[Beowulf] noob understanding

Brice Hunt libertys.bell at gmail.com
Sat May 20 09:44:23 PDT 2006

On Sat, May 20, 2006 9:24 am, Jim Lux wrote:
> But.. if you want state of the art "production quality" things like
> flapping capes on Superman, natural looking hair on Sully, etc., you're
> probably going to use whatever platform supports the modeling tools you
> need.  It IS true that a lot of the underlying algorithms get initially
> developed in a *nix world, but by the time they get integrated into a
> production suite, the choice is more driven by whatever the users are
> currently familiar with, and if that's windows, that's what it will get
> ported to.

Pixar uses Maya (circa $7000 for a license for the "Unlimited" version that 
will render hair and cloth animation more accurately).  Maya runs on Linux, 
Irix, Mac OS X, and Windows; however, it does have somewhat restrictive 
hardware requirements.


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