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Evolution Of Machine by montag451 Evolution Of Machine by montag451
Created with Mandelbulb 3D, post-processing done with IrfanView; I found this to be a wonderful image to work with and one which inspired me to title it for the Machine Series once completed...enjoy! :-)
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ShadowoftheEagle Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
Holy crap that most have taken long to make. Looks great!
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montag451 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey--thanks a lot for the comment! And with my new Acer Quad-Core 2.6GHz...it really doesn't take very long at long to render images such as this. A good investment, I think...cheers! :-)
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ShadowoftheEagle Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Nice :D
Sadly my home computer I can't do much with =\ it's an old AMD Athlon XP 2600 with a graphics card that can't even handle DirectX 9 =(

If I could use that crappy old thing, it would takes MONTHS to render this xD
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montag451 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I can only suggest your saving up patiently as I did for a stronger machine and quad-core is the best way to go, as far as I'm concerned. And trust me, you will NOT be disappointed with the results!
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ShadowoftheEagle Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Good to know :noes:
How much did something like that cost you?
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montag451 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, let me put it this way..."half a ton." ;-) And worth every darn cent, too!!
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Atomicity Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Render times must be through the roof...
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montag451 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope--render times are not long at all...my new Acer quad-core 2.6GHz machine takes only a fraction of the time it might take with a P4 for example. A good investment, I think!
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Atomicity Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Rendering fractals is not like rendering traditional 3d I guess... My render times can take up to 10hrs for a single frame and I have a I7 hexa-core @ 2.8Ghz... And yes, powerful PCs are a good investment :p
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montag451 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I still have my Pentium 4 computer and will try Mandelbulb 3D on it, just to see what happens--if anything at all, that is! ;-) I almost bought a dual-core machine but decided to spend a bit more and got the quad-core which seems to have been the best bet. But I waited patiently for a long time, saving up money for the Quad. And I'm only having a chance now after many weeks to really get rolling with some of the more demanding 3D graphics programs which are out there. But the whole thing is just great and I certainly recommend your getting a stronger PC for...2011!?
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Atomicity Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
The most demanding 3d stuff you'll find out there are render programs and video games. Other than that, it's really not that demanding. However, raytracers and other big render packages will kill your PC, regardless of what machine you have. So that's why it's better to stay in the spectrum of realtime, especially when you're new to 3d and you don't really know what you're doing. And also, with a brand new hexa-core at 2.8 Ghz, 16 gigs of Ram and a Ati rad. HD 5800, I certainly believe I won't need something better for a looooooooooooong time... :)
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montag451 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Alain and for sure video games and render programs are the most demanding programs. I don't use ray tracers as of now and will take my time with any of the new graphics programs I might use in the future. And it seems to me that you're in great shape...16 gigs of Ram?? Whoa...that's great! And an ATI 5800 is excellent also--I've got my Acer quad 2.8 Ghz and 8 gigs of Ram and an ATI 5570 which suits my needs and will be fine for quite some time. But you'll be flying for a looooooong time as you say with your PC powerhouse...good luck with your endeavours, Alain!
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Atomicity Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Nice GPU you got there :) Are you, by any chance, a gamer? :p
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montag451 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep--a fine machine, Alain and I have yet to discover its full potential. Not much time these days! And noooo, I'm not a gamer--once again, very little time due to work committments. But HALO 3 looked way cool!! ;-)
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