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Benoit Alexis (alexisb38)
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User Since
Dec 3 2018, 3:58 PM (139 w, 1 d)

Started playing with blender in 2006
Went to CG school for 3 years from 2012, forced to study Maya and 3DS Max
Started freelancing in 2015, gladly leaving the Autodesk family behind

Recent Activity

Fri, Jul 9

Benoit Alexis (alexisb38) created T89759: Baking normals discards Mirror modifier.
Fri, Jul 9, 2:36 PM · BF Blender

May 28 2021

Benoit Alexis (alexisb38) created T88648: Baking time on diffuse - color only is highly impacted by vertex count on other objects.
May 28 2021, 1:00 PM · BF Blender

Mar 11 2021

Benoit Alexis (alexisb38) added a comment to T86478: why every time I run the blender it always lags until it's not responding, even though I'm using RTX 2060?.

This looks like a very high poly model, skinned, with a weld modifier on top of it. Armature deforming a mesh is a cpu intensive process and the workload depends on the number of vertices. Try to limit the number of vertices by decimating (unsubdividing) your mesh, and apply the decimate modifier before skinning your model.

Mar 11 2021, 9:58 AM · BF Blender

Jan 18 2021

Benoit Alexis (alexisb38) awarded D8028: Let touchpad's and touchscreen's gestures to be meaningful for blender in Windows system a Mountain of Wealth token.
Jan 18 2021, 11:07 AM · User Interface

Jan 2 2021

Benoit Alexis (alexisb38) created T84321: X axis mirror on model built with Export Paper Model.
Jan 2 2021, 12:12 PM · Add-ons (Community)

Dec 15 2020

Benoit Alexis (alexisb38) created T83803: Large amount of hair particles gives slow playback while emitter is hidden.
Dec 15 2020, 4:35 PM · Dependency Graph, Animation & Rigging, BF Blender

Nov 9 2020

Benoit Alexis (alexisb38) added a comment to T82424: Slow start with custom userprefs.

Alright I found the culprit. After taking the computer home from work, I still had a network drive that couldn't be accessed. It was also causing explorer to freeze randomly from time to time.
Disconnecting the drive for good (took a while, even a right click on the drive was causing explorer to freeze for a solid 30 seconds), blender is now faster to launch than explorer.
I am still curious as to why starting blender as administrator was somehow bypassing the issue ?

Nov 9 2020, 5:47 PM · Add-ons (BF-Blender)
Benoit Alexis (alexisb38) added a comment to T82424: Slow start with custom userprefs.

I just figured something out : Launching blender with administrators rights makes it start much faster. I tested both with the installed version and the portable one.
I'll just do this for now...

Nov 9 2020, 10:23 AM · Add-ons (BF-Blender)

Nov 6 2020

Benoit Alexis (alexisb38) added a comment to T82424: Slow start with custom userprefs.

I did a few tests :
I was initially using Blender Launcher, so I deleted all my installs and started fresh with the installer off blender.org
It takes roughly 20-25 seconds to start the first time. I close, start again, it's instantaneous.
(When I say it takes 20 seconds, a blank, light gray, full screen blender window opens with the rotating cursor.)
I install the blender cloud addon, login, load the preferences, close.
Almost a whole minute to start it again.
Disable the addons, remove the user prefs folder, close, 25 seconds to start.
Close, re open : instantaneous.
Close, re open : 25 seconds.
I change a few keymaps to regenerate a userprefs file, close re open : 25 seconds...
Is there a log somewhere that might show what is happening ? The system console is empty apart from :

Nov 6 2020, 10:40 AM · Add-ons (BF-Blender)

Nov 5 2020

Benoit Alexis (alexisb38) created T82424: Slow start with custom userprefs.
Nov 5 2020, 10:09 AM · Add-ons (BF-Blender)

Oct 23 2020

Benoit Alexis (alexisb38) awarded D9292: Sculpt: Preserve Face Sets shape option for Smooth a Love token.
Oct 23 2020, 12:38 PM

