I have some code that uses the Arc-ball routine (NeHe tutorials) to rotate around the frame using the mouse. However I find that without hardware acceleration the visualization is impossibly slow and I cannot move around the frame for a large number of draw elements. I am drawing several thousand spheres - maybe 8k of them (fairly roughly using glusphere [not too many slices per sphere]). Is there any obvious guidance for speeding things up somewhat?
I have dropped the resolution - but cannot believe how slow it loads. I have not posted the code here, but will if requested because there is quite a bit of it. Is there anything that can easily be done to speed things up?
Thanks in advance.