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

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.
 

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
 

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!
 

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.:)
 

Spinalot

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