Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Wed 13th May 2009 01:18 UTC
Benchmarks Phoronix, known for their various speed tests and reviews, compared the latest in Ubuntu and what, until recently, used to be the lastest in Mac OS X with 29 different benchmarking tests. Some of the results were rather interesting.
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John Blink
Member since:
2005-10-11

I love hearing about movie studios using linux for their 3D work.

It would be great if OSNEWS could try contacting these studios and see if they would be willing to comment on it.

eg. If they were using mac or windows on their clients PC how did it improve things in using GNU/Linux?

What Distro?

Anyway.

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ideasman42 Member since:
2007-07-20

Not exactly Pixar but for BigBuckBunny at the Blender institute we ran all 64bit linux workstations with 4-8gig of ram and 2,4 and 8 core PCs.
Whilst we didnt benchmark the NVidia cards on windows and linux generally performance was good, and there was no way we were going to use 64bit OSX or Windows for the short movie.

Time lapse of the studio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IcLxNVWBX4

Info about the PC's
http://www.bigbuckbunny.org/index.php/maqina-workstations-benchmark...

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I think you are looking for this presentation:

http://www.linuxmovies.org/2008/fosdem.tux.with.shades.2008.pdf

And some people say graphics are shit on Linux. ;-)

"And GIMP doesn't compare to Photoshop", well there is CinePaint ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CinePaint ).

It does things Photoshop can't and "CinePaint originated as a rewrite of the GIMP 8-bit engine in 1998 and still superficially resembles GIMP". But it's a bit specific for it's field.

Edited 2009-05-13 08:34 UTC

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ideasman42 Member since:
2007-07-20

One thing that was obvious from that presentation is that linux was mostly being used for the renderfarms which is nice but not necessarily showing how 3D graphics performs.

Even so I have heard a number of animation studios use linux on the desktop too though this wasnt made clear in the presentation.

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