Oct 16 2020

Benoit Alexis (alexisb38) updated the task description for T81768: Uncheck Save Copy freezes on next render - Mutex is still locked.
Oct 16 2020, 12:37 PM · Render & Cycles, BF Blender
Benoit Alexis (alexisb38) created T81768: Uncheck Save Copy freezes on next render - Mutex is still locked.
Oct 16 2020, 12:34 PM · Render & Cycles, BF Blender

Sep 8 2020

Benoit Alexis (alexisb38) created T80586: File Browser unable to rename with Upper/Lower case.
Sep 8 2020, 9:33 AM · User Interface, BF Blender

Aug 31 2020

Benoit Alexis (alexisb38) updated the task description for T80271: Very slow viewport shading with procedural bump map.
Aug 31 2020, 10:14 AM · BF Blender
Benoit Alexis (alexisb38) created T80271: Very slow viewport shading with procedural bump map.
Aug 31 2020, 9:58 AM · BF Blender

Dec 4 2019

Benoit Alexis (alexisb38) added a comment to T72118: Render in new window on a screen with different resolution is glitchy .

Is it the same problem described here? T71334

Dec 4 2019, 7:31 PM · BF Blender

Dec 2 2019

Benoit Alexis (alexisb38) created T72120: Re-render after saving a render result as image with 'Copy' option turned OFF makes blender unresponsive.
Dec 2 2019, 3:35 PM · User Interface, Images & Movies, BF Blender
Benoit Alexis (alexisb38) created T72118: Render in new window on a screen with different resolution is glitchy .
Dec 2 2019, 3:23 PM · BF Blender

Oct 10 2019

Benoit Alexis (alexisb38) updated Benoit Alexis (alexisb38).
Oct 10 2019, 11:59 AM
Benoit Alexis (alexisb38) added a comment to T70642: Bake All Dynamics not baking hair particles.

Thank you very much for your time ! here is the new report for the "vanishing cache" : T70696

Oct 10 2019, 11:47 AM · Nodes & Physics, BF Blender
Benoit Alexis (alexisb38) created T70696: Hair particle systems' caches vanishing.
Oct 10 2019, 11:34 AM · Nodes & Physics, BF Blender

Oct 9 2019

Benoit Alexis (alexisb38) added a comment to T70642: Bake All Dynamics not baking hair particles.

Thanks for your reply. I've made some further investigating. I did notice what you suggested about two systems on a single object being baked simultaneously.
It is true when Disk Cache is enabled for both systems, and no name is given to the cache. When I bake only one, I see in the cache folder that two sets of .bphys are created for each frame. Named #_00.bphys and #_01.bphys

Oct 9 2019, 2:41 PM · Nodes & Physics, BF Blender

Oct 8 2019

Benoit Alexis (alexisb38) created T70642: Bake All Dynamics not baking hair particles.
Oct 8 2019, 3:44 PM · Nodes & Physics, BF Blender

Apr 16 2019

Benoit Alexis (alexisb38) created T63656: Graph editor extrapolation make cyclic very slow.
Apr 16 2019, 10:53 AM · BF Blender

Dec 3 2018

Benoit Alexis (alexisb38) added a comment to T58619: Blender 2.80 beta UV editing mesh disappearing.

No it doesn't happen when not in local view. I Did not realise that I actually was in local view. Thanks !
But I guess it is still a glitch as this is not supposed to happen even in local view ?
I just checked in an empty scene with the default cube, even moving a face in the modeling window will make the object disappear. Seems to be a problem with the local view in general.

Dec 3 2018, 7:03 PM · BF Blender
Benoit Alexis (alexisb38) added a comment to T58619: Blender 2.80 beta UV editing mesh disappearing.

Thank you for your quick reply, here is a video and the blendfile.

Dec 3 2018, 6:43 PM · BF Blender
Benoit Alexis (alexisb38) created T58619: Blender 2.80 beta UV editing mesh disappearing.
Dec 3 2018, 4:05 PM · BF Blender