[Sidefx-houdini-list] Apprentice on the go

Sean Lewkiw seanl at rainmaker.com
Mon Nov 19 11:46:59 EST 2007


I dunno... I think the default SOP icon size at normal zoom level is 
about 700x500. 

Sean

jose fernandez wrote:
> Thanks Peter I actually have a relatively high spec laptop that runs 
> Houdini perfectly, but I just can't resist the idea of that ultrasexy, 
> ultraportable and cheap laptop for running houdini on my way to work! 
> Will come up and talk with you soon :-) , and thanks for the advice!
>
> Peter Bowmar 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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