Thanks very much. Are you aware that there is a resources allotment setting? Be sure to set "Intern" to "normal" and render overnight. Also, set threading to the optimum - 2 for a dual core processor, 4 for a quad.
Thank you Tom, I will check those settings..i always tend to render overnight..I think my main problem is that I usually run too many programs at once.. Bryce can render away while I play on Fractal Explorer or Ultra Fractal or such..but M3D seems to hammer my cpu and ram so I can't work on anything else...which makes me impatient Do you use the 3D navigator to explore or are you purely using number to achieve your results.. they are all vey well executed