Timucin Ozger


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Technical Director


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Houdini Linux Distro Dec. 17, 2017, 10:14 p.m.

i am on 17.10 with mate, official NVIDIA drivers , on 1950X, I render using all but one core so without multithreading still have 15 cores to render.

Frankly it doesnt really matter which distro, at work we are still on centos 6,tbh feels a lot mature without all the bells and whistles, but at work there is the IT team handling updates etc, so at home i use the latest and the greatest.

Thoughts on mantra Dec. 17, 2017, 10:09 p.m.

Here is my take on Mantra

Using it pretty much full time for around 7 years now. Strictly for FX rendering, Volumes RBDs and Particles.

Apart from these effects having their own workflows for optimized rendering, I have learned quiet a lot of tricks meanwhile.

IFD workflow is just a licensing issue of course, mantra executable does not need houdini to be able to render just like ass or rib. SideFX doesnt do site licensing (AFAIK), but engine licenses are god sent and the fact that Mantra is literally free just makes up for it.

There is quiet a deep explanation on instancing and rendering packed objects in the documentation

Packed objects are god sent, and even now with Mantra being able to manipulate Geometry with Mantra Engine Procedural, makes it even better.

But again, I work in a Studio Enviroment, however If I was a freelancer Indie comes with +3 engine licenses, and 3+PCs are defienetly well worth it for the price they offer.

Wayland or Xorg Oct. 21, 2017, 11:58 a.m.

I was curious to know, if SideFx is doing any work for Wayland integration or if it's something OS handles by itself. Even though Wayland is brand new and much cleaner it is know to be a slower renderer in comparison to Xorg server.
Should we stick to Xorg, or use Wayland and make tickets