Benchmarking a Simulation with MAXScript

 
 
 

ProfileTools is a hidden interface that you can access via MAXScript. It lets you see the amount of time it takes for the MassFX engine to calculate a frame or a range in a simulation. This can help you to understand the toll imposed by certain settings in the engine, potentially leading to a better-optimized and more-versatile simulation.

Properties

.useProfileTools : bool : Read|Write

Methods

<float>getCalcTime <time>time

<float>getCalcTimeForInterval <time>timeStart <time>timeEnd

Usage & Examples

-- assign the MassFX World helper to a variable

PFX = $'MassFX World 01'

OK

-- check to see if ProfileTools is enabled

PFX.useProfileTools

false

-- enable profile tools

PFX.useProfileTools = true

true

-- check the simulation time for the current frame

PFX.getCalcTime currentTime

-- check the simulation time for the animation range

PFX.getCalcTimeForInterval animationRange.start animationRange.end