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

David Johnson daveinengland at gmail.com
Mon Aug 10 11:16:52 EDT 2009


Please include at least one teapot. For old times sake.
Dave

On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 10:03 AM, Michael Goldfarb <goldfarb at coredp.com>wrote:

> 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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