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Everything posted by asmartkid

  1. Houdini 17 Wishlist

    No ETA for H17 in the sneak peek session of Siggraph? I’m really looking forward to Mantra improvements and the new PolyDraw
  2. Is AMD potentially risky? (Threadripper)

    First stress test to my just built workstation (with the above configuration), using Mantra and some other intensive applications : cpu temperature around 60-62C after several hours of 100% use, with case fans at high speed (but barely audible). Extremely positive first impressions, really happy with this configuration.
  3. Is AMD potentially risky? (Threadripper)

    I'm currently building my 1950x based workstation with a Noctua 14S TR4-SP3 and a Carbide 600Q sound-dampened case with three 140mm stock fans. If you can wait for some days I'll pass some information if you're still interested...
  4. Houdini 17 Wishlist

    BTW, any prediction on when 17 will show up? I can't wait to the promised lighting and Mantra improvements....
  5. Houdini 17 Wishlist

    I know, I know... I'm just trying to learn Houdini at its purest form...
  6. Houdini 17 Wishlist

    Totally agree, sadly... I mostly love the results and understand ray tracing can only optimized to a point (Arnold is also slow as hell most of the time, for instance) but sometimes I think something is broken inside Mantra.
  7. Is AMD potentially risky? (Threadripper)

    Thank you guys, I heard of some issues when Threadripper launched but good to know it was fixed shortly.
  8. Is AMD potentially risky? (Threadripper)

    Hi! I'm about to start building a 1950X based PC, and just wanted to quickly check from first hand Threadripper users working with Houdini if you've experienced any reliability issue or any other problem that could prevent you from recommending these CPUs for Houdini users. Also, I have serious doubts regarding motherboards, all that gaming kids marketing just kills me... any recommendations is welcome...
  9. Hi! First post in this forum, I'm a newcomer to the Houdini world, recently researching Houdini FX and playing with the indie version, as I think, given time, it could be my main working tool (such an amazing beast!). I'm considering using Arnold with Houdini, as I am already familiar with it, but a question arises: what are the current limitations I will stumble upon with this choice on the long run? What kind of scenes and behaviours will need me to failback to Mantra or apply non-obvious workarounds? What worklflow issues have you found when working in a Houdini + Arnold production environment? Thanks in advance!