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CPU and RAM needed to animate in real-time?

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05-09-2012 04:48 AM

I'd like to upgrade my system and I'd like to know which cpu and Ram I need to animate in real time in Maya. I'm not sure if with the new cpu i7 is possible to get that, cause I've heard that Maya only uses a core when working with the timeline stuff and there's no much improvement in respect of the older generation cpus i3 and i5.

does anyone know that?

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Re: CPU and RAM needed to animate in real-time?

05-15-2012 07:42 AM in reply to: dracir
It's difficult to answer without an explanation of what it is your animating...
A complex scene, with dynamics/fluids/hair, or character animation with a complex rig will slow any machine down...

The simple answer would be to buy the fastest CPU you can afford - but your performance is ultimately going to be limited by the complexity of your scene. So learn to work efficiently, using place holders and proxy objects for character animation, and low-rez sims (for dynamics) until your at the rendering stage.
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