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4 Second Render by Jason-C
4 Second Render
Full HD wallpaper rendered on the Meow Calculator in 4.3 seconds!  :lol:

Tweaked version of my Fast Oyster render:

Fast Oyster by Jason-C

3ds max, Vray.  No photoshop postwork, this file was saved direct from the vray framebuffer.
Meow Calculator by Jason-C
Meow Calculator
Finally got my new computer!  This thing is waaay faster than i expected and is around 10 times faster at rendering than the old Porkchop Express.  Goodbye Porkchop Express, you're too old and slow now.  Hello Meow Calculator!  Here are the full specs:

Intel Core i7-6700
16gb Corsair DDR4 RAM
120gb Kingston Hyper X Fury SSD
1tb Western Digital Blue HDD
Gigabyte GA-H170-HD3 Motherboard
NZXT S340 ATX Case
Thermaltake Litepower 500w PSU
Logitech Wireless M280 Mouse & K240 Keyboard
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro

I decided not to get a graphics card because the integrated HD 530 graphics are more than good enough for using the viewports in 3ds max and other programs, and I'm not really much of a gamer.  This Skylake series i7 processor only uses 65w of power and runs nice and cool with the standard heatsink, an important consideration due to the fact that i live in the sub-tropics without airconditioning.  Even with a gigantic third party heatsink, the Core 2 Quad processor in the Porkchop Express always ran hot and I always tried to avoid rendering on hot days.  Apparently everyone scrambles to get the i7-6700k, but in reality it's only a tiny bit faster than the 6700 and I'm more interested in low temps than in overclocking.

All up it cost me $1171 Australian Dollarydoos (around $833 USD) which is a very good price, considering everything costs like 10 zillion times more here.

The performance of this thing has completely blown me away, and I'm experimenting with 3D stuff again and exploring possibilities far beyond what the old system could achieve.  Here are a couple of benchtests that show exactly how much faster this beast is:

New Computer Benchtest 1 by Jason-C New Computer Benchtest 2 by Jason-C

As for the name, Dagny suggested "meow" and my mind-brain complex miraculously connected the concept of home computing with the dream of calculation.  Lo, Meow Calculator came to be.

Porkchop Express by Jason-C  <-Enjoy your retirement in the cupboard, you've earned it!  :salute:
New Computer Benchtest 2 by Jason-C
New Computer Benchtest 2
Benchtest with scene file featuring high quality glass with extremely high sample rates for the lighting in Vray.  No settings were changed, I just opened the exact same scene file and hit render.  The older image was rendered in an old version of 3ds max and Vray, the newer image was rendered in 3ds max 2016 with the latest edition of Vray.

Top image rendered on the Porkchop Express in 1h 32m 46s (rendered on February 7, 2011)

Bottom image rendered on my new computer, the Meow Calculator, in 3m 27s  (!!! :omfg: )

This new computer is mindblowingly fast, to be honest it's much faster than I was expecting.  :excited:
New Computer Benchtest 1 by Jason-C
New Computer Benchtest 1
I got my new computer on Saturday, and I've been busy setting it up, installing all the software, and running lots of tests to see exactly how much faster it is than the old Porkchop Express!  Here is one of the tests, the exact same scene file rendered on both computers with identical settings.

The top image rendered on the Porkchop Express in 17m 46s
The bottom image rendered on the Meow Calculator in 1m 49s

More details soon!!!  :excited:
Mesonoxian by Jason-C
I'm surprised I was able to get this render done, my computers crashed 4 times during rendering before I was able to get a successful result.

I should have a monster new 6 core render workstation before the end of the year.  I'll be posting loads more stuff soon!  :excited:

:music: Kitsune - Gunship…

TopMod, 3ds max, Vray, Photoshop


Jason Chandler
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
I found out yesterday that all the charges against me have been thrown out of court.  The court ruled that the police recklessly violated my rights by invading my home without a search warrant for my property.

The lesson I've learned is to never stop fighting for your rights.  Even if all the odds seem to be totally against you, you've still got to do what you truly think is right.  I was very lucky to have a great lawyer who agreed not just to do the easy thing, but to do the right thing.

I'm looking forward to moving on with my life after 14 months of hell.
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Do you prefer my Monochrome renders, or my Colour renders? 

31 deviants said Colour
24 deviants said No preference
7 deviants said Anything within the electromagnetic spectrum is banal and conformist, aint nobody got time for dat
6 deviants said Monochrome


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Dawgit Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
Happy Birthday :D (Big Grin) :happybounce: Party or is it Relax I survived another year
Jason-C Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Relaxing party, I survived another year not that it means anything.
Dawgit Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
:D (Big Grin) 
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Happy Birthday
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Happy birthday!
fractalyst Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for adding Hextruded-II by fractalyst as a favorite! :iconhead-bangplz:
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Thanks for the watch!
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paulcorfield Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Merry Christmas Jason. Hope things are good with you and looking forward to seeing what you create in 2015. :-)
tdcooke Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great gallery.....splendid work!
nic022 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Hello, happy birthday to you, i wish you the best for the future
Cheers, Nic  :)
fractalyst Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! :drunk:
timemit Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
have a good one man :iconchampagneplz:
TylerXy Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy birthday mr j :)
pitkon Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014   Interface Designer
Happy birthday, my friend! :) :cake: :party:
isider Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
early happy birthday,dear!Birthday cake by KmyGraphic  Best Wishes by KmyGraphic  May your DREAMS come true by KmyGraphic  
JOSIPCSOOR Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Thank you :)
Keyshe54 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014   Traditional Artist
Welcome to o0celestial-bodies0o!
HelenLight Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fav!
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pitkon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014   Interface Designer
Thanks for joining :iconblackboxdesktop: ! Hope you will join us on our official site as well, It would be great hosting your excellent work there...
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Mafia Coinflipper by crula:iconfaveplz:    
Dominatro Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
How do you make all these incredible models?!!?
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Thanks for the fav!
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