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Saving stipple

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I was adding some stipple to a simple gravel pathway when I thought it might be a good idea to save this. I saved the stipple, it took perhaps 30 seconds to save which surprised me. I then discovered my file went from 117 mb to 1.13 GB.

I deleted the saved stipple in my resource browser and it returned to 117 mb. Amazing to see VW still running with a file that size. Anyone saved stipples before and had this type of experience?

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Yes, the stipple is enormously memory and processor intensive. It's basically useless, for something that at first glance seems to be a simple thing.

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A long time ago when it was first introduced I tried it out.

It bloated my file so much it was unworkable so I chalked it up to the human figure tool syndrome and abandoned it completely.

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It is an IMMENSE resource hog and I have never figured out why. Usually it can be replaced by the much more efficient Tile fill these days.

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