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Toun

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Hello!

I have an iMac Retina 5k and am looking for ways to maximise rendering speed with SU Podium V2.5.
The renderings I have to do are complex and heavy, and currently my machine is too slow for my needs. Do you have any suggestions?

Thank you in advance,

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Hi, welcome to the forum!

Have a look at this thread. [smile]

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I'm not sure what you might need particularly for the mac but I know I got a solid state hard drive and updated my RAM for my PC and it made a huge difference in my rendering speeds and working inside the model.
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A faster CPU with as many cores as possible.
Make sure you have enough RAM. For large models, try 16mb.

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Hi there, here we are again!

I'm considering to invest 10'000 $ iMac pro. I understand that more CPU and more RAM are best for speed renderings.

So, my question is should I invest in two iMac pro 8 cores or one 18 cores? Is more or less the same price (10'000 $). If I use two iMac pro, I can use podium server? (never try yet)

Two iMac Pro: 8 cores are 3.2 Ghz / 32 gb memory / Vega 56 8 gb
Versus
One iMac Pro: 18 cores are 2.3 Ghz / 128 gb memory / Vega 64 16 gb

Thank you very much.





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In short, for rendering, the more cores, the better. However for everything else, the faster the clock speed, the better. So it's a balance between what you want to use your machine for.

8 cores can be great for rendering but it depends on the complexity and resolution of the scene. If you want to render remotely, Podium Server has not been released on the Mac because there are issues with the application that have not been resolved. We do not have a timescale for this. 

If you want a remote render machine, you don't need great build quality and a fabulous screen - i.e. a Mac. A simple box you can VNC to should be better (much cheaper) and you can spend your money on more ram, a faster CPU, or network storage.



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Ok,

Do you have a link how to set up an VNC (Virtual Network Computing) ? Seems like complicate...
Many thanks.
 
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VNC is a little advanced and obscure for the Podium forum!
Basically it's a kind of 'remote control' for your computer. 

You can get them for iOS, OS X and Windows. You can even control a Windows machine remotely with an iPad!

There are lots of different options depending on what you want. Google it.


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