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  1. http://www.sidefx.com/stories/education-spotlight/
  2. Yeah the articles say that that dual CPU server mother board version will probably run at 2.6 mhz. But I'm still not totally sold on GPU rendering...My mind is still 2 years behind.
  3. here's the dual Zen CPU server motherboard; http://www.anandtech.com/show/10581/early-amd-zen-server-cpu-and-motherboard-details-codename-naples-32cores-dual-socket-platforms-q2-2017 128 threads...imagine 128 render buckets running all at once..
  4. It’s not just about the desktop, either. AMD also wowed the crowd by demonstrating its server-oriented Naples SoC running in a dual-processor system. With each Naples packing 32 cores and SMT, that means a Naples-based server would feature 128 threads of compute power. WOW If these are like $400 per cpu this could be incredible news. Can't wait to find out pricing. 9. No one knows how much Zen will cost. AMD won’t disclose pricing or a pricing strategy but the introduction of Summit Ridge will probably start a price war like we haven’t seen the likes of in years. So yeah, if you lifted your eyebrows at the $1,723 Broadwell-E, just wait—that may adjust downward soon. http://www.pcworld.com/article/3109267/hardware/amds-zen-cpu-10-things-you-need-to-know.html And they're not CPUs...they're Systems On A Chip, that is SOCs... so no need for a big chipset.. A system on a chip or system on chip (SoC or SOC) is an integrated circuit (IC) that integrates all components of a computer or other electronic system into a single chip. It may contain digital, analog, mixed-signal, and often radio-frequency functions—all on a single chip substrate.
  5. Great article. Thanks a lot for posting this. What motherboards will this use? Imagine 2 or 4 of those 64 thread server CPUs on a single motherboard! And any idea of the prices?
  6. One thing I noticed in the second video is that Ryan was using a heat pen that melted the filament directly onto the sculpt to do the eybrows and the edges of the eyelids. This is pretty cool stuff. Thanks for posting
  7. Not impressed at all. 3D Coat rules.
  8. http://cgpress.org/archives/lumiere-lighting-add-on-for-blender.html Lumière is a Blender add-on by Cédric Brandin for speeding up the creation of lighting setups. It allows to position and adjust lights with the mouse directly on your model, as well as tweak the energy and scale interactively. You can use Blender lamps, panel lights, HDRIs and background skies. You can also add gradient textures to mimic a professional light panel. Watch a video onYouTube and find out more on GitHub.
  9. http://www.cgchannel.com/2016/06/blender-add-on-mimics-the-pxrdisney-shader-in-cycles/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cgchannel%2FnHpU+(CG+Channel+-+Entertainment+Production+Art) Ver-ry nice
  10. Yes. There is only one other source of tutorials that is (vastly) superior and that is CG Society ($$$) Spencer Leuders has to be the greatest master of Houdini in the world http://www.cgsociety.org/training/course/introduction-to-fx-using-houdini http://www.cgsociety.org/training/course/fluids-fx-using-houdini And any FXPHD tutorial with John Moncreif is going to be excellent. https://www.fxphd.com/fxphd/courseDetails.php?idCourse=331
  11. CMIVFX is worth the money for a one year membership, trust me.
  12. Very nice. Serious work.
  13. As far as I'm concerned all Max has got now to make it really special is the Hair Farm plug in. The whole extrude polygone model of hair styling in 3ds Max in Hair Farm is the best of all; it shows in the results too. http://www.hair-farm.com/tutorials/?f=quick_start1 God I wish Hair Farm was a plug in for any other polygonal modeling system, even for Blender. Blender especially with the Blender Sensei interface is a revelation. Love it.