Hi everybody, this is my first post so be kind
I am somewhat new to blender, I used it a while back with version 2.0 but I am mainly a film producer/videographer/editor.
I just downloaded the newest version of Blender today.
When I first start it up it runs great. really smooth no problems at all. But after it has been running for about 5 min things will start to get really slow. and I’m not talking about choppy movement, it will let me rotate or zoom fine, but after I do so it seems to have to think for a while. I can’t even select any buttons. I ran the benchmark and it still showed that I had a sustained framerate of over 100fps, but selecting buttons is slow, everything I do is slow. It took my about 4 min just to save a small project that I was working on. The weird thing is, it doesnt matter if I have a lot of things going on, or just the default box on the screen. The longer that blender runs the slower it gets.
I am running a P4 2.4Ghz with 1 gig ram
I have an ATI radeon 9600XT and have never had 3d performance issues, (this really doesn’t seem like a performance issue as it will move and rotate fine, when it allows me to, but it gets really slow after I do so.
If I close and then reopen the project it is fine again for about 5 min. I tried to do a search on this problem but could find none. Any help would be much appreciated.