just a quick idea. It happens a lot that i have to wait for some operation in max. its shorter than rendering for 2 hours, but its way longer
for normal interaction with program. like lets say creating blob mesh, applying multires, substracting objects via booleans or subdivision.. or something like that. I have always task manager window opend and minimised in try bar,
so i see how much my processor is owerloaded. but I have to sit there and waite, staring at that small indicator, till I can finally move my mouse again. thats so annoying.
couldn’t we have a small beep? lets say max starts to use 100 cpu power, for longer then, dono, 20 s. our beeper program monitors this cpu usage. and after cpu usage for max goes down dono, 10 % lets say beeper still waits a bit to make sure its not a temporary
pose in cpu usage by max, and lets  say after 5s. it beeps. meanwhile, user, has applied some heavy operation, and went to make cafe. and he doesn’t need to look at cpu usage indicator, all i care about
is my coffee, till i hear the beep.
i think it could be helpful, or? annoying? of course it should not be on by default, and user could turn it on only if he or she needs it…

What u say?

2 thoughts on “beeping max

  1. There’s a nice implementation of this in Rhino.

    You supply a list of commands, a minimum wait time, and a wav file. When any of the listed commands takes longer than the wait time, when they finish it will play the wav file.

  2. wou. Finnigen, u commented even before i did a spellchek on my post! that is insane :)

    but yes, rhino seems to have a nice tool here, thats exactly what i miss in max.
    , Finnigan, thanks for coment1

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