Dec 21 2004, 09:06 PM
I have a dualie, 2.8 xeons with 2gigs ram. I was wondering if support for multi threading was back. i know it was taken out in v9x
Dec 21 2004, 10:21 PM
That was my bro posting, let me make it a little more clear. We were wondering if A:M is compatible with Dual Processors.. thats all he had to say
Bruce Del Porte
Dec 22 2004, 06:38 AM
You can always run two instances. Render in one and model in the other or render in both. I have a 2X Xeon and render to TGAs with each instance rendering every other frame.
Dec 22 2004, 07:07 AM
Is the dual processing not built in to the OS? ie renders will render twice as fast.
Dec 22 2004, 07:52 AM
multi-threading has to be built into the application itself to take advantage of both processors. AM HAS had support for that feature before, but I don't think it does currently.
Dec 22 2004, 09:26 AM
Oh alright, but then how do you do this Bruce Del Porte or was this only when A:M Supported it? Thanks for the quick responses!
Bruce Del Porte
Dec 22 2004, 10:40 AM
Works on every version up to 11.1 so far. If you want to work on two different projects. Open an AM window, load your first project and start rendering or what ever. Open a second window (instance) of AM load what ever you want. Both will run/render without knowing the other is there. If you want to render at 2x using both processors. Finish your project, save it, open the second instance and load the just saved project. If you modify one the other will not change (there is no real time sharing). Hit render to a file. Select TGAs and name the file. Select your range and step by two (2). In the second instance do the same thing be have the starting frame number N+1 from the first instance also stepping by two. Also add one to the final frame number. Make sure your shadow, reflections, etc. are the same for both and hit start on both render windows.
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