I’ve a little bit of a problem here with my sketchup 8.0.1.something.
My computer is about 5 years old and I hate updating stuffs. Because once I update some stuffs suddenly other stuffs stop working. My computer runs win vista home on 64 and my nvidia is a 250 geforce or whatever. Drivers from 2010. Works with sketchup like a charm, without me even touching anti-aliasing settings in either sketchup or the nvidia control panel.
Besides sketchuping I also play wow (feel free to laugh, if you must). Yesterday there was a wow patch that basically forced me to update the video drivers because I couldn’t see my characters in the game. Hooray, wow now works fine.
The problem is, my sketchup now looks like… well… you know. Every single line in sketchup is jagged, unless I stick to the preset left right front back top or iso points of view, which is pretty much a no go.
What puzzles me is the fact that with the same hardware but with newer drivers, sketchup looks a lot worse than it used to with my old drivers. I don’t get it in the least.
And before you ask, I’ve done the driver update a couple of months back and as soon as I saw the way sketchup looked I just rolled back to my 2010 drivers and everything went back to peachy. Unfortunately, I do play wow for about 30 mins every day, so it’s kinda annoying to keep rolling video drivers back and forth.
I have tried to play with the nvidia control panel anti aliasing settings - since the opengl settings in sketchup are kind of limited, but it didn’t solve the issue. It did help a little bit, but my lines still look painfully jagged whenever I pan and orbit, and I do that a lot.
Settings like application controlled or enhance application don’t make a difference. The same with 2x,4x,8x,16x anti aliasing. No matter what I pick, no matter whether I allow sketchup to control the process or I force nvidia to do it, the result is always the very same jagged lines. With hardware acceleration on.
At this point I don’t seem to find a reason to keep using sketchup because it’s gotten to the point where it’s painful to the eye.
Does anyone have any suggestions, other than merrily rolling back and forth vide drivers? Thank you.