Boy, does time fly! I’ve logged two weeks now working on my new posing project. It’s a very challenging project because of the non-cartoony nature of the characters and the stylized outlines needed to draw and paint them. I have refined my technique in painting them so instead of three scenes a day I am able to ramp up my production to five scenes. I hope to increase that even more as I get more familiar with the characters and the poses.
I have also logged a full week doing my work on my new Mac Pro :
It has been working flawlessly so far. I hate to bore you all with the specs, but here goes:
- 8 Core, Two 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon “Harpertown” processors
- 2GB RAM (800MHz DDR2 fully-buffered DIMM ECC)
- ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics with 256MB memory
- 320GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7200-rpm hard drive
- 16x double-layer SuperDrive
I am only doing posing work at the moment and haven’t done any animation yet, so I have yet to see how fast this machine really is. I am only running Flash CS3 on it. If I find extra time, I might try downloading some 3D trial software and try it out, just to give this new machine a good work out.
Other than a slight hum and whirring of the fans, it is very quiet. My old PC sounded like a hair blower.
I still have more plans for this machine such as adding RAM to the standard 2 GBs to make it even more faster and to add additional hard drives to increase the storage and for back-up.
I never thought I would ever own a Mac Pro. Actually, I don’t really own this one; it’s on lease. But I am glad I got one. I am a sucker for cutting edge technology and I believe in the saying, “You Get What You Paid For.”
I sure got a lot for what I paid for this machine.