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Good computer for 3d animation and visual effects

07-20-2010, 12:00 PM
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Good computer for 3d animation and visual effects

OKay..im starting to really like 3d animation and art...but with my current computer it can take well over an hour to render a frame...so i think instead of a laptop im going to get a desktop..so i have decided to save up my money a little longer and get a good one..I want a PC..macs are overpriced...so any suggestions...my budget for the computer is somewhere in the area of 1000 dollars and whatever extra stuff i need...so any suggestions?

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07-20-2010, 12:05 PM
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http://gizmodo.com/5407435/the-asus-...-3d-done-right

Oh wait... you didn't want THAT kind of 3D?


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07-20-2010, 12:26 PM
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There isn't really any specific desktop I can think of... ASUS is a fairly reliable brand, but I'd mostly look at the specs. If you want real speed, find a good desktop with an i7 processor and 4 to 8 GB RAM, a 500 GB 7200 rpm HD so there's enough space for your creations, and a high-pixel-density display so you can spot small details.

Of course, I don't really have any experience in the 3D animation area (yet), so others might have better suggestions than I.

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07-20-2010, 12:35 PM
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iMac + Wacom Tablet + $$$$
07-20-2010, 12:40 PM
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I've heard that building your own computer is cheaper and better suites to your needs than pre made ones.
07-20-2010, 12:43 PM
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iMac + Wacom Tablet + $$$$
I actually found it's a little easier working in 3D with a mouse because you don't have a click wheel on the pen/touch. Plus, there are a lot of shortcuts that are easier on a key oar and mouse. Although for 2D a wacom is amazing.

I have like 3 computers to set up a small little render farm

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07-20-2010, 01:07 PM
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Somebody recommended this one to me.

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Rattler/

it alot more powerful than my current computer...plus i have some computers that i could always hook up into a render farm...Macs are way too overpriced...and the CPU is more important than the video card..but i really need a new computer though..and i also need a computer desk..office chair...monitor

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07-20-2010, 01:07 PM
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personally I'd get an imac but I agree with kcur
07-20-2010, 01:08 PM
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personally I'd get an imac but I agree with kcur
nooo...MAc are overpriced

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07-20-2010, 01:14 PM
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nooo...MAc are overpriced
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