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Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:03 am
by kwistenbiebel
This is great stuff BbB!!! :)

A suggestion:
Buy a really big render farm, learn adobe premiere and After Effects and start making stunning animations. Anything to lay that creative egg of yours..

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:21 am
by Kram1032
An other suggestion:
Buy an even greater Renderfarm and do all the effects with Indigo xD

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:50 am
by jurasek
congratz for evermotion front page BbB ;)


Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:22 am
by BbB
Thx guys. Definitely need a computer upgrade in order to make this into an animation! Although the render time wasn't too bad at all for this one.

Thanks man! That was weird! For about a day the thumbprint led to a completely different thread. It was only fixed today. I think they made a mistake by putting my image on the front page!

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:43 am
by zeitmeister
Brilliant work! Excellent texturing and compositing … awesome, man!

Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:35 pm
by neo0.
How did you do the window, engine, etc glow?

Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:40 am
by Robotbeat
A render farm wouldn't be expensive with a few used P4 computers for less than $100 each. 20 cores for $2000? not too bad! Just get the old computers from some corp. upgrading to vista and use psexec to control it... it wouldn't be that hard. No programming would be required except for knowing the basics of writing a simple batch file.

Do you think fast ethernet would be good enough for a cheap renderfarm?

Argh! Sorry. This is totally off-topic. Nice scifi! (I liked the animation on that other guy's page, but indigo could do better! Haha!)

Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:21 am
by zsouthboy
P4s are TERRIBLE at Indigo.
Indigo is branch heavy. P4s have long pipelines and suffer greatly from branch mispredicts.

It's not the # of cores in the farm, it's the ability of them :)

And you want to purchase 20 copies of Vista for your render farm?

Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:48 am
by Robotbeat
Why purchase vista, anyways? The used PCs would have xp pro on them, no chance of Vista. Plus, you could probably just boot them to a linux usb pen with indigo on it.

You could use some older machines from AMD, too (sempron doesn't have the same long-pipeline problems as P4).

Is there a good benchmark comparison of various systems? How much of a difference does RAM make, assuming, of course, you aren't swapping?

Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:50 am
by suvakas
Well.. 20 P4's sould kick any octa core's ass big time. The power usage would not be that good though :)

Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:06 am
by Robotbeat
About power... Yeah, it'd be dumb to run them year round. Just run them during the winter! All the power just can be used to heat your house/office!

Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:05 am
by BbB
textured emitters + aperture diffraction = on

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:07 pm
by BbB
Hi guys. I've always admired the short animations Stefan Morrell often attaches to his pieces. So I've had a go at doing one. It's here, still pretty full of bugs but I'm working towards a final version:

Click on the thumbprint at the top:

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:17 pm
by suvakas
Now that is cool !!
Is it really Indigo or is it some other renderer?

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:31 pm
by BbB
Oops no, sorry. Should have mentioned this straight away. The animation was rendered in Blender Internal. Although with the Ranch, you could probably do it in Indigo.