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Lightning Fast Animation in Element 3D by Ty Audronis

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Chapter 8. Optimizing Performance

So you've learned the basics. You've even learned some advanced techniques. However, before you can be a master of all things 3D, you need to know how to get the ideas that you've thought of rendered before your great grandchildren are born!

What affects render times?

The answer is simple: everything! From the specifications of your computer to your texture sizes to how fragmented your disk drives are, and so on, the list of what affects render times is long, very long. An entire book could be written on just this question; however, we'll keep it simple and the most relevant for Element.

If you keep what this chapter covers in mind, you'll be able to prioritize the facets of your animation so you can effectively ...

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