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graphic demonstrations on octane2 ?

Unread postby jsloan » Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:33 am

I have a maxed out octane2 (2x v12 DCD) that I am going to connect four monitors to.

Irix load is fresh ... nothing there yet.

What are some tools and/or software packages I could put on this to have some really visually appealing and impressive graphics demonstrations ?

Preferably something that can be scaled up to all four screens, etc.

VR simulations / demos ?

oil and gas visualization tools ?

What's floating around out there ?

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Re: graphic demonstrations on octane2 ?

Unread postby vishnu » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:19 pm

One place to start would be the demos that come with IRIX: http://techpubs.sgi.com/library/tpl/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?coll=0650&db=relnotes&fname=/usr/relnotes/demos

Otherwise, if you're a Maya nut (like me), and you own any of the innumerable Maya instruction books (like me), that come with CD's, the movies on those CD's are another good place to start...
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Re: graphic demonstrations on octane2 ?

Unread postby hamei » Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:27 am

jsloan wrote:I have a maxed out octane2 (2x v12 DCD) ...

Jealous :(
What are some tools and/or software packages I could put on this to have some really visually appealing and impressive graphics demonstrations ?

Preferably something that can be scaled up to all four screens, etc.

What's floating around out there ?

I would just plug those four cables into my monitor and fire up mplayer. Watching a movie fullsecreen ought to give the ol' graphics system a nice workout. Does the genlock on v12's work in an Octane ? Would be interesting to see if that solves the screen tearing problem.

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Re: graphic demonstrations on octane2 ?

Unread postby recondas » Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:49 am

jsloan wrote:I have a maxed out octane2 (2x v12 DCD) that I am going to connect four monitors to. What are some tools and/or software packages I could put on this to have some really visually appealing and impressive graphics demonstrations ? Preferably something that can be scaled up to all four screens, etc.
The underlying issue may be how you intend to span the display across all four screens. The traditional shipped-with-IRIX method would be to span each pair of DCD-driven displays with one of the 2@ display formats provided by xsetmon (e.g. 2@1280x1024_60), then use the SGI port of Xinerama to tie the two pairs of displays into a single four panel logical display. The downside to using Xinerama is usually only the primary display (or in the case of your DCD equiped V12s, the primary pair of displays) will be able to display OpenGL rendered content - so OpenGL will only work on two of the four displays.

SGI's solution for transparently spanning OpenGL across a multi-panel logical display is/was OpenGL MultiPipe. At one time OpenGL MultiPipe was freely available on SGI's 'Download Cool Software' page. I haven't looked lately, but hopefully it's still (freely) available through Supportfolio.
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Re: graphic demonstrations on octane2 ?

Unread postby jsloan » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:45 pm

I just did 20-30 mins of searching around and did not find OpenGL Multipipe (or any software like that that could be downloaded from *.sgi.com...

Found plenty of documentation, but not the software.

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Re: graphic demonstrations on octane2 ?

Unread postby vishnu » Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:46 pm

According to this page: http://techpubs.sgi.com/library/tpl/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?coll=linux&db=bks&fname=/SGI_EndUser/OMP_UG/ch02.html multipipe is supposed to be downloadable here: http://www.sgi.com/software/multipipe/ but, as is so often the case with the newly revitalized sgi, the link is dead... :cry:
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Re: graphic demonstrations on octane2 ?

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Re: graphic demonstrations on octane2 ?

Unread postby jsloan » Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:37 pm

got it - thanks.

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Re: graphic demonstrations on octane2 ?

Unread postby kubatyszko » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:51 pm

<joke>
afair, two v12's mean the second one is upside-down, you may need some rotation tool or a because of that ;-)
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Re: graphic demonstrations on octane2 ?

Unread postby vishnu » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:07 pm

kubatyszko wrote:<joke>
afair, two v12's mean the second one is upside-down, you may need some rotation tool or a because of that ;-)
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A Sit 'n Spin should suffice http://www.amazon.com/Spin-Around-Sit-and/dp/B000XQ51B4/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1357365960&sr=1-1&keywords=sit+n+spin :mrgreen:
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Re: graphic demonstrations on octane2 ?

Unread postby SAQ » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:33 am

vishnu wrote:
kubatyszko wrote:<joke>
afair, two v12's mean the second one is upside-down, you may need some rotation tool or a because of that ;-)
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A Sit 'n Spin should suffice http://www.amazon.com/Spin-Around-Sit-and/dp/B000XQ51B4/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1357365960&sr=1-1&keywords=sit+n+spin :mrgreen:


Do they make a hyperdimensional model for those tricky left/right things?
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Re: graphic demonstrations on octane2 ?

Unread postby vishnu » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:39 am

SAQ wrote:
vishnu wrote:
kubatyszko wrote:<joke>
afair, two v12's mean the second one is upside-down, you may need some rotation tool or a because of that ;-)
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A Sit 'n Spin should suffice http://www.amazon.com/Spin-Around-Sit-and/dp/B000XQ51B4/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1357365960&sr=1-1&keywords=sit+n+spin :mrgreen:


Do they make a hyperdimensional model for those tricky left/right things?

They do, but it involves the W plus, W minus and Z zero bosons of the weak nuclear interaction, so it's a little out of the price range of the average Nekochaner... :lol:
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Re: graphic demonstrations on octane2 ?

Unread postby VenomousPinecone » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:59 pm

vishnu wrote:so it's a little out of the price range of the average Nekochaner... :lol:


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Re: graphic demonstrations on octane2 ?

Unread postby hamei » Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:35 am

recondas wrote:The underlying issue may be how you intend to span the display across all four screens.

Just tripped over this and thought of this thread ... it would be a lot of work but might be useful in some way ...

ftp://ftp.x.org/contrib/applications/Xvan-1.2.README


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