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ronaldefarmer

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My New Graphics Card
« on: October 12, 2014, 02:14:33 am »

Here is a picture of my new graphics card.


Actually, I just bought a Radeon HD 4550 on Ebay to replace the HD 2400 that I recently bought without realizing it was old-fashioned PCI rather than PCI-Express (I didn't even know you could still get those). I haven't gotten the HD 4550 yet, but I hope it will be an improvement. In the mean time, I thought it would be fun to invent a card of my own design with Anim8or. I made no particular effort to make it realistic, but I guess it is sort of close; my five year old daughter was able to correctly identify it as "one of those electrical things that goes inside a computer."
« Last Edit: October 12, 2014, 04:57:52 am by ronaldefarmer »
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Re: My New Graphics Card
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2014, 03:30:50 am »

Well done!
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Re: My New Graphics Card
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2014, 09:34:36 am »

LOL, made in the narnias  :D
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Re: My New Graphics Card
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2014, 01:13:40 pm »

Narnia was my daughter's idea.
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Re: My New Graphics Card
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2014, 07:48:46 pm »


nice work! 8)
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Re: My New Graphics Card
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2014, 06:18:58 pm »

Looks like a graphics card, well done!
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Re: My New Graphics Card
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2014, 07:08:18 pm »

try render again with more lighting and "Ambient Occlusion"!!
http://www.anim8or.com/learn/manual/11_ART_ray_tracer.html
will be amazing and more realistic!! :)
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Re: My New Graphics Card
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2014, 08:54:37 pm »

Thanks, everyone.

Neirao: I will try your suggestion. The ART ray tracer often doesn't agree with my computer system (outdated) or my modeling style (ridiculously high-poly), but I do love ambient occlusion. I will post that render soon.
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Re: My New Graphics Card
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2014, 04:46:31 am »

Another view of the graphics card:
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Re: My New Graphics Card
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2014, 06:36:17 am »

or my modeling style (ridiculously high-poly), but I do love ambient occlusion.
HIGH POLY? Geez what is the poly count on this thing :P
I usually end up in the million of polys at the end of project (excluding 'sketches' or rough concepts).
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Re: My New Graphics Card
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2014, 06:33:43 pm »

That looks great!  Do video cards really have that big sort of heat sink on them? And what about that blue area... Am not quite sure I should be tearing into my PCs to see for myself...
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Re: My New Graphics Card
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2014, 11:14:36 pm »

Cooldude234: 116,000 faces on this one in particular-- not so high. But I do sometimes construct scenes that overtax my old computer, especially when using ART with shadows and a lot of AA samples. I guess the real reason that I don't like to use the ray tracer is because I haven't figured out how to get really good results with it.

Arik_the_Red: Glad you like it. It isn't supposed to be an accurate representation of a video card--more like an exaggeration. The blue thing is supposed to be a fan.
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« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2014, 02:24:29 am »

That looks great!  Do video cards really have that big sort of heat sink on them? And what about that blue area... Am not quite sure I should be tearing into my PCs to see for myself...
Mines bigger ;)

(My current graphics card below)
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Re: My New Graphics Card
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2014, 03:52:27 am »

Well played Cooldude234! What video card is that?

« Last Edit: October 26, 2014, 03:53:14 am by ronaldefarmer »
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Re: My New Graphics Card
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2014, 02:57:17 am »

It's an GTX 760 OC edition with a twin frozr cooling system by msi.

Though I'm thinking of upgrading to a 960/970 and selling this one to a friend.
If I go insane enough I might even try and SLI config this time around.
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