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vst~ Pluggos – parameters view eating CPU

March 24, 2006 | 1:09 am

Couldn’t tell if this is an issue introduced with the ‘Plugins dot 4
maintenance release. But I’ve just found out that VST Pluggo Plugins,
inside MaxMSP patches, are eating up my CPU when the ‘Parameters view’
is active. The Activity Monitor shows a drastic increase in CPU usage,
when ‘Parameters’ view is open. ‘Interface’ view doesn’t show this
behavior. This is true for homemade Pluggos as well as plugins from
Pluggo Junior.

I’ve made some screenshots that illustrates the issue:
< http://sonicescape.net/1_no_view.png>
<
http://sonicescape.net/2_interface_view.png>
<
http://sonicescape.net/3_parameters_view.png>

System:
PowerBook 1.33 Ghz
OS X 10.4.5
MaxMSP 4.5.7
Pluggo JR 3.5.4

/J


March 24, 2006 | 1:15 am

(Sending this again since the links didn’t show up in the forum with the
first mail)

Couldn’t tell if this is an issue introduced with the ‘Plugins dot 4
maintenance release. But I’ve just found out that VST Pluggo Plugins,
inside MaxMSP patches, are eating up my CPU when the ‘Parameters view’
is active. The Activity Monitor shows a drastic increase in CPU usage,
when ‘Parameters’ view is open. ‘Interface’ view doesn’t show this
behavior. This is true for homemade Pluggos as well as plugins from
Pluggo Junior.

I’ve made some screenshots that illustrates the issue:
http://sonicescape.net/1_no_view.png
http://sonicescape.net/2_interface_view.png

http://sonicescape.net/3_parameters_view.png

System:
PowerBook 1.33 Ghz
OS X 10.4.5
MaxMSP 4.5.7
Pluggo JR 3.5.4

/J


March 24, 2006 | 2:26 am

Thanks for taking the time with the screenshots.

This is pretty interesting. There are loads of things we could look at to improve the performance of plugin display windows – and I can assure you they are being considered. Please don’t expect a quick fix though. I’m sure you are aware that keeping the UI window closed is much cheaper.

Cheers

Andrew


March 24, 2006 | 8:43 am

same here

This also happen for me within the DAW host (DP in my case).
DP’s CPU window show no variation, but the osx monitor does show an important one, and this is not slight actually !

And it seems clutter down the already slow DP…

Would that be better with the mach-o pluggo ?

Thanks in advance

Salvator


March 24, 2006 | 4:38 pm

Is the parameter view a java script UI?
That mioght increase the CPU usage.


March 24, 2006 | 5:52 pm

>Is the parameter view a java script UI?
>That mioght increase the CPU usage.

I don’t think so. As far as I can tell this Parameters view have been
around since long before any JavaScript was possible in Max.
Correct me if i’m wrong!

/J


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