Geomview For Windows?
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Re: A different yet similar question...
It might possibly become bearable to adjust the view if you turn off most of the display while it moves. For example, you could type "af" in the graphics window to turn off face drawing, then rotate using only the bounding box as a guide, then "af" again to view. Or if displaying a wire frame is fast enough, typing "afae" would toggle faces off/edges on. Another option: can you produce a simplified version of the object? Not sure how well this would work, but you might e.g. randomly select every Nth face of an OFF object, producing a new object. Load both the complete object and the sampled one into geomview, turning normalization off. Select the complete version and turn off face drawing. Use "orbit" mode to move the camera around (you could rotate the world instead, but with orbit mode you can simply leave the complete-version selected). Toggle face drawing on the complete version when the time seems ripe. As for SGI vs. Sun: yes, you'll find graphics on almost any Iris to be substantially faster. Here are some benchmarks; I've selected just the Sun and Iris times, omitting other systems. Note times are milliseconds, so larger numbers are slower. Even a Sparc-10 Sun rates among the slower Irises. # Tests: "polygon" : 1620 small flat-shaded LIGHTED polygons # "matrix" : 30 vectors x 115 matrices # "tmesh" : flat-shaded LIGHTED tmesh sphere: 35 rows of 70 tri's # (Uses tmesh primitive on SGI; other platforms just # draw 35x35 quadrilateral mesh) # All tests in 200x200 window; all polygons are flat-shaded and LIGHTED. # Times are milliseconds per test cycle. polygon matrix tmesh Sun: X Geomview 1250 1250 980 godel (Sparc IPC GX, X11R5 server) Pers Iris 25G 400 900 400 bolyai (Personal Iris 4D/25G) Indy 8bit PCach 275 500 260 48MB Indy,8bit,primary cache only Sparc-10, X11R5 257 280 205 Sparcstation 10, X11R5 server R3000 Basic 175 310 130 ricci(R3K Indigo/basic graphics) Pers Iris 30G 240 163 228 euclid (Pers Iris 4D/30G) Pers Iris 20GT 116 360 119 nielsen (Pers Iris 4D/20GT) R3000 XS24 137 99 84 weyl (R3000 Indigo XS24Z) Indigo-2 XZ 76 59 45 abel (Indigo-2 XZ) R4000 XZ 69 60 42 banach (R4000 Indigo XZ) R4000 Elan 43 89 lebesgue.msri.org (R4000 Elan) Indigo-2 Extreme 24 52 15 nonabel (Indigo-2 Extreme) Crimson VGX 25 61 12 gauss (Crimson VGX) - Stuart
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