3D effect takes forever to process

Engaged ,
Jan 18, 2021

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When I apply Effects > 3D > Bevel to text on my Mac, I get the spinning pizza wheel that tells me I have a long wait ahead. In fact, if I apply it just before I go to bed, it's often still processing when I wake up, and I have to shut down Illustrator and reopen it.

 

Is this normal? If so, is there any way to mitigate it?

 

Thanks.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 19, 2021

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Does that happen with all objects? Also with a simple square that has no stroke or effects applied?

 

Do you reboot the computer regularly?

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Engaged ,
Jan 19, 2021

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I haven't had a chance to test it with anything but text yet. I don't boot reboot my computer very often.

However, I just discovered that the problem apparently isn't nearly as serious when I use my older laptop (MacBook Pro). It's weird that I have the problem mostly with a more powerful laptop running the latest OSX.

But it sounds like this isn't a common problem, right?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 19, 2021

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It will appear with complex artwork.

So if you apply the effect to text, that qualifies for possible issues. Please try simple artwork.

And: how much RAM on the machine?

 

Also: rebooting the computer regularly cleans RAM and also prevents other issues from happening. Personal computers other than servers were never meant to run without rebooting.

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Feb 07, 2021

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Hi there,

 

Sorry to hear about your experience. In addition to earlier responses, I'd suggest following steps given on this community post(https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/resolve-slow-performance-and-unexpected-behaviors-in-illu...) & let us know if they help.

Looking forward to your response.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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