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Member Since 25 Jul 2006
Offline Last Active May 19 2016 11:20 PM

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In Topic: A padded reel?

19 May 2016 - 11:21 PM

Oh the pink salad days of our youth. 

In Topic: C4d render engine comparison for newbs

31 March 2016 - 08:36 AM

Aleksey, you said something on your blog about the C4D reflectance problem--not being able to change reflection on multiple materials. This is definitely a game-changer. On a job late last year, this cropped up in a way that made the job painful, in fact almost a loss. I've never seen a software package shoot itself in the dick like this. It's something to add to the must-watch list on any job where you have to use the base package renderer. 

In Topic: C4d render engine comparison for newbs

30 March 2016 - 06:05 PM

For better or worse, it looks like Octane rules the roost, but it's for design. Then what? Either the designer or separate animator recreates the look for a renderer usable on a farm. How can this be sustained? 


When VRay gets GPU rendering, which it has for Max atm, how long until that comes out for C4D? Stefan and company are lovely dudes, but they don't exactly move quickly over in Switzerland.


All things being equal, which they're not, I'd pick Thea. But if you have to buy only one, and you need to keep up with your own market, around here, it's Octane, and hope for some farm solution. Did I already ask how this can be sustained? 


It needs to be mentioned how painful it is not to have stacked materials and light exclusion, but to counter that, what a joy it is to work in a material node editor. 

In Topic: Hackintosh, PC, or stick w/ Mac?

03 February 2016 - 09:07 PM

Here's my spec, a few hours before I start pulling the trigger:


CPU: i7 4900k

Motherboard: Asus Z97-Deluxe ATX

GPU: GeForce 980 Ti


Then DDR 3-1866 memory, 1000w power supply, Phanteks case, liquid CPU cooler, 2 512gb SSDs and a 3TB HDD. 


I explored exotic options like PCIe SSDs (wish those were possible) and SSD raids. They introduce complications beyond what I think my builder and I can surmount. Also, for now, if it's a Hackintosh, it stays a generation behind. The i7 6700 isn't working yet, nor are X99 boards. 

In Topic: Hackintosh, PC, or stick w/ Mac?

29 January 2016 - 10:06 PM

Hey, indecision? I can out-Hamlet you there: I started looking into this in 2013, got a bid and shelved it. Looked again in 2014, got a bid, shelved it. Not surprisingly, that vendor no longer returns my emails. 



But this time I'm pulling the trigger. I remember waiting on rumors of this and that, but I'm keeping my FOMO in check and diving in. I'll be going a little lighter than your setup, definitely not so many SSDs. The main thing is, NVIDIA, because of Octane.