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by rooprob
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Nicest Tezro I've seen on (EBAY) plus more (not mine)
Replies: 10
Views: 558

Re: Nicest Tezro I've seen on (EBAY) plus more (not mine)

+1 on the softimage and maya tuts. Youtube is great, but vintage stuff is hard to find, and obviously mostly old professional grade VHS footage of a time ago. Get rid of the mystique and bring it up to date! I may join you, as I have the same rig. And just like blogging instead of languishing on a l...
by rooprob
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: Let's check your depth buffer precision!
Replies: 12
Views: 634

Re: Let's check your depth buffer precision!

Hi, I tried this out for you, for what it's worth: Zoom < 150 zero artefacts Zoom >150 < 160 start to get green artefacts Zoom beyond 200 lots of green artefacts. I have two machines (O2 w/6.5.30, Indigo2 Max Impact w/6.5.22). They produced pretty close (almost exactly the same) results running Maya...
by rooprob
Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: vfc on Indigo2 Impact
Replies: 0
Views: 129

vfc on Indigo2 Impact

Hi, Has anyone successfully execute vfc on Impact (I know they have on Octane MGRAS). Reason for asking, vfc throws a wobbler from the installed mgras.def, then drops core. IRIS 94% ./modelines-mgras modelines.tmpl < modelines-v2.txt 1600x1000 FrontPorch H/V 104/1, BackPorch H/V 272/31 Sync H/V 168/...
by rooprob
Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Resurrecting a Jurassic Classic Crimson
Replies: 63
Views: 5206

Re: Resurrecting a Jurassic Classic Crimson

There's a time limit to restoration projects. If you haven't managed to turn it on in 10 years, the law states you need to give it away.

That four years left is ticking down....
by rooprob
Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Project Update Thread: Miniature Indigos
Replies: 70
Views: 3506

Re: Project Update Thread: Miniature Indigos

Yes please!
by rooprob
Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Building own cable: sourcing an 13w3 male connector
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: Building own cable: sourcing an 13w3 male connector

So, if I understand correctly, you opt to purchase the D-sub male on the 10 pins, with three empty holes, then purchase the pins separately? Looking at the dm53740 link, it's like the assembly is made up from both male and female parts included, but I'm guessing only the female would be needed in th...
by rooprob
Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Building own cable: sourcing an 13w3 male connector
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Building own cable: sourcing an 13w3 male connector

Hi, I'd like to build myself an 13W3 (male) to VGA (female) cable as described in http://forums.nekochan.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16730235&p=7388000&hilit=13w3+cable#p7385806. I'm struggling to find the right 13w3 part in the google+electronics suppliers. I've found all sorts of 13w3 d-su...
by rooprob
Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: Getting the old 3D software on an SGI today?
Replies: 15
Views: 1806

Re: Getting the old 3D software on an SGI today?

What sort of problems? UNIX admin problems ? Best! I have been meaning to start a thread about this for ages. I have hard copies from back in the day of Alias version 6, Alias version 7.5.1, and Advanced Visualizer 4.2.1. I really *love* the stuff from the late 80s and 90s that was made using Alias ...
by rooprob
Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: SGI: Video
Topic: O2 Vice MPEG2 discovery
Replies: 15
Views: 2712

Re: O2 Vice MPEG2 discovery

Nice! Keep going!
by rooprob
Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: Professional graphics card
Replies: 6
Views: 896

Re: Professional graphics card

To continue the amusement:

These guys share how they did 1k colours on CGA

http://www.reenigne.org/blog/1k-colours ... -its-done/

http://trixter.oldskool.org/2015/04/07/ ... emulators/
by rooprob
Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:56 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: Professional graphics card
Replies: 6
Views: 896

Professional graphics card

Stumbled upon this, thought it would bring a wry smile to those rocking an 80s vintage silicon graphics.

http://www.seasip.info/VintagePC/pgc.html
by rooprob
Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:11 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane Onboard Sound Quality
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: Octane Onboard Sound Quality

The one to watch from my experience affects any sgi: audiopanel having a lapse and getting itself on the wrong sample rate. Input or output. Can make for some quizzical glances. I always thought the sound hardware on octane, or indigo2 and even Indy were all highly rated with low latency and low noi...

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