Ok, so I just started using blender a week or so ago and I’ve sort of run into a problem that makes 2.5 a pain to use (I am using 2.5 because 2.49 is really slow for some reason and I like the UI feel of 2.5 anyway).
Whenever I try to place a background image on my scene, so I can model off of it, I get huge slowdown to the point where it’s terribly frustrating (only other object being a cube). When not using a background image, everything works just fine.
I read some other posts that had this problem, but they had ATI graphics cards. I did also try the work around by placing a plane, UV unwrapping, then placing a texture image over it using the UV mapping setting, but for some reason it wouldn’t display the image properly while the viewing window was in texture mode (texture was just plain white for some reason). When rendered you could see that the image was properly mapped however.
Anyways, I really just want the built in functionality to work because I want the image to appear in a few direction (Front and Right ortho) anyway.
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100226-1909)
Processor: AMD Phenom™ 9500 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3072MB RAM
Page File: 1299MB used, 4841MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.1)
Chip type: GeForce 9600 GSO
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0610&SUBSYS_23851682&REV_A2
Display Memory: 2033 MB
Dedicated Memory: 753 MB
Shared Memory: 1279 MB
Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (59Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: X223W
Monitor Id: ACR000D
Native Mode: 1680 x 1050§ (59.954Hz)
Output Type: DVI
Driver Name: nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll
Driver File Version: 8.15.0011.8593 (English)
Driver Version: 184.108.40.20693
DDI Version: 10
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 7/13/2009 18:16:11, 7592960 bytes
WHQL Logo’d: Yes
BTW: Maybe this info might clear up why 2.49 is also incredibly slow for me as well. It doesn’t matter really though, because 2.5 is much more pleasing to me