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  07 July 2005
Talking Getting Vue 5 this week! Yah! Any Tips?

I can't wait!

Is there any thing in particular I might want to check out first when I get it?
Or are there any installation issues or anything like that I need to worry about?
I read that someone complained about the manual, does it fall apart easily?
I know I've had some in the past that were that way.

Thanx tons and I sure can't wait to get it.
I know one of the first things I'm going to want to check out, will be the Eco-System.

I'm too giddy, if that's the word for it.
I don't get to order it till Tuesday, but I've waited this long.
  07 July 2005
The basicversion has some minor bugs, so update imidiately after insterlation before working with it.

  07 July 2005
You might also want to buy a docen or so aditional PCs so render times dont go "infinite".
  07 July 2005
Thanx for the replies so far.

I'll be sure to do the update bit the first thing.

As for the render times, yeah, I pretty much figure it'll take me a thousand years to
put out a movie, one which I've had in my mind for nearly a decade, but have been
going over mthods in my mind on how I may be able to change the camera views and
such and make some other adjustments so as to allow things to only take a couple
of few hundred years to render as opposed to thousands LOL

But yeah, I'll have to think about building something new, maybe a dual processor deal
or something, like an AMD with 64bit and all that other crap that I know nothing
about (yet) as I'll be needing those soon enough anyway.

Can't afford more then one more setup, as I've fairly recently built the current system I'm
using and really can't fork out much more for more systems, but I'll have to wait and see.

I am looking into getting a tablet, which will undoughtably eat up a lot more money.
It gets old trying to texture things in Deep Paint 3D and PS with a mouse.

P.S. I can just see my electric bill going way up in the near future.
  07 July 2005
as for hardware: if you can only afford one more desktop and you´re primary usage is going to be media creation go for the amd64x2 (thats the dual core amd64) it offers excellent media creation performance, video,photoshop,3d,compositing,music etc is realy flying on those machines, going for anything else like the ordinary amd64 or a pentium d or p4 wont offer nearly as good performance for you.

just check out for some unbiased and properly done tests and you´ll see what i mean (yes it offers top of the line gaming performance aswell, just shortly behind the amd64fx and top of the line amd64 single core cpu, if you would ever like to relax alittle)

ds. your electrical bill will be slightly smaller aswell going for the amd64x2 cpu since they require less w then Intels offering
  07 July 2005
Thanx for that Mike.

I'm reading up on the subject right now at that link.
Right off the top of your hat, do you know if they have such a thing,
as a DualCPU that makes use of the DualCore CPU?
If they do have such a thing, I could really be cooking with a system like that, correct?
or is that just a waste, if they even have such a thing?

Can't wait to get it!
I'm so jazzed about it!
Should get here in a day or two, even with the slowest UPS delivery,
as it seems to come from the west coast, same place I am.

And soon I'll have me my tablet as well
  07 July 2005
good luck with v5I and welcome onboard


well quad versions of the amd64 cpu is indeed in the works but Amd wont release them for quite some time due to Amd having the performance.quality crown in both dual core and single core at the moment i dont even think we´ll see that much improvement in the current cpu market for the comming year, but quad amd64 (and quad intel aswell) will happen but not this year.

However you can of course purchase a quad or 8 way opteron server with dual core opteron cpu´s but that´s alittle overkill for most desktop systems and im not so sure you´r wife/girl friend would appreciate the cost of the system

Anyway, you´re in for a nice ride with any amd64 system but i realy do recomment the amd64x2 cpu since you´re primary usage is going to be media creation it for sure flies as you can see over at anandtech (i would recomend the 4200 amd64x2 since it´s performance is up there with the big brother but the price is alot lower.)
  07 July 2005
Awesome info Mike!
So, let me see if I get you straight there?
The setup you recommend is a single CPU that uses the dual core, Correct?
And which type/brand/style of MOBO would I want?
I really love my Asus board I now have, over that crap ABit I had before this new system
I built.
That was recomemned by a friend who was an ABit person, and I should of
known better then to take advice from an "aholic" type person, meaning someone that
thinks one board is always going to be the best board ever and would never take
a look at some "other" board.
I prefer "real" thoughts on a mobo as opposed to worship thoughts LOL
I'm sure you know the type?

And also let me see if I get this straight?
For the moment they don't have a dual CPU MOBO that could handle the DUAL CORE CPU, correct?

It probably won't matter much either way, as I most likely could only afford
the one CPU anyway, but I'd be curious either way?

I will mainly, as you already I guess know, would be using this new system along
with my current one, for those renderings for animations that I'd be putting out from
not only Vue when it gets here (please hurry and get here LOL) but also for LW renderings.

Thanx again for the info, and they shipped Vue out this morning,
so I should get it by either tomorrow or the next day
  07 July 2005
yep a single cpu with dual cores (amd64x2, 4200 to be precise unless you can afford the amd 64x2 4800 of course)

and yeah im not much for brand fanatics myself, i change between amd/intel depending on whom´s on top of performance.quality, and i change brand on hd´s, gpu´s, and motherboards aswell

Mobo: you can keep your beloved asus because asus happens to have one of the best nforce4 solutions for amd setups, it´s called: A8N32-SLI Premium and it´s the bomb, 40 pci express lanes, which means you´ll be able to run a sli gpu setup with 16lanes per graphics card (normal sli mobo´s only allows for 8 + 8, and a non sli board uses 16 lanes for one card so this is a nice improvement).

