Rendering time

I use an athlon machine - 1 ghz.

When i use swift3d to make static 3d text ( no animation), it takes almost 15 minutes. is this normal?

is there a way to make a file size smaller? smaller fonts size or layout size?

any tips would be much appreciated.

It all depends on how you are planning on exporting the text and what font you use. If you use detailed, stylistic fonts, Swift3D may take a long time to render the animations. The layout size does not matter as much as the actual size of the animation. For best performance, I usually use Average or Four color fill with no outlines. That provides a good balance between file size and rendering time!

it might also have something to do with your 3d acceloration card too.