Yes, we all love the hardware we work with daily...keep on top of it all here
After seeing a lot of people talking about their gear online i figured it would be cool to start up a thread called Pimp My Gear that vfxtalkers can use to post pictures of their gear and pimp what they got! Please one post per person, but feel free to edit it to keep it updated if you like! Feel...
Im upgrading some stuff at work and need some advice.
I have two mac Pros one from 2008 3,2 ghz and one from 2009.
I am getting more RAM and a new graphics card.
But just for one of them however I dont know which one that has the best processor.
Ill be using the adobe suit and...
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Oh boy, so I have had a fun weekend regarding getting set up with 3D at home...
So I have a somewhat old desktop with an NVidia GeForce GT 240 in it, by no means a top of the line card, but it specifically states "3D Vision ready"
So I buy the 120Hz monitor, and the 3D vision kit from NVidia,...
I have a MacPro 3,1 with a geforce 8800GT in it...the card is starting to show its age. The only upgrade cards Apple has available is the GT120 which is worse than what I have, the ATI 5770 which is a lot better, and the ATI 5870 which is a LOT LOT better.
Anyone have any of these cards that...
we want to to convert an quicktime ( animation codec, no audio)
into the following:
Final Delivery Video Format & Illustrations
- MPEG2, 1920x1080px
- I-Frame only
I'm looking to upgrade my internal HDD in my Macbook Pro and am wondering if anyone could recommend any serious, reliable work horses from experience?
My current internal is a 5,400rpm 320GB. I'm looking at getting a 7,200rpm, hopefully 750GB or there abouts.
I've looked at the...
So I use nuke and AE/3d rendering programs a lot and I am just about to reinstall my software because i got a new crucial m4. I know in an ideal world you should be running your OS on one drive, your software on another, be reading input from another, and outputting to another.
With these drives...
I need a render computer for my fluid simulation (and other renders)
what is the most important thing in rendering? the CPU? GPU? RAM?
i use Maya 2012 and Realflow 2012, i thought about the mac mini server, what do you think? you can give me cheap setup based on linux (fedora) for my needs...
I'm getting ready to drop some money down on a linux workstation for NukeX and Mari. And I was just wondering if anyone had any advice? Specifically I'm not sure if it's better to have a single CPU quad core or 6 core machine vs a dual cpu 8 core or 12 core machine. And if it is better...
I am planning on getting a new entry level dslr Nikon D5100 and I am wondering what kind of gear will help me for shooting videos and Photos for vfx.
Right now I added the Nikkor 50mm F1.8G to my list.
My budget for this initial purchase is 1500$ -1700$ but I am planning on buying more parts...
so here goes my first post !
im after a camcorder to use for recording my own footage for practicing my nuke ( greenscreen, tracking, roto etc) at home as i am currently being taught it at a London studio.
im not looking for anything like a HVX200 ( having used them for years at uni i...
I was looking at buying a new i7 Sandy Bridge Intel processor. Many reviews on Newegg state a better fan is needed for the processor. I'm wary since those reviews are written for overclockers/modders/nerd elitists, which I have no interest in.
Would the fan that's included in the boxed...
Hi guys, I know all about it being discontinued and so on, well I recently got hold of shake 4.1 and would like to know what would be the ideal Mac System setup would be to run shake 4.1? All I will be doing is to match up 3D elements onto live action plates, not sure if I would be doing roto or...
Sorry that this is a copy of a post , but I realised this was the better section to ask in .
What would be the best camera I could get with a budget of bewtween 2.500 - 3000 euros with the following spec
4:2;2 ( even if only with just straight to disk )
24p and 60p
So mainly mental ray rendering? Also some sims with realflow, fumefx, etc. Also some nuke, but my main concern is rendering.
i7 970 (6 email@example.comGhz)
2600k (4 firstname.lastname@example.orgGhz)
Watching some benchmarks 2600k is better, but saw some tests with POVRay and Cinebench and i7 is still way...
I'm about to switch from mac to a new windows 64bit prof. with the following specs:
Grafikkarten NVIDIA Workstation
PNY Quadro FX 3800
NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800, 1024 MB, 256 Bit, PCIe 2.0 x16
CPU Sockel 1155
I have a G-Technology G-Speed ES Pro 4 disk 4TB RAID 0 which is connected to my PC via a RAID controller card and miniSAS connector . The machine itself is an Intel Core 2 Quad 2.8GHz, 8GB ram running Windows 7 . The G-Speed ES Pro on paper gets around 400MB/s transfer speed, which a...
I need help on building a workstation for a very specific need.
I need to composite 2K DPX 10-bit log files that have been datacined (scanned from 35mm) with CGI (delivered to me as EXR 2K). Other than plug-ins, I don't plan to use anything else on this station.
One workstation is all we...
what is the best brand of monitor to view 3d streoscopic of 3d & compositing work? and how much it's cost? thanks!
I know this is more of a post-production kinda forum, but I thought someone here might be able to help anyway.
I was wondering if anyone could suggest how to get rid of flickering or strange waves of light or bars of colour that appear whenever I try filming projections.
I want to build a computer from newegg for around $2,000. The main applications I will be running are Houdini and Realflow. I will be doing mostly fluid and particle simulations. Any suggestions for a good setup?
My old graphic card died yesterday so I bought GTX 560.After I install the graphic card and switch the PC ON, everything seems to be running fine but but my monitor is not displaying anything.
What could be the problem.Everything was fine with my old card.The fan died off so the PC would...
Hi,i'm not new to computer graphics,but I am fairly new to whats going on inside your computer.heh. I come from an animation/modelling background.I have recently taken an interest in particle/fluids and would like to take it more seriously.
Right now I have:
Win7-64bit (recently upgraded) ...
i bought a pc with following config.
Pro:-phenom 2 965 x4 3.4Ghz black edition
Mother board:- msi dka 790 gx
RAM:- 4GB kingston DDR3
cab:- cooler master 690.
Graphics card:- ATI ASUS 5850
i am facing some problem with the temprature of cpu.
it idles at 45c to 50c and when i start...
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