View Full Version : Competent PC for Vue

10 October 2010, 02:04 PM
I would like to render awesome pix / animations in Vue, but I realized it also demands a high configured PC. So I was thinking can I design a PC with following stats:

1. MOTHER BOARD:-Intel® Workstation Board S5520SC

2. PROCESSORES:-Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series {Two SIX CORE processors WITH HYPERTHREADING}

3. GRAPHICS CARD:-ATI FirePro™ V5800 Professional Graphics{1GB 2X }


5 .HARD DISK:-1TB {10000 RPM}

6 .SMPS:-1500WATT



I am in confusion while selecting the proper company for RAM,HDD,SMPS,LCD.

So can somebody suggest me, whether this above PC is competent to render data in Vue? or any suggestions to make it more efficient?
Thanks for time and attention

10 October 2010, 03:37 PM
Hi there.

That certainly looks like it would be a great workstation and for any other program would be perfect. However, Vue is one of the most hardware intensive programs on the market and from what I have read at least. I would recommend a minimum of 10Gb of ram (The more the better though) and at least 3-4GB graphics card memory. I have a similar set up to the one you have listed above, with 12GB Ram and still wouldn't attempt to render a decent animation from Vue.

If you are simply happy creating stills, then you should be more than fine. However, from what I have read over the years. You may have to resort to an entire render farm if you want to produce detailed, lengthy animations in Vue.

Hope that helps and good luck!

10 October 2010, 05:01 PM
thanks for Ur kind info.
Would U mind if I ask you to suggest me some good render farms in market, which can render Vue animations effectively.
thx again

10 October 2010, 09:41 AM
Hi Tarun,

Unfortunately, I can't really recommend a decent render farm as I have not had the pleasure of using one myself yet. All I know if that you don't see many detailed animations being produced by individual artists using Vue and that a render farm is apparently essential for anything other than stills. It all depends on what you want to produce though.

It may be worth popping over to the Cornucopia forums and asking for more help there, as these Vue forums do appear to be very quiet. All the best with it anyway.


10 October 2010, 09:06 PM
vue's shader 4 doesnt work on any ati cards, as I am given to understand. The other modes work fine, though.

10 October 2010, 02:26 AM
vue's shader 4 doesnt work on any ati cards, as I am given to understand. The other modes work fine, though.

It works fine in my 4850.
But I don't know how it will perform with the 5800 one. At the site it says for V8000, but it is sort of outdated since there are a lot of new cards out and even a 9800 one.

From the official site:

The following boards will perform using the new Shader engine ( Other boards may not perform using the Shader engine (, but will perform using the older fixed-pipeline one. In any case, Vue can perform in software OpenGL ( regardless of the video boards. Windows:

All boards with NVidia Quadro, GeForce8/9 and GT200 chips,
ATI FirePro V8000 series with up-to-date drivers (i.e. not on original CD)
Boards with ATI Radeon 4800 series with updated drivers will work, but can suffer small performance issues. New ATI 5800 series remain untested at this point. Macintosh:

All boards with NVidia GeForce and GT200 chips,
All boards with ATI Radeon HD and 4800 series (10.5.6+ required).
Boards that are not on this list may work with Vue, but haven't been extensively tested. If you run into any OpenGL issues, try disabling background draw and antialiasing in the Options panel. Worst case scenario: you can always run Vue in software OpenGL ( mode.

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