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Example #47a - How Many Sphere Models can the Altus Mapping Engine Handle?

How many sphere models can the Altus Mapping Engine handle? It depends on the hardware that is running the code. If you have a i7 machine with a beefy graphics card, the number will be much greater than if you are running on a cheap laptop. Many Altus clients are working on high-end mapping applications, and therefore choose to use high-end hardware to maximize the performance.

In this example, the code creates 400 spheres by default. Try panning, shift-panning and zooming to see how Altus performs. If you look at the code in the add3DModels function, you can change the X and Y loops to increase or decrease the number of models created. Remember that the main constraint is the power of the CPU and graphics card you use to run Altus.

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