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Created On: 08/24/2006 03:41 AM
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 08/28/2006 03:27 PM
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zenyora
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quote:

Originally posted by: Bruneauinfo
well the idea behind a render node is that once you come up with an effect you want to put on a particular video clip (like pretty little flames that are so popular with Combustion demos) you tell your compy to make it happen so you can see it - that's rendering. i.e. drawing, i.e. your computer draws it based on parameters you set, and then the computer creates it "super realistically". believe it or not that's pretty difficult for your gfx card or cpu to do and doesn't happen in real time. so this node thing makes it happen real fast rather than several minutes for just a few seconds of real time effect.

of course i could be wrong. i've been wrong before.

edit: i believe it attaches to your compy via network connection or firewire/usb. you can look at the specs on it. i do agree that the BOXX systems look a whole lot more up your alley though - or some equivalent. their Apexx line looks very nice - with AMD Opterons.


your not wrong...what you just said is exactly rigth ..after you modeled something in 3d or animated it ..not its times for that render node to so all the calculations for your input..
but for you man , from your questions i would assume that you are new to so i would reccomend doing some reading first before you buy anything ....3d is very hard ..you need to be able to draw before you start modeling ..iv been doing 3d for 2 years now and i still have so much to learn ..and besides what are you going to focuse on in 3d? what software are you going to use? ..things to think about
 10/09/2006 09:39 PM
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try www.xicomputer.com and the 2p64 workstation this is what I got

Xi® MTower™ 2P64 Workstation (Base Configuration) Upgrades And Options:
2 x AMD Opteron™ 285 64Bit Dual Core (DC250) 2048KB Cache 2 Way HyperTransport™ $2,199.00
16384MB DDR 400MHz PC3200 Registered ECC Dual Rank Interleave req. 2 CPU $3,899.00
2 x nVidia® Quadra FX 3500 256MB DDR3 PCIe 2x DVI Dual Link SLI Capable $1,779.00
32" X32SV-Naga II Sceptre® Wide LCD-TV 8ms. 1366x768NR $819.00
160GB 7200RPM SATAII 300MB/S 8MB Cache 9ms avg. seek $19.00
Optional 160GB 7200RPM SATAII 300MB/S 8MB Cache 9ms $79.00
Optional 160GB 7200RPM SATAII 300MB/S 8MB Cache 9ms $79.00
Optional 160GB 7200RPM SATAII 300MB/S 8MB Cache 9ms $79.00
HD Ctrl. According To Motherboard and HD Type Selected $0.00
DVD+RW/DL/+R-R/CD-RW SONY DW-Q30A Double Media 4.7/8.5GB 16x w/SW-media $69.00
DVD+RW/DL/+R-R/CD-RW SONY DW-Q30A Double Media 4.7/8.5GB 16 w/SW-media $69.00
1.44MB 3 1/2" Floppy Drive $0.00
CreativeLab X-Fi Elite Pro 7.1 24bit Digital Sound $369.00
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Logitech® Deluxe Black Windows Keyboard $0.00
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 10/10/2006 12:09 AM
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Bruneauinfo
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you got that thing built? show us a pic!

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asus P6T Del V2 w/i7 920 6g ddr3 1600
Sapphire HD5770
Win7 Ultimate 64-bit
Smilodon case is STILL the best ever, ever, ever!!!
 10/10/2006 11:53 AM
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quote:

Originally posted by: Yue_Hong
Is it possible to build a super powerful PC that can do extreme complicated 3D animation and special effect without any or with very little lagging?



You can do it for $10K+

Pair of Dual Core 1207 pin Opterons
Tyan 2915 Server board
8-16GB ECC DDR2 RAM
PCI-X SCSI RAID controller with 512MB cache
4 SCSI RAID arrays to distribute work, temp, and paging
PC Power and Cooling 1kW Power Supply
Tripp Lite 2400W Line Conditioner and 20A circuit
4 x PCI-E SLI graphics adapters

Here is my God Box:
http://69.47.81.240/Computers/

35,141 MIPS and 15,172 MFLOPS. I can process 17 Olympus E-500 8MP RAW to JPG images a minute (14 MB each). SCSI RAID 10 cached reads are 400 MB/s.

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Tyan Thunder K8WE
Dual AMD 280 Opterons
8GB NUMA enabled DDR333 2.5-3-3-7 RAM
PCI-X SCSI RAID
http://69.14.190.80
 10/10/2006 05:42 PM
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Bruneauinfo
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sweet rig

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Sapphire HD5770
Win7 Ultimate 64-bit
Smilodon case is STILL the best ever, ever, ever!!!
 10/13/2006 04:36 AM
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Originally posted by: Bruneauinfo
sweet rig


I got a picture of it in my yahoo mail box but it's down as soon as yahoo is back up I'll post a pic
 11/28/2006 06:38 PM
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if rendering is not your priority
you should put your money on the graphic card, and ram is always handy
the graphic card is what will make the scene lag or not.
professional quadro cards calculate wire frame, not like a GeForce or Radeon card who calculate texture rendering, like games
a big scene will have alot of polygons that has to be calculated when you move the thing around,
and that's what the quadro will do for you.
now don't be an idiot about it, the sum of all components will count
 11/30/2006 01:25 PM
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quote:

Originally posted by: Yue_Hong
Is it possible to build a super powerful PC that can do extreme complicated 3D animation and special effect without any or with very little lagging?



After spending a week in Germany, I came back to find my Tyan motherboard totally dead. Having had a whole load of issues with this board (Tiger K8W), I decided to blow some of my christmas budget on a new workhorse.

After weeks of indecision, I finally put the order in for:

Supermicro H8DCi + 2x Opteron 265s
8 x 1Gb Crucial Registered ECC DDR400 Dimms
2 x nVidia 7900GS 256Mb PCIe Graphic Cards
Areca ARC-1130 12 Port SATA300 RAID PCI-X133 + 256Mb Cache controller
2 x Western Digital 10k 74Gb SATA150 Raptors (RAID1)
2 x Supermicro 5-Bay SATA300 hot-swap enclosures
10 x Western Digital 250Gb NCQ SATA300 HDs (RAID6)
Adaptec 29160 2CH SCSI Controller
2 x DAT DDS4 Tape Drives

All in a Lian-li Aluminium Modular Case.

I use my workstation for video editing with Premiere Pro2.0 and hosting a few virtual servers. I hope I will see a significant performance increase over my old Dual Opteron 848 system - and I think it would be able to handle the requirements of the thread creator!

I haven't dared to add up the cost of this system, but it is roughly around the $6k mark...

I'll post pic's if anyone's interested after the build is complete - maybe 2-3 weeks from now. ;o)))

Cheers, Nic.
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