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Re: for which purpose do you use your MIPS-SGI-box ?

Unread postby uunix » Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:54 am

I've used SGI for years now, I did my C&G C/C++ cert on my Indy back in the late 90s and then used Maya (o2 R5000) as a hobby, now I use SMOKE for my new hobby of video editing (Octane2 + 02 + Indy).

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Re: for which purpose do you use your MIPS-SGI-box ?

Unread postby duck » Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:25 pm

uunix wrote:now I use SMOKE for my new hobby of video editing (Octane2 + 02 + Indy).


By the way, do these old versions of smoke do 1080p video in some format? Rendering anything might be painful though... :-)
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Re: for which purpose do you use your MIPS-SGI-box ?

Unread postby foetz » Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:34 pm

btw ivelegacy, the posts here do have an edit button. if you're the last one to post and wanna say something else just a few minutes later you can edit your previous one and add it

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Re: for which purpose do you use your MIPS-SGI-box ?

Unread postby commodorejohn » Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:11 pm

I'm still getting my feet wet with SGI, but my plan when I get ahold of a copy of Photoshop is to use my O2 as a scanning and light image-processing workstation for when I finally get my webcomic off the ground.
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Re: for which purpose do you use your MIPS-SGI-box ?

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:18 pm

commodorejohn wrote:I'm still getting my feet wet with SGI, but my plan when I get ahold of a copy of Photoshop is to use my O2 as a scanning and light image-processing workstation for when I finally get my webcomic off the ground.


What is this webcomic going to be about eh?
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Re: for which purpose do you use your MIPS-SGI-box ?

Unread postby commodorejohn » Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:44 pm

Boarding-house comedy with fantastic-realism elements. Think oldschool Bloom County meets, I dunno, Skin Horse. Or Thimble Theater with monster-people and clockwork robots.
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Re: for which purpose do you use your MIPS-SGI-box ?

Unread postby uunix » Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:47 pm

duck wrote:
uunix wrote:now I use SMOKE for my new hobby of video editing (Octane2 + 02 + Indy).


By the way, do these old versions of smoke do 1080p video in some format? Rendering anything might be painful though... :-)

Not sure duck, I work at 720 at the moment. Give me 6 months and I may have a better answer.
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Re: for which purpose do you use your MIPS-SGI-box ?

Unread postby foetz » Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:47 pm

that stuff has been used for movies so 1080 shouldn't be a problem

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Re: for which purpose do you use your MIPS-SGI-box ?

Unread postby toasty » Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:16 pm

I use my O2 for music, light photo processing, irc, learning UNIX & shell scripting, and as a simple media server[1] when I’m not sitting in front of it. It’s a nice little machine that could still do more after it had been EOL’d.

[1] I store movies in a folder and share that via OutBox. Then I can stream to my MacBook by opening the url of a movie file in VLC. Crude but works!
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Re: for which purpose do you use your MIPS-SGI-box ?

Unread postby foetz » Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:27 pm

toasty wrote:I use my O2 for music, light photo processing, irc, learning UNIX & shell scripting, and as a simple media server[1] when I’m not sitting in front of it. It’s a nice little machine that could still do more after it had been EOL’d.

[1] I store movies in a folder and share that via OutBox. Then I can stream to my MacBook by opening the url of a movie file in VLC. Crude but works!

that sounds nice, versatile and reasonable usage :-)

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Re: for which purpose do you use your MIPS-SGI-box ?

Unread postby miod » Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:52 pm

duck wrote:Before we all jump back in here, I'd like to point out that this has been rather extensively answered already. Perhaps ivelegacy ought to make acquaintance with the search function.

Edit: On second thought (and some quick searching of my own) I may have jumped the shark, apologies if that was the case.

Did you mean this thread? http://forums.nekochan.net/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=152
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Re: for which purpose do you use your MIPS-SGI-box ?

Unread postby foetz » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:22 am

miod wrote:
duck wrote:Before we all jump back in here, I'd like to point out that this has been rather extensively answered already. Perhaps ivelegacy ought to make acquaintance with the search function.

Edit: On second thought (and some quick searching of my own) I may have jumped the shark, apologies if that was the case.

Did you mean this thread? http://forums.nekochan.net/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=152

indeed that's the one i remember, too. seems like time for a merge

Edit by josehill: I merged the topics. It took a while for me to figure out how to do it with the new version of phpBB. I wanted to be sure I didn't mess up an important, historic thread.

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Re: for which purpose do you use your MIPS-SGI-box ?

Unread postby jan-jaap » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:49 am

My SGI's are like recreational drugs to me: I use them to unwind after a busy day at work, but there's the danger of addiction. :mrgreen:
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Re: for which purpose do you use your MIPS-SGI-box ?

Unread postby duck » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:20 am

uunix wrote:
duck wrote:By the way, do these old versions of smoke do 1080p video in some format? Rendering anything might be painful though... :-)

Not sure duck, I work at 720 at the moment. Give me 6 months and I may have a better answer.


foetz wrote:that stuff has been used for movies so 1080 shouldn't be a problem


Sounds promising, what kind of intermediate format could you feed these programs? I suspect they won't eat mov/h264.

Hmm, while the admins are stitching threads, this post perhaps ougt to be rebased. I feel bad for polluting that old thread now...
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Re: for which purpose do you use your MIPS-SGI-box ?

Unread postby foetz » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:39 am

Edit by josehill: I merged the topics. It took a while for me to figure out how to do it with the new version of phpBB. I wanted to be sure I didn't mess up an important, historic thread.

thanks jose :-)

duck wrote:Sounds promising, what kind of intermediate format could you feed these programs? I suspect they won't eat mov/h264

the uncompressed frames or a few similar movie formats of course. no point in using heavily compressed material as source, leave that to the adobe and alike botch :P


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