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Sam

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Hi guys,

I'm planning to buy a second pc just for rendering because i can't reach my deadline's anymore.
But how will i fix this whit su podium , i just download podium and sketchup on the second pc  register and done, ore?

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If you are using Podium on more than one machine at a time, you need a second licence. You can't use Podium with SU to set up renders on one machine and render on another one without a separate licence.

Podium Server is probably the best thing for you, but your second PC needs to be Windows-based.

You can then just send all your renders to the Server machine, and PS will render everything in its queue.

Get the fastest Core i7 CPU that you can (a Ryzen CPU is almost as good, but a lot cheaper), with as many cores as possible.

Get 16Gb RAM and an SSD. You can skimp on the graphics card. Don't bother about RAM speed or DVD or anything like that.

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Going off what bigstick said, depending on the size and complexity of your models, I would maybe get 32GB of RAM. Right now it's slightly overkill, but I've used up to 13.5GB of RAM with one decently complex model. Since Podium (and all software really) are probably going to require more system power in a few years, I would suggest ether starting out with 32GB of RAM or, probably better, start out with 16GB and be prepared to add another 16GB of RAM later, so make sure you have space for the extra RAM when you'll need it.

Also, if you're going for straight rendering (nothing else), a Ryzen would be your best bet. i7 have the advantage in single core power (which SketchUp uses for the actual modeling) but since you won't be modeling in your new PC, Ryzen has the advantage, both in price (being over $500 cheaper than a comparable i7, in terms of rendering), and in render power (a similarly priced i7 is appox. 70% slower in renders than a Ryzen. For example, a 8 hour render on a i7 7700K would take around 5 hours on a Ryzen, approx.). 

I know that didn't exactly answer your question, but I was just trying to help you get better render times.
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Hi guys,

Thanks for the answers and info.
I asked my pc guy to advice me some models here are two models he suggested what should i choose ore what should i suggest him to get even a better pc?

Option 1
HP Promo Z240T ZH3.6 512G 16G W10 Pro 64 
MT
1 x Core i7 7700 / 3.6 GHz
RAM 16 GB
SSD 512 GB
HP Z Turbo Drive G2, NVM Express (NVMe)
W10 pro
HP AMD FirePro W4300 4GB Graphics
24" HP Elitedisplay:
HP EliteDisplay E242 - FHD 1920x1200 - HDMI, VGA, DP 
Logitech Wireless Desktop MK710 NLB 2.4GHz AZ BE 

option 2
HP 1C17 Pavilion Desktop PC 560-p123nb 
1 x Core i7 7700 / 3.6 GHz (quad-core)
RAM 12 GB
SSD 256 GB, HDD 1 TB
DVD-Writer
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 / HD Graphics 630
3Gb videogeheugen
WLAN: Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
monitor: none
DVI,HDMI,DisplayPort
24" HP Elitedisplay:
HP EliteDisplay E242 - FHD 1920x1200 - HDMI, VGA, DP 
Logitech Wireless Desktop MK710 NLB 2.4GHz AZ BE 

Thanks in advance,

Sam
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Hi guys,

The pc hardware and everything is chosen it will be this beast [smile]. I'm not only going to use it for su podium but also for more programs that need more power so that's why it has almost everything. So i hope podium will now run very smooth [smile].
But as bigstick suggested i'm going to use podium server, i was reading about it because i really don't know much about su podium scripts. http://suplugins.com/podium/pdm-tools/pdm-server.php bit the link generate script doesn't work...
Ore if it's possible to show/learn me how to use the podium server that would be also nice.

Thanks in advance, 
Sam
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hi guys,

I just recieved my new pc and i would love to start rendering on it whit the podium server.
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Hi Sam, you're right there was a misspelling in that link.  The generate page is here:

http://suplugins.com/podium/pdm-tools/generate-script.php

If you're doing multiple scenes, generateAll is also useful, and installs as part of Podium Extras (everyone should install this, there are really good tools in there).

Podium Extras: http://suplugins.com/podium/pdm-tools/podium-extras.php
Generate All: http://suplugins.com/podium/pdm-tools/generateAll.php

And finally, using the "Watch" folder, and rendering over a network with Podium Server.  You can transfer scripts manually, but I really recommend setting up the watch folder: http://suplugins.com/podium/tutorials/remote-rendering-pdm-server.php

Justin





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We ought to set up another thread with a test scene for rendering speed [smile]
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hi guys,

New pc just arrived how do surely now that podium is running on my gtx 1080 graphics card and on all the other stuff in my pc.
Because i'm also using lumion for animations and there were some problems to let it run/connect whit my gtx 1080 and the rest, ore is this done automatically ore.....
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