need opinon on servers for creating 3D models and pic.
I'm finally getting into 3D creation but I'm having problem with the hardware. From wat i've read, servers are good for this kind of job. So this is where you guys come in, should I get a dual processor computer or rack mount style? Or give me a few places to go to for hardware. Thx in advance.
BTW, I'm using 3D studio max.
Since applications such as 3D-Max will support multiple processors, I would definetly recommend a dual processor system. Since you'll be doing 3D Modeling, a good video card will also be necessary. And don't forget about fast hard disk such as RAID or SCSI setup. 3D movie file sizes are outrageous and require heavy I/O. Having a fast hard disk will be very advantageous under those environments.
Instead of using a server rack-mount case, I would recommend a full tower server/workstation case which are easier for expansion...
Here's my system to give you an idea...
[This message has been edited by NDC (edited 09-09-2001).]
May have missed it NDC, but what video card is running in that monster? Is it a gamer card (GeForce) or a pro graphics card (3d Labs).
I run a gamer's card (Geforce 2 GTS 64MB) since I don't use any 3D applications other than games.
NDC covered the basics quite well.
I wouldn't recommend a gaming card for hardware-accelerated 3D design work of any ral detail. I would recommend a Diamond FireGL-II or high-end 3DLabs card instead.
If you are only needing a moderate 3D professional solution and have soldering experience, then about any GeForce-2(/3) card can be modified into a Quaddro by moving two resistors.
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