A8N32-SLI Premium is otherwise a very well equiped mobo aswell, even tho ivil and tyan has some realy nice stuff to, the asus board features dual gig lan, 8 channel audio and so on.

dual cpu with dual core: yes and no, you can buy an amd opteron dual cpu with dual core on every cpu, or quad or 8 way but this is server cpu´s so the price will skyrocket, and no there´s no workstation.desktop version out with dual cpu and dual core.

gpu: if you can afford it, the new geforce7xxxx generation realy do fly, however the price is steep and a super gpu like this isnt realy needed for creation so a 6800gt or even 6600gt is probably a smarter choice.
  07 July 2005
Again, thanx tons for this awesome info!

Everything made sense and I could understand what and where you were saying and coming from.

Well, untill you got to the "gpu" stuff, then I got lost, as I have no clue what that even means?

gpu: if you can afford it, the new geforce7xxxx generation realy do fly, however the price is steep and a super gpu like this isnt realy needed for creation so a 6800gt or even 6600gt is probably a smarter choice.

That stuff above. That's the stuff I don't know what they are?
Maybe you can suggest a specific board/cpu that fits the description above?
I mean, the one I could afford
Sorry if I'm lame in this department, but I don't build computers often
enough to keep up with the latest on what's what?

Anyway, thanx for the tips and help with this, I really appreciate it.
And I'm glad you're not the worship one over another type.
One year one setup is better and the next year maybe something else is better.
  07 July 2005
well the motherboard, just go for the asus nforce 4 premium sli board i mentioned (make sure it´s for amd and not the intel version).

cpu. amd64x2 4200.

gpu = graphics processing unit, in other words the graphics card
the geforce 6600gt is a lowprice card but you can use it in sli (2 cards working together) and it has an enhanced video support which could come in handy for you, and performance is still on top in games.

the geforce 6800gt has alot more performance for a slightly higher price and no enhanced video support like the 6600gt

the geforce 7xxxx is brand new, and costs as much as a new computer but the performance is realy out of this world.

regardless of which gpu you purchase make sure it´s the pci-x version and not agp since the asus mobo uses pcix and not agp (agp is out of date as we speak and nvidia wont even manufacture agp cards in the future)
  07 July 2005
Ok, thanx.

I'll do some research and pricing and then post up a sample setup of what I think I might?
be able to afford and get, and then you can critique it and let me know if I need to change anything?

Sound good?
  07 July 2005
nemas problemas
  07 July 2005
Sheesh, tracking shipping shows it arived in L.A. this morning!

I could of drove up there and got it myself by now!
Now it won't show up till Monday, cuz as far as I know, they don't do UPS on the weekend?
It was last scanned in at some place called, Vernon.
Hurry up and get here!, will ya!

Anyway, others have been telling me I totally wasted my money and everything else.
I sure hope that this isn't the case?
In the LW news group, one person in particular, keeps saying how I could of just bought
some plugin called HD-Instance which would of done all the scattering of objects on
the terrain and all that and some other program called 3D-Ozone or some such things
like that, and that basically this Vue program is nothing more then a "toy" like Bryce
or something and that you can't import/export cameras from Vue to LW or LW to Vue
and the movement controls are toyish and all sorts of other bad things and that I will
end up just using the program as a "door-stop" soon enough.
The news group being,

I sure hope none of this is true?

A "hopefull" md


Last edited by mdunakin : 07 July 2005 at 01:11 AM.
  07 July 2005
well most people dont know what they are talking about so i woudnt worry to much if i were you, they are most likely talking about vue4 which is very different and alot more basic (alot more like bryce) but even vue4 and bryce is more then capable of great landscape.scenery renders of course.

ozone... lol this made me laugh, e.onsoftware is the ones making ozone and sure it works but ozone is very, very limited compared to v5infinite, it´s just a plugin for getting basic vue atmospheres directly in LW, v5Infinite is in other words made by the same company that makes ozone, and v5I is alot more advanced then ozone......

No, v5I is not a toy, it is intended to be used in a productive pipeline in real studios, granted it´s main usage is as you know scenery and landscapes so it´s limited compared to the flexibility of LW, but it´s a great addition to any pipeline thanks to it´s ease of use and flexibility in it´s segment, where it is in my opinion the best solution.

So using v5I and LW is nothing wrong or weird, it´s how it´s always been in our field of work, people dont use just one tool because it takes to much time and time is money and the result most likely woudnt get as good either.

Using v5I and lW is as right as using photoshop and aftereffects together with lw and or vue, and in all honesty everything we do postwork in photoshop could be done directly in 3d, but why dont we do it? because it takes alot longer to achieve the same thing.... time,efficiency and ease of use.......

Syncing cameras.... this guy needs to read up, you can sync cameras between both apps......

So does this mean vue5I is for every studio, no of course not, but when you need to start working with landscapes.scenery vue5I is the best choice for any serious studio right now, especialy if you´re looking to implement it with your existing pipeline which i asume every single that´s not just playing would like to do.

in my opinion that is.
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