Tuesday, 9 March 2010

graphics pipeline

Hardware requirements.


3D Studio Max

System Requirements




For 32-bit Autodesk 3ds Max 2010

For 64-bit Autodesk 3ds Max 2010

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional (Service Pack 2 or higher) or Microsoft® Windows® Vista (Business, Premium, or Ultimate)
  • Intel Pentium® 4 or higher, AMD Athlon® 64 or higher, or AMD Opteron® processor
  • 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended)
  • 1 GB swap space (2 GB recommended)
  • Direct3D 10, Direct3D 9, or OpenGL-capable graphics card, 128 MB
  • Three-button mouse with mouse driver software
  • 2 GB hard disk space
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 6 or higher
  • DirectX® 9.0c* (required), OpenGL® (optional)
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional x64 or Microsoft® Windows® Vista 64 bit (Business, Premium, or Ultimate)
  • Intel® EM64T, AMD Athlon® 64 or higher, AMD Opteron® processor
  • 1 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • 1 GB swap space (2 GB recommended)
  • Direct3D 10, Direct3D 9, or OpenGL-capable graphics card, 128 MB
  • Three-button mouse with mouse driver software
  • 2 GB hard disk space
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or higher
  • DirectX 9.0c* (required), OpenGL (optional)

Some features of 3ds Max 2010 are only enabled when used with graphics hardware that supports Shader Model 3.0 (Pixel Shader and Vertex Shader 3.0). Check with your manufacturer to determine if your hardware supports Shader Model 3.0.



Blender

System Requirements

  • Windows 2000, XP or Vista
  • Mac OS X 10.2 and later
  • Linux 2.2.5 i386
  • Linux 2.3.2 PPC
  • FreeBSD 6.2 i386
  • Irix 6.5 mips3
  • Solaris 2.8 sparc

Minimal specs for Hardware

  • 300 MHz CPU
  • 128 MB Ram
  • 20 MB free hard disk Space
  • 1024 x 768 px Display with 16 bit color
  • 3 Button Mouse
  • Open GL Graphics Card with 16 MB Ram

Good specs for Hardware

  • 2 Ghz dual CPU
  • 2 GB Ram
  • 1920 x 1200 px Display with 24 bit color
  • 3 Button Mouse
  • Open GL Graphics Card with 128 or 256 MB Ram

Production specs for Hardware

  • 64 bits, Quad core CPU
  • 8 GB Ram
  • two times 1920 x 1200 px Display with 24 bit color
  • 3 Button Mouse + tablet
  • Open GL Graphics Card with 768 MB Ram, ATI FireGL or Nvidia Quadro
content from http://www.blender.org/features-gallery/requirements/


Carrara 7Pro
System Requirements


Macintosh
  • Mac Intel or Power Macintosh 700 MHz (1.6 GHz or faster recommended)
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or above
  • 1 GB RAM min (2 GB recommended)
  • OpenGL compatible graphics card with at least 128 MB RAM
  • Drivers supporting OpenGL 1.1 recommended
  • 600MB free hard drive space for installation
  • 32-bit graphics color depth
  • *Note: Carrara 7 will not function installed on a UNIX partition under Mac OS X.*
Windows
  • Pentium III Processor 700 Mhz (1.6 GHz or faster recommended); Windows 2000 (Service Pack 2); Windows XP; Windows Vista
  • 1 GB RAM min (2 GB recommended)
  • OpenGL compatible graphics card with at least 128 MB RAM
  • Drivers supporting OpenGL 1.1 recommended
  • 600MB free hard drive space for installation
  • 32-bit graphics color depth
research / content taken from http://toolfarm.stores.yahoo.net/ca7proupfrca.html

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