I’m trying to make a grid with the Array modifier. I have read it is recommended using Alpha Map to do this kind of grids. Anyway this is the file:
If you open it and in the right panel on Array modifier you enter 50 in “Count” and apply the changes, the response in Blender is heavy and slow. I am using Linux 64 bit, and I have an i7-3770, 8GB RAM and a nvidia GT 430. This problem would not surprise me if I see that my system depleted of resources. But this is not the case. The system monitors indicate that the CPU and the GPU not being used intensively. The GPU memory is used about 270MB of 1000MB. Just noticed an increase of RAM, between 2GB and 4GB.
I have the feeling that the problem is because Blender is not properly using all of my system resources.
Do you know what may be the cause of the problem?
(Tested on Blender 2.67b and 2.68a)