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About lukeiamyourfather

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  1. Hair generation can take a while upfront depending on the settings. My guess is your hair settings are too aggressive (like the density).
  2. A lot has changed coming from AMD since the FX days. That was five years ago which is a significant amount of time in the world of computers.
  3. I'm assuming you mean the Core i7-7700K because there is no 1700K. The Ryzen 1700X will render faster and provide better bang for the buck in every regard. The only reason I'd go with Intel for a low budget workstation is if more than 64GB of memory is needed (Intel socket 2011-3 platform has eight instead of four memory slots).
  4. You can make a symbolic link to another location. https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/creating-soft-link-or-symbolic-link/ For example a symbolic link in your home that points to something in the /media folder.
  5. Most of the memory I've purchased has come from either Samsung or Crucial. Both have very good support. I'd go with the least expensive module from one of those manufacturers at the speed and capacity you're looking for (sometimes multiple individual modules are cheaper than kits). Heat spreaders, temperature aware LED lighting, and other cosmetic features are just marketing wank. They'll perform the same with or without the nonsense features.
  6. If you can deal with 64GB of memory maximum then this is a build that offers very good value. I recommend memory from anyone that isn't G.Skill because their support is basically nonexistent.
  7. What the... I almost fell out of my chair laughing at this one (not my video).
  8. What you have is fine to start with. The Ryzen processor will be a good upgrade. If you can swing it go for 32GB of memory on the next upgrade.
  9. What are you working with right now? Do you have a budget in mind?
  10. I've had similar issues where memory modules have gone bad over time. The difference is with ECC you just query the operating system about how many errors have been corrected on each DIMM (or how many uncorrectable errors have been detected) and replace the ones with orders of magnitude more errors. Meanwhile nothing you're working on gets corrupted or crashes because of memory corruption. That's worth the extra money to me!
  11. Almost all of the socket 2011-3 motherboards support 128GB of memory (even if the specs still say 64GB from pre-16GB module days). What to look for is the number of memory slots. Most of the socket 2011-3 boards have eight memory slots which is enough for 128GB of memory with 16GB modules. Some of them like the microATX boards have fewer memory slots like four or two.
  12. Xeon processors support ECC memory and non-ECC memory. The overwhelming majority of Xeon machines are equipped with ECC memory because the cost difference between ECC and non-ECC is minimal compared to the investment of the rest of the machine and the benefits are pretty big in the long run. Core i7 processors support only non-ECC memory. There are a few Celeron and other random processors that support ECC memory but for the most part it's Xeon. A machine can work "fine" with 128GB of non-ECC memory but it's one less thing to worry about and go wrong. This is an interesting read. http://perspectives.mvdirona.com/2009/10/you-really-do-need-ecc-memory/
  13. I'm running 128GB of ECC memory on a gaming board with a Xeon at home. I don't know that I'd try to use 128GB of memory that wasn't ECC.
  14. Some objects are difficult or impractical to model and using maps are the only practical way to create them. Coins are one example I've run into recently. Modeling a quarter with George Washington on the front would be really impractical and it would take a very long time but some photographs of a quarter and an application like AwesomeBump make it practical and pretty quick.
  15. boolean

    The NURB cap wasn't lining up with the rest of the tube. NURBS are good for some stuff and not for others. The polygon cap matched the rest of the geometry perfectly.