Ahoy all. Pretty new to max, and my first sizable patch is getting pretty choppy. It starts off great, but as I use it it gets laggy fast. The macbook pro I'm using is almost brand new, and activity monitor doesn't show much of a strain at all on the CPU or memory. I just wanted to ask - is this typical? Is it common for max's performance to be pretty independent of how hard Activity Monitor says your machine is working? Seems like it'd just use more resources if it was struggling.
Happy to post my patch or go into great detail if anybody so desires, but I'll just say at this point that it's using groove~, a few basic effects, and jit.gl.text3d.