Need hardware help with dynamics / nParticles

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  03 March 2013
Need hardware help with dynamics / nParticles

What hardware do I need to get nparticles to run properly in Maya 2013? When I run a simulation Maya doesn't take advantage of my processor or my video card.

If I install a Tesla and Quadro card from nvidia, will that let the particles simulations actually use the hardware?

I'm looking for the kind of particle performance seen at 1:00 in this video:

  03 March 2013
From the comments on the youtube video..

"This is a technology demonstration from NVIDIA; not something Autodesk has built into Maya."

you're stuck with the rest of us with slow dynamics man :-)

  03 March 2013
Yeah, that's what I was afraid of. So it's currently impossible to get hardware accelerated particles in Maya? Is that correct? I've been trying to find info but that video was the only reference I could find.

I recently built a pc with the Intel Core i7-3930K and 32gbs of ram, and my rendering times are great, I couldn't be happier. But particle systems hardly work any better than my 3 year old laptop. It's incredibly frustrating.

So I guess if I can't get hardware accelerated particles in Maya, what 3D program DOES have that ability? Do I need to go with Realflow?
  03 March 2013
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