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Hologram by Jason-C
First new render in... fuck... over 7 months. 

It's been a super weird year.  World events seem to indicate global civilization coming apart at the seams, so much crazy shit has been happening and I don't think most people even know about the most alarming events due to the media failing to report on it widely.  For anyone not actively trying to bury their head in the sand for the sake of their own mental health, it's interesting looking deeply into the void to say the least.  I haven't felt inspired to make new renders this year, but tonight I opened up 3ds max for the first time in months and came up with this image. 

:music:  HOME - Signals…

TopMod, 3ds max, Vray, Photoshop
Tropical Glass by Jason-C
Tropical Glass
First full render on the Meow Calculator!  I would have come up with something earlier, but a couple weeks ago the power supply decided to stop working.  At least it had the courtesy to not explode.  I just got it back from the shop yesterday, and even though I've lost the momentum I had on the real new work I was developing, I wanted to post something.  :shrug:

I rendered this with insane high fucking stupid settings with unnecessary and frankly offensive amounts of smoothing.  Rendered in 1h 11m at 8 megapixels, using just over 10gb of ram.

:music:  iPod Touch - Eyeliner…

TopMod, 3ds max, Vray, Photoshop
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
32gb Corsair DDR4 RAM  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

UPDATE- March 7 2016 - Upgraded to 32gb RAM!!!!

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:


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Pulicoti Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016
Happy Birthday! :beer: :D
AaronRhyneHendren Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Professional
Happy Birthday! :party:
mecengineer Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016
Happy Birthday!
isider Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016
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mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you have any social media i can fallow you on - facebook, google+ ?
Jason-C Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't do social media.
Kyara007 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome to the group :


We're very pleased to have you as one of our newest members

We are very happy to have you within our community. We have a vast gallery, So if you have more than one form of art I am sure we can accommodate you!

Have fun
Again thank you for joining our wonderful group

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MimiMiaART Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
cool works!
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) 
mecengineer Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
Happy Birthday
Terrance8d Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy birthday!
fractalyst Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for adding Hextruded-II by fractalyst as a favorite! :iconhead-bangplz:
Absork Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Thanks for the watch!
PapaCarebear Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
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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 :)
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