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Ive trying to convert over from Fstorm to Corona on the trail version. Constantly freezing and crashing on me. Is it Fstorm materials mucking it up? Is it just 3ds Max? Can I submit a dump file please? Ive already run the Scene Converter. At the moment Im consolidating my bitmaps into one folder.
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Off-Topic / Re: where do you get backplates?
« Last post by agentdark45 on Today at 20:03:03 »
In for answers. Good elevated and expansive backplates are like gold dust!
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Sorry hard to find out what is b-die or not.

That's the issue with memory in general, it's hard to find out who made it, what revision it is and what quality it is. If it's not in QVL (of either board maker or memory maker), it's just lottery based on assumptions (and what you can google of it).
So I can't give any concrete suggestions.


1. I know all motherboards are good for TR4, but you said Zenith has