 'Current Build Information' started by Lloyd Johnson, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. Lloyd Johnson

    Lloyd Johnson Administrator Staff Member

    Tom Lohman has developed a new index wheel that supports 180 segments per row and I had agreed to see if the software would support this. I had to make a few changes I wasn't expecting, but it is now working.

    However, don't be surprised if you run out of memory if you use 180 segments on too many rows. It is all based on how much Random Access Memory is available on your computer but I have gone up to 14,000 total segments. Also, be prepared to wait as it takes a LOT of resources to manage the painting of all those segments.
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  2. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    My current build 96 Segments per row and 75 rows with 7104 pieces went to 13320, slowed a little. However getting inconstant results with different repeats, this has been a recurring problem. Bumped it up to 93 rows and 16560 segments little choppy but no crash. At 101 rows and 17998 I got an error message 'Not enough memory to proceed' but program did not crash and rendered the bowl. Pushing it up to 109 rows and 19440, we are still going. Pushing the bowl height another inch we finally crash!!
    I did on another try get 117 rows and 20880 segments!! After that I got a chopped up bowl with missing rows.
    But, at that row count and segments the only one I see trying it is Tom "the Super Man" Lohman
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  3. Tom Lohman

    Tom Lohman Tom Lohman

    Thank you Lloyd! I will give a try and see what happens.
  4. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    Tom your not really going to try 180 segments are you??
  5. Tom Lohman

    Tom Lohman Tom Lohman

    I am, it might be a couple months from now but yes I will be trying it.
  6. Bob Beaupre

    Bob Beaupre Administrator Staff Member

    You going to go out and buy those little flat toothpick and make a bowl out of them? :)
  7. Glenn McCarron

    Glenn McCarron PRO Member

    Is there a segmented wood bowl record for the number of pieces? Guinness Book here we come?? I say we loosely as I really mean Tom!
  8. Tom Lohman

    Tom Lohman Tom Lohman

    I don't think that I will make the Guinness book of record yet, maybe sometime in the future, you never know ;). I have stock in the toothpick business, just trying to increase my net worth.:)
  9. Spinalot

    Spinalot PRO Member

    Tom has index plates for 288 segments and Easy-seg has weggies for up to 288. Someone will try, so be warned.
  10. Gary Beasley

    Gary Beasley PRO Member

    How much memory did the computer have that you crashed? Was it 32 or 64 bit operations?

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