[Sidefx-houdini-list] Apprentice on the go

Adrian Lee dryrainstudios at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 11:27:25 EST 2007


Ahh the magic of the houdini list. Bringing people together ;)

On 19/11/2007, Peter Bowmar <pbowmar at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hey Jose,
>
> Houdini would run, but it would be very painful. You'd be better off
> buying a used laptop. I run one that is a few years old, P4 3.2ghz and
> it runs Houdini no problem. I see lots available on Ebay (US) for
> under $400. I don't neccessarily recommend that model as it has heat
> issues and is very very heavy, but my point is you can get a solid
> Houdini machine for quite cheap.
>
> Since it appears you work one floor under me, come up to the 5th floor
> sometime and we can chat about it :)
>
> Cheers,
>
> Peter B
>
> On 19/11/2007, jose fernandez <jose.fernandez at framestore-cfc.com> wrote:
> > Hi I've been looking at buying at Eeepc, a $400 dollar ultraportable
> > laptop. It's has Xandros linux installed. Of course I know it is not
> > going to run houdini properly, but I would like to use it to study the
> > documentation and learn python scripting on the go. The main limitations
> > according to the minimum Houdini requirements are the memory (it comes
> > with 512mb) and the resolution (only 800x600). What do you think, is
> > there any way to coax houdini to run in this machine?
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