[Sidefx-houdini-list] Standardized Render Test File?

Michael Goldfarb goldfarb at coredp.com
Fri Aug 7 13:03:36 EDT 2009


I think it's a great idea and it's something we've talked about over at 
od[force]...just a question of determining what the scene (or scenes) 
should contain and then building it.
I know we'd be happy to host/manage the whole thing at od[force]...

suggestions?


craigleehoffman at aol.com wrote:
> 
> All the recent talk on hardware and Mac vs. Windows vs. Linux, etc. made me
> wonder if anyone had a standardized complex Render Test Hip File that
> folks could download and run to compare render speeds across platforms
> and hardware?
> 
> 
> I think this would help a lot with folks making new purchases like answering questions such as:
> 
> 
> 
> Does Quad Core make enough of a difference over Dual Core to warrant upgrading?
> 
> 
> Would I benefit from a CPU with Hyperthreading?? (Core i7 vs. the upcoming Core i5, etc.- I read that Maya's renderer was 16% faster when Hyperthreading was enabled on a Core i7!)
> 
> 
> Will a SSD or faster Hard Drive make much difference?
> 
> Should I bother installing Linux/Windows 7/Snow Leopard?
> 
> Such a render test should deal with a good cross-section of complex rendering in Mantra (perhaps with PBR as well as non-PBR ROPs) and also deal with large complex models and test disk access by using large textures on disk, etc.? (Also a good test hip file for Complex Dynamics performance testing might be a good idea too.)
> 
> Anyone have such a thing- or does something like this already exist?
> 
> -Craig
> 
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