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  1. Xeon 3175

    Yeah 4 channel memory is a headscratcher for me on Threadripper. The Xeon 3175 is an improvement there, I just don't have hope for it making much financial sense(unless you can buy LOTS) given Intel's yields.
  2. Xeon 3175

    You are concerned about latency with Threadripper but not concerned about latency with dual sockets?
  3. Building a Pc for VFX and Houdini/Redshift

    I would skip the gen 9 series. It's clear Intel is out of gas and has no where to go. Get a threadripper instead. If you can afford to get at least 1080's I would do that too. It would be helpful to know what your budget is too.
  4. New Threadripper 2 - Core Speed vs Core Count

    The infinity fabric has lower latency than socket to socket. That said it's still very sensitive to memory timings and speeds. Unlike Intel processors, the Ryzen processors must have the timings dialed in and the processors respond better to higher to memory frequencies(the less memory you have the faster it needs to be). In the case of the 32 core Threadripper it can only be run in NUMA mode which windows is absolutely terrible at handling. Slow, improperly timed memory + bad NUMA + bad scheduling = performance regressions with a 32 core processor in windows. Having slow improperly timed memory will also hurt your performance in Linux, but at least you will have superior NUMA and scheduling.
  5. Thank you so much for the dual boot licensing flexibility. The Meltdown/Spectre patches have left my Windows partition, where I have my indie installed, in absolute shambles. Thank you!
  6. Subdividing of skin mesh

    post a .hip and you might have more luck getting people to help you.
  7. Houdini 17 Wishlist

    Edit motion capture data. I would settle/prefer a FABRIK solver though.
  8. Houdini 17 Wishlist

    FABRIK, skinning decomposition(maya LT just added this), mocap retargetting
  9. wrapping geo like Wrap3

    New point positions based on the reference geo are being interpolated in CHOPS. Here is an example from years ago with similar functionality
  10. Procedural Lake Houses tutorial

    This is very generous of you! I am curious if you are planning to offer a bundle discount on gumroad for all 5?
  11. Procedural Lake Houses tutorial

    Awesome to see these on gumroad! One question, is the 4th volume only free to people who purchased on CMIVFX?
  12. Iksolver vs. InverseKin

    Could you post an example? I've tried to get it to work many times and not had any success. I am taking it the inversekin chop could work with motion capture data?
  13. I am confused about the two different chops for inverse kinematics. The documentation doesn't really clarify why there are two chops and there is no example file showing the Iksolver chop being used properly. Would the iksolver CHOP be useful in applying IK to mocap data for foot pinning? Any clarification on this CHOP would be greatly appreciated.
  14. CMI VFX course reviews

    Yeah kinda pissed I subscribed and had to put up with such a garbage video player. 4 hour videos + unstable player = frustrated customer. If I had to do it all over again I would just buy Rohan Dalvi's vids He has a ton of free videos too so you can sample his work before you start buying. Some of the videos on CMIVFX are without equal, the L-system series, the audio animation vid, and Kim Goosens procedural modeling were all fantastic in my view. Though I am more into games and procedural modeling/animation than big block buster film vfx. The only thing I would really caution with CMIVFX is they seem to be focused on Cinema4D training now more than Houdini. Those may or may not interest you, but for me they don't add any value to the subscription.