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The place to discuss various hardware configurations and items designed for computer graphics, like video cards, CPUs, Memory, Monitors and Workstations as well as Drawing Tablets, 3d scanners, digitizers and motion capture devices.
Any tips on buying a workstation
Hi everyone, I'm a UK based architect who has a keen interest in animation (and has always had an interest in 3d animation). I'm currently into buying a new workstation to begin my journey on self ...
last post on July 26, 2023 - by qtatlai
XP-Pen Drawing Tablet With Blender 3d Animation ?
Heey guys, i’m new to 3d animation and Blender i started learning 2 months ago and I love it! Blender is quite good. I have only done mechanical animations so far but it is easy and fast once ...
last post on April 25, 2022 - by GogFeeds
Hardware Benchmark With Your Assets
Hi, You want to know how fast is your rendering on AMD hardware ? Send me an email, I need to know on with software (blender, max, C4D, maya, rhino etc...) and I need your scene. I will test it on ...
last post on March 02, 2021 - by Emily
Intel Core Vs Xeon CPU: Building A New Workstation
I need advice on Xeon workstations. I'm building a new workstation and don't really have a sense of the Intel Core i9 cpu's vs. dual Xeon cpu setup. My primary app uses GPU processing for ...
last post on February 04, 2020 - by Andyba
Are ARM SOCS Ready For 3d Animation Software?
Mobile devices based on ARM architecture can now run complex 3d games on 4K screens. But I have not seen any decent 3d software for Android or iOS. Why do you think is this? Is it the CPU or the ...
last post on February 07, 2017 - by Andyba
Want to render scenes with lots of transparencies and animated textures quickly . Thinking of a Nvidia Quadro around the $1k area what ever that is when I get it . thinking of spending ...
last post on October 20, 2014 - by madaz
wich 3d CONSUMER CARD for 3dsMAX and Rhino?
Currently have the 8800 GT fro evga which is factory clocked to close to GTX specs.... Been eying the following: Radeon 5770 or the nVidia 250 GTS. 1. reasons why these cards older system no ...
last post on November 04, 2013 - by Endorfin
last post on November 04, 2013 - by Endorfin
AMD R9 290X vs nvidia Titan
Which one is better for 3ds max , Blender and Mudbox? The nVidia might be better for blender because the cycles renderer uses Cuda. I am wondering about 3ds Max and Mudbox? And what about raw ...
last post on November 04, 2013 - by Endorfin
NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M graphics card - Is it good for Maya?
I'm trying to decide on a new laptop for school. I'll be doing a lot of 3d modeling and animating in Maya and 3ds Max, as well as 2D work in the adobe creative suite. I'm looking at this laptop ...
last post on September 09, 2013 - by Andyba
GPU vs CPU for rendering
I have a few questions about GPU's Vs CPU's. I am a user of Blender and I am fairly new to 3D. My understanding is that GPU's are more powerful that CPU's in many ways. Especially when it ...
last post on May 18, 2013 - by collegeGuySETH467
Workstation not performing well
hi, am ratheeshkrishna i assembled this system for 3D ANIMATION rendering But this machine performance is very low like i3 MY WORKSTATION CONFIGURATION IS CPU AMD OPTERON ...
last post on April 25, 2013 - by Andyba
Can AGP card with DDR2 ram be installed in mb with DDR1 ram
I am having pc with intel 845 chipset with DDR 1 SDRAM having 4 PCI ( not PCi Express ) and 1 AGP slot. I am having Microsoft Vista with service pack 2 which does not support this motherboard. I have ...
last post on February 08, 2013 - by Andyba
gtx-580 w furryball or quadro 5000
It seems as though I can buy a gtx-580 w student license of furryball 3.0 (if need be) or a quadro 5000 for the same amount of money ($1,000). After seeing furryball 3.0 benchmarks its just hard to ...
last post on February 08, 2013 - by Andyba
Which component should I upgrade to increase 3d rendering sp
My PC struggles a bit when rendering large scenes using Max/Vray/PS. The following is my actual hardware configuration. Which component could I change without spending too much money but which will ...
last post on February 08, 2013 - by Andyba
dlp or lcd ips
I'm using a built in hd3000 radeon and a 37"lcd on my desktop. The lcd is 720p and I need more resolution. I can get a 73" 1080p dlp (used from a friend) for the same amount of money a ...
last post on February 08, 2013 - by Andyba
all this equiment and nothing to do with it...
my family friends media studio went bankrupt. I have been trying to sell a bunch of stuff since then with no luck .. can anyone suggest site you may go to , to look for products. i have things like 3 ...
last post on January 09, 2013 - by Andyba
3ds Max: Guess I don't need new video card.
