Hi! I use Maya and Toon Boom Harmony. I’m still kind of learning –
I’m doing this kind of stuff.
I’m totally not using this as just an excuse to post my kickstarter. I mean… busted right? No but seriously.
Anyways. I’ve run into some really lengthy render times when Toon Boom uses maya to render out 3D and some really awful slowdown when using particle effects in Harmony. The CPU is an i5. The PC has 10 gb of memory.
I currently have an ATI card, a 7970 with 3 GB of DDR5. I’m trying to diagnose the bottleneck because I’d love to use particle effects and decrease my render times. (generally if I try to use a particle effect, after a bit, Toon Boom will crash or become unstable, or it’s extremely slow, almost painting the screen.)
I know there are some pretty fancy solutions out there for something like this and if my kickstarter gets funded I’ll be able to get a bit fancier, but I’m thinking right now, which is the easiest, cheapest fix?
I was thinking of this: (it’s a gaming card but generally these work pretty good with Maya and Toon Boom, vs ATI, right?)
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 Gaming 4GB GDDR5 PCiE Video Graphics Card GV-N970G1 GAMING-4GD
( This: (its a workstation card and I get differing google results on this, where folks say the gaming cards are just as good etc)
NVIDIA Quadro K2000 2GB GDDR5 Graphics card
I could bump up the memory
I could maybe put an I7 iin.
Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you!!!