New Topic: for me.
KantanMapper- having an issue. Texture problems, you say?
So after searching I (in my case) finally figured out it all came down to GPU power.
Meaning, the actual presence of a video card dedicated to process graphics.
See…I pushed the limits of my CPU when I first started playing with TD, up until recently.
Even with no GPU, my i7 was doing pretty incredible, cool things - kinect stuff, audio reactive stuff, video blends and multi-BASE arrays, and then I arrived at testing projection.
I really thought I would (at the very least) get a Frankenstein of an image or render output, visible even if it is on a cheap projector and horrible resolution- I would have been cool with that!
I honestly thought my CPU can handle something like that (again, because I was very impressed what it was able to do with those other arrays.)
“Why don’t I see it at least in the viewer of kantan and in my little rectangle1?”
Well…I could not get texture to output, after trying almost all solutions I could find.
I was hesitant to invest in a new GPU without really knowing where the problem was
I was thrown off by how many people WITH gpus were suffering from the same thing- which confused me even more. It was hard to deduce, since ‘having a gpu’ also seemed to be doing somewhat the same thing. No texture, right?
Finally- I bought a GPU (I’m embarrased to say which one, but lets jsut say she met TD’s minimum asks) …had to clean out my tower anyway and give it the once-in-a-bluemoon thorough cleaning.
Sure enough, when I cranked it up for the first time with a dedicated GPU (after the configuration of monitors drivers and the usual hassle at the beginning of installing a new or first video card) – WHAM!!
I launched TD hopeful, and when I dropped the standard NewProject.toe’s output into the Texture of a rectangle in the viewer of Kantan (to test it quickly), and switched the little X to a checkmark…voila! I now see it in the viewer, and of course coming out of the projector and onto whatever I have it pointed at.
I just wanted to share- this thread already has so many things but hopefully someone who needs this answer, who was in the same boat as I was, can finally take the next step from having no GPU to buying one.
It is just going to be necessary, and I have seen some (unanswered) poor soul’s call-for-help on this thread, who are also trying to run Kantan and do some projecting with only their CPU’s onboard graphics.
All I’m saying is that you CAN do some pretty cool things with a powerful CPU, but for kantanMapper, you just KANT. Haha.
Happy 2021v2 Summer!