WWWWWWWWWWWWWWow........!!!!!!!!! I just installed the quadro driver with the rivatuner.exe and MAXtreme4 drivers. Guess I don't need new video card. I HAD a geforce2 400MX now I have a ...
last post on September 11, 2012 - by Aaron Production
i need help on deciding on what type of computer to get
Hello, im new at maya. i barely started taking animation courses at my college last year. so pretty much i just know simple basic modeling, i want to start improving my skills at home. Thus, i ...
last post on September 11, 2012 - by Aaron Production
3D Monitor Support
Which 3D modeling apps support 3D ...
last post on September 11, 2012 - by editableclips
How about my battery??
My computer is broken, and always without cause of the crash, and hot, to check the battery problem, the fan to replace the ASUS Eee PC T91 Battery, however, the client is very expensive here looked ...
last post on July 17, 2012 - by livelyme
I will buy parts for a new PC - what do you think ?
Hi, I am a little bit new here and I would like to ask if the parts listed below are good enough for a fast rendering machine. Total amount = around 6800 euros 2 x Intel Xeon X5680 3.33GHz ...
last post on May 29, 2012 - by Andyba
HELP NEEDED!!! New computer just as slow as others.
Hello all, Lately I have been doing most to all of our offices 3D work, consisting of Shetchup work and recently I have been learning and using Rhino. I have dabbled with rendering programs, and ...
last post on March 20, 2012 - by adamstuart07
Monitor dilemma
Hello everybody. A computer programmer and the last 6 months I joined the 3d modeling world (mostly for games). I am currently using Blender for 3d modeling and animation and Photoshop for drawing, ...
last post on March 13, 2012 - by Stifado
Coupling of two Graphics Cards Possible?
My friend has a Gaphics card of model 'Nvidia Geforce 8400 GS'. He needs to upgrade the graphics card as the current one is not enough for some games. So can we couple two Graphics cards like we ...
last post on January 19, 2012 - by Andyba
Intel Core i5 v i7 ???
hey, Ive been searching the net for a while now trying to find the best deal on a good spec computer. Basically what im asking is whould there be a HUGE difference in rendering time etc between an ...
last post on December 04, 2011 - by xyzman24
Modeling slow, new pc?
Hi everbody. I am right now working on a 3D Model and it has right now around 3200 patches. But I recently had quite much problems with it, since everytime i try rotate it or similiar, it ...
last post on October 26, 2011 - by AlexSmitt3d
To Quadro or not to Quadro.. graphics card dilema!
I'm trying to build the best computer I can with the budget I've got (about £800). The trouble at the moment seems to be deciding on a suitable graphics card. I was going to choose the nVida Quadro ...
last post on October 25, 2011 - by georgpaul49
someone please help me find a laptop
hi my name's jp:) i'm looking to buy a laptop for 3d modeling/game design. i want to use mudbox 2010,Adobe Photoshop CS4,blender,zbrush. and i want it to run smooth. please someone help me. i need ...
last post on September 08, 2011 - by baalnazzar
which 2011 15" macbook pro
Hi all! I'm a superoob in need of some advice. I'm considering one of the two new 15" Macbook Pros. They differ in CPU, GPU, and $$$: Low End: CPU = 2.0GHz i7-2325QM, 2.9 turbo, ...
last post on September 07, 2011 - by lukx
Best monitor specs for 3D modelling?
Hey, Can anyone give me advice on what the best type of monitor would be to do my 3D modelling work? In terms of the best size/resolution/response time etc.....? Thanks for any ...
last post on September 07, 2011 - by lukx
Laptop specs for 3D rendering
Hi, I am going to be going to school for 3D animation and have been trying to do research for a good laptop. My budget is around 1.2k at the highest. So far from my research I think I want to ...
last post on August 25, 2011 - by j3dj3d
I Need help in selecting hardwares..
Hi.. Maybe i will sound u so amture bt i am nt problem is with me that i am srounded by some jerk hardware eng..and even shoopkeepers they dont know what is animation and video editing and 3D ...
last post on July 12, 2011 - by baalnazzar
Laptop for Revit, 3ds,V-Ray and rhino?
Hello all! I am a 3rd year interior architecture student. I'd like to get a laptop powerful enough to model and render. I already have a pretty powerful desktop but I will be studying abroad next ...
last post on April 28, 2011 - by baalnazzar
new to forum, need help
I apologise for the double post, but figurede this might be a better category to post. I recently started school at Digital Media Arts College in Boca Raton , and am looking for a laptop. I am going ...
last post on March 27, 2011 - by Lis
Is GeForce GTX 570 good for 3ds max?
Hello Everybody! I want to buy a new computer and my question is about what gaming video card is best for working in 3ds max. My budget does not allow a professional card. Is GeForce GTX 570 good ...
last post on March 11, 2011 - by Andyba
Advice on buying a workstation
Hello all you 3d Guru's, I'm currently looking to buy a new workstation but have no idea on a spec, model or manufacturer. The only things i can be certain of are the budget and the applications ...
last post on March 05, 2011 - by Andyba
Help me choose a PC for 3D Work
pls which pc's better for 3d work? a dual xeon proccessor pc or a core duo2 2 pc? the latter is cheaper but do they have the same capabilities? please can any one advise me turbo ...
last post on January 29, 2011 - by dTb
Grad Student Needs Lap Top Advice
Hi all: I'm starting a graduate program in animation this year, and I'm looking into buying a lap top so I can do some of my work at home. I hope to specialize in Autodesk programs like Maya...and ...
last post on January 27, 2011 - by imandehearty
a good motherboard??
hi guys, im trying to upgrade/build a good comp for video editing/special effects + some 3d rendering using these programs (adobe AE, Sony Vegas Pro, 3d MAX). first off , i was wondering what ...
last post on December 09, 2010 - by SplitNwigS
Hi everyone, I used to work in the field of Compositing, 3d Animation and Special effects professionally, and although still dabble in it as a hobby I have recently (2 years ago) moved away from that ...
last post on November 28, 2010 - by The_GodfatherSJP
All-in-One Touchscreen PC Systems
Hi I want to replace my current PC and I have also been looking at Cintiq pads. Whilst I was looking at some of the more recent All-in-One PCs like the Acer Z5700, SONY Vaio J Series, MSI AE2260 ...
last post on November 24, 2010 - by ting
Keyboard Question
i'm in the market for a new keyboard and Looking for some feedback. Would a Gaming Keyboard such as:Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard http://www.everythingusb.com/logitech_g15_gaming_keyboard.html be ...
last post on September 07, 2010 - by G.Dechi
In need of a good cheap laptop for college
I am in need of a laptop for college. I need it to be able to run a 3DS Max 2010 and I just need it for basic college and computer needs. It will run iTunes and some sort of internet browser. What is ...
last post on August 27, 2010 - by bryan
Stuck between two computers!?
Hey everyone, Ive been searching around and came across two computers, they are very similar but with slighlty different CPU's and graphics cards. One computer has the Intel Core i5 650 CPU ...
last post on August 26, 2010 - by bryan
Why my computer can't power up?
Hello everyone! I bought a Lenovo PC two years ago but hadn't used it since the last year. Then I found I even can't power it up a few days ago. Who can tell me the reason? Thank ...
last post on August 26, 2010 - by bryan
nvidia GPU in SLI is it worth it?
Hello Everyone, i'm new here so i hope my question isnt too stupid. Im trying to build myself a workstation pc to run Rhino3D and render with various other software. Its never going to be used for ...
last post on June 09, 2010 - by showboat66
Will oled technology replace LCD monitors?
Most of you have read about the new organic light emitting diodes technology? How it has better contrast and colors than LCD. The only drawback OLED technology has is it's life time. But scientiest ...
last post on April 16, 2010 - by PixelOz
Hey guys, I'm a newbie and I need some help :( URGENTLY
hey whats goin on? Im George. I'm sort of new to 3d...but ive used a few 3d programs already....but like Im trying to say, im no expert. I want to learn so much more....the 3d world fascinates ...
last post on April 16, 2010 - by Andyba
New Dell Studio XPS 1645, but lags in Rhino 3d Modelling
Dear 3D Gurus, I have just received my Dell Studio XPS 1645 (Intel Core i7 720QM 500GB/4GB), but it is slow when I rotate/ move/ orbit my model in Rhino 3d. The other viewports will black out for ...
last post on March 31, 2010 - by stella88
Modo 401 crashes
When I click on one of the tabs at the top such as Paint or Layout, Modo crashes. I get the message - Modo 401 has encountered an error and needs to close. Anyone have any ...
last post on February 19, 2010 - by Andyba
Old Used VR Hardware—FOR CHEAP!!
A local non-profit group has received thousands of dollars worth of VR equipment from a government agency. Goggles, IR Emitters, Sensors, Gloves, Stylus, Triggers,-- Cables, and more! Brands like ...
last post on January 01, 2010 - by BillKarson
Best Rates for 3D Mouses Online
Check out WB-3D online. They're 3D mouse are affordable in comparison to other vendors, check em ...
last post on November 12, 2009 - by wbengineering
Could anyone tell me if my old imac G4 might be good enough to run maya, it's still in good working condition. Does anyone know the specs needed to run ...
last post on July 20, 2009 - by ussyless1
Softimage Xsi: 64BIT XSI or 32BIT XSI at 64BIT
64BIT CPUs are on the market. When will 64BIT XSI be released? or what is 32BIT XSI's performance on a WinXP64BIT or Linux64BIT machine? Is it ...
last post on March 26, 2007 - by UVlas
Softimage Xsi: ATI FireGL 8700 problem with XSI
Hello everyone I've got the new ATI FireGL 8700 graphics card and it's certified for XSI, I've got Windows XP and the last driver for the card, but when I move a light in the scene in shade mode ...
last post on February 20, 2007 - by dwp