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[Sidefx-houdini-list] advice on a "set shot" workflow inwindows!??!! (WTF)
Friday, 28 May 2010 Fri, 28 May '10
Marc Horsfield wrote:
yeah, there are some people out here doing a similar thing (animated feature on windows). Recently one of their servers went down because someone plugged a usb stick with a virus into their workstation.... bam!Animated features on Windows is what it is: just plain wrong imho. Especially if the entire render farm is Windows AND it needs to be re-booted every day in order to keep it running. You'd be out of business in 5 years if that, or you had interns managing it. Usb issues. I would be surprised if there were a free usb port on a workstation in a studio. Any studio I visit never has working usb ports for me to plug in my usb drive. A good thing really.
And yet the resistance to linux out here is still amazingly strong. I just don't understand itI wonder if it's that same resistance to Houdini that we find out there... Or anything that is different in general. If "X" seems to have been working up to now, why can't we make "X" work going forward? No really? What's so bad with "X"? Can't we just hire a programmer to fix what we have? lol! Must be nice seeing the world in such a "simple" way.
"There really is no getting around Houdini and Unix for a lean startup in my opinion." I concur wholeheartedly. Cheers MAgreed. -jeff