Why does vertex painting on a large mesh cause my frame rate to drop?
I thought it would be nice to test the new ue4 out by rebuilding my project that I was making in udk to ue4. Only when I wanted to start vertex painting the terrain (which is an imported static mesh) I noticed that everything became very laggy, the fps went down from 56~ to 18~ fps and that was only by hovering my mouse above the terrain, when I started to paint the engine froze for about a minute without even seeing what you painted, only when it stopped freezing could you see what you had painted. I did this a few times until I opened the task manager and saw that ue4 was using 12gb of ram (and I think it could go even higher if I continued painting).
The terrain has about 7000 vertices, but I got the same problem on a mesh that had 3500 vertices, only static meshes with much lower vertex count didn't have this problem. When I painted the terrain in udk I didn't have a problem at all.
So my question is is this a bug? Does anyone else have the same problem?
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answered Oct 03 '14 at 01:55 PM
This sort of happened to me, whenever i was vertex painting a large mesh i'm using for terrain, if i was still in vertex paint mode, and then hit play, fps would be super low, if i went out of vertex paint and in to object selection, then hit play, fps would go back up.
answered Apr 26 '19 at 11:49 AM
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