Artifacts with Rendering or Labeling

These problems may be due to heavy use of Open GL drivers or there may be some interference with the Open GL driver. To correct these problems, try the following steps:

  • Update Drivers

Make sure you have the latest drivers installed for your graphics hardware. Check the hardware manufacturer’s Web site for details.

  • Set Hardware Acceleration

Do not change the hardware acceleration setting for your graphics hardware. Leave the setting at either the factory default, or at the highest acceleratiion level.

  • Downsample Textures

This is found under Settings > General Preferences, on the Rendering tab. This allows you to specify the level at which very large, detailed textures will be downsampled (simplified). If you have large textures applied to your parts, this can speed up your display performance.
Note that this applies only to the part as it is displayed on the screen, and does not affect how the part actually prints.

  • Set Fast Rendering

Set 3DPrint to use Fast Rendering for what’s currently displayed by selecting View > Fast Render. You may also want to change the default Fast Rendering settings to reduce the number of facets being displayed. These are found under Settings > General Preferences, on the Rendering tab.

  • Force fast rendering for individual parts

Make sure this is turned on. Models larger than this setting will be fast rendered, even if the rest of the build is not. Try setting to a lower number.

  • Force fast rendering for total display larger than xxx thousand facets

Make sure this is turned on. Total displays larger than this setting will be fast rendered. Try setting to a lower number.

If the above steps do not solve the problem, please contact your local Reseller, or visit the Support section of our Web site at https://support.3dsystems.com.