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by lewis
Sun Sep 16, 2007 8:02 am
Forum: SGI: Video
Topic: Discreet Flint vs Effect
Replies: 1
Views: 1101

Re: Discreet Flint vs Effect

There's essentially no difference. The stuff that ran on the O2 kept switching names - up until version 5.5 it was Flint, 6 and 7 were Effect Option 3, then 8 was called Spark (sic!). They're all Flint under the hood and had all the same features as Flint on Octanes except for a few tiny things (key...
by lewis
Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:15 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: Gamma conversion factor between PC an SGI
Replies: 21
Views: 2252

Re: Gamma Standards

Default Gamma on a PC, and sRGB which is the de-facto colour space for PCs is 2.2. Mac's have traditionally been 1.8, which was the gamma of the first Laserwriter printer, but this has changed over the last few years and now "most pre-press and retouching professionals use D65 G2.2. Default ga...
by lewis
Sat Apr 21, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane won't hold my gain setting
Replies: 3
Views: 423

I do setmon -DVESA in a startup script.
by lewis
Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:29 am
Forum: SGI: Video
Topic: Sparks
Replies: 3
Views: 904

If you've got Sparks questions feel free to give me a shout on email or private message - I've written a few and posted them to fxguide, an OpenEXR importer among other things. All you need is the Sparks API guide which comes with the Flame docs, and a compiler - gcc is fine for C, but you need MIPS...
by lewis
Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:12 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Look what I've got!
Replies: 21
Views: 1213

The top side of that is absolutely beautiful. I want.
by lewis
Tue Dec 26, 2006 2:25 pm
Forum: SGI: Video
Topic: Smoke 6.5 Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1378

loonvf wrote:How do you see the contents of that directory?
I cannot see the other documents.


All the Discreet docs, like, ever, are now available to all and sundry: http://www1.discreet.com/site/documenta ... umentation
by lewis
Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:54 am
Forum: SGI: Video
Topic: Smoke 6.5 Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1378

Smoke changes the refresh rate of the graphics head when you run it. To force it not to, edit your init.cfg and/or your project config file and change the HiRes option - page 59 of this: ftp://ftp.discreet.com/pub2/doc/EffectsEditing2007_Config_File_Guide_IRIX.pdf tells you all about it. You probabl...
by lewis
Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:42 am
Forum: SGI: Video
Topic: Need advice - minimal config for Descreet Smoke HD
Replies: 53
Views: 5326

I think you also need the newer version of Smoke; older version I was told has a 2GB RAM access limit (compiled 32bit) - ditto for older versions of Flame. Flame 9.5 and Smoke 7 are fully 64-bit apps, previously they were not. You don't really need that for HD, it's more important for film - people...
by lewis
Mon Jul 17, 2006 6:33 am
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: Come get your Blender 2.41 build, roll up, roll up...
Replies: 169
Views: 11704

Thanks for continuing the good work guys :)
by lewis
Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:38 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Wacom Serial Tablets Under Mac OS X
Replies: 10
Views: 1347

Thinking about it my Artz would have sucked for Shake use since it doesn't support pens with a "middle mouse button". But still, good find.
by lewis
Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:02 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Wacom Serial Tablets Under Mac OS X
Replies: 10
Views: 1347

Shit!! I bought a new Intuos2 12 by 12 a month ago to use with a Mac! Oh well. The more tablets the merrier, I have three now :)
by lewis
Thu Jun 22, 2006 1:20 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Okay this is just damn cool... I want two.
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Neat but cheating. Says me, about to ride to work :)
by lewis
Wed Jun 21, 2006 1:56 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Calvin and Hobbes
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Yes! Homicidal psycho jungle cat!
by lewis
Tue Jun 20, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: 500 GHZ chip from IBM !!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1257

They have transistors which switch at 500 Ghz or something. That's cool but not really that cool, in a CPU you need a whole PILE of transistors to switch in sequence during each clock cycle so gates which could flip at 500 Ghz would only give you like a 50 Ghz system, even without the loads of other...
by lewis
Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:58 am
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: SGI Art Gallery
Replies: 52
Views: 7668

SkyBound, is your avatar picture CGI? Where's it from?

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