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28 11, 2019

Houdini System Requirements And Benchmarks – GPU Rendering With Houdini – Part III of III

In Houdini Software System Requirements And Benchmarks – Part I we focused first on Houdini performance with the built-in Mantra Renderer using different hardware combinations.  Part II was Houdini Software System Requirements And Benchmarks – Cache Disk and RAM and today is Part III of our 3-part series, Houdini System Requirements And Benchmarks –

20 09, 2019

AMD EPYC 7002 Workstations

128 Core Workstation, Anyone? if you haven't heard, AMD has taken the server class CPU game to a new level, or perhaps more accurately, into a new realm. With the second generation EPYC 7002 CPUs, AMD’s flagship EPYC 7742 offers 64 CPU cores per chip, compared to Intel’s scalable Xeon flagship Intel® Xeon® Platinum

30 08, 2019

Houdini Software System Requirements And Benchmarks – Cache Disk and RAM – Part II of III

Last week we shared Part I of III exploring Houdini Software System Requirements, we looked at how different hardware configurations performed rendering Flip, Grains and Pyro scenes with a focus on Houdini’s built-in render engine Mantra.  Today we present Part II in the series, the role of cache disk and RAM in a Houdini

21 08, 2019

Houdini Software System Requirements And Benchmarks – Part I of III

Houdini Software System Requirements And Benchmarks Houdini Software is becoming one of the most popular and highly regarded CG and VFX applications today. It can be used to model, render, animate and simulate objects and scenes with a great deal of precision and control non-destructively. A key characteristic of Houdini is the use of nodes,

2 08, 2019

Mid-Year Check-In

Even though it's summer, and you're probably thinking about the beach, the mountains or maybe a road trip with friends and family, summer is a good time to reflect. Though it's certainly not always the case, things often move a little slower in summer, and it's a good time to do a quick mid-year check-in.

14 11, 2018

Interview with Optimus Chicago

Christopher: What is the core focus of what Optimus does in terms of content creation? Ken Winke: Sure. So first, we call ourselves a post production house. Primarily we do post work for advertising clients, brands, and agencies here in Chicago. So that’s anything from a traditional 30 second TV spot, to something that’s more