Newbie Intro - Can I hit it?

medic
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Newbie Intro - Can I hit it?

Postby medic » Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:13 pm

Hey all,

Just got into RF4 and love the possibilities BUT rendering on my Dell M4400 (Win7 x64, Duo core 2.4GHz, 4Gb ram, 512Mb NVIDIA FX770M) is really killing my enthusiasm...

Just interested to hear from others if this spec is useful for RF4 or if I need get a better machine if I'm going to get anything interesting done. A simple glass fill took 5hrs to render....

Is everyone rendering overnight or am i missing something here?

Thanks,

Mark.


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Newbie Intro - Can I hit it?

Postby BrianLooney » Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:06 pm

Are you talking about rendering or simulating? Simulating is for those with great patience.
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Postby Jim M » Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:04 pm

Are yoy using RF Node?
Command prompt. e.g.
RealFlowNode -threads 4 "C:RFBubblesRFBubbles.flw"

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Postby lukeiamyourfather » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:14 pm

medic wrote: Just got into RF4 and love the possibilities BUT rendering on my Dell M4400 (Win7 x64, Duo core 2.4GHz, 4Gb ram, 512Mb NVIDIA FX770M) is really killing my enthusiasm...

That system will work in the boolean sense of it. Though I'd be reluctant to use it for RealFlow on a regular basis. A modern quad core processor is good, dual modern quad core processors is better, and anything else (12-48+ cores) is best. In terms of memory 8GB is good, 16GB is better, and 32GB+ is best. If you're thinking of upgrading and have a budget we can make some recommendations. Cheers!

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Postby medic » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:59 am

lukeiamyourfather wrote: [quote=medic]Just got into RF4 and love the possibilities BUT rendering on my Dell M4400 (Win7 x64, Duo core 2.4GHz, 4Gb ram, 512Mb NVIDIA FX770M) is really killing my enthusiasm...

That system will work in the boolean sense of it. Though I'd be reluctant to use it for RealFlow on a regular basis. A modern quad core processor is good, dual modern quad core processors is better, and anything else (12-48+ cores) is best. In terms of memory 8GB is good, 16GB is better, and 32GB+ is best. If you're thinking of upgrading and have a budget we can make some recommendations. Cheers![/quote]
thanks for the advice. I'd come to a similar spec having read around user groups. Not sure I'm ready to drop 10K on a PC though without paying clients to back the purchase.

Great forum though. Really motivated seeing others reels.


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