Gaming and Animation
Posted 09 September 2004 - 07:38 PM
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Somehow beginner, and developing animation and games don't seem like they belong in the same sentence. How old is your son?
Looking for some help on buying a computer for a beginner, developing animation and games.
Actually, you'll probably find the most expensive thing is the software (like Maya or 3dsMax). 3D animation rendering takes a lot of CPU power, and RAM. You'll want at least a Pentium4 2.8ghz+, with a minimum of 512MB of RAM. The video card isn't terribly important, but he'll probably want to play some games on it to, so I'd go for a mid-level card--defiantly not integrated video. An AMD64 system would probably be ideal, but Dell doesn't offer them.
Professionals prefer a CRT screen over flat panel because they render colors more accurately. Also many use a dual monitor setup, so they can display their tools on one monitor, and the output on the other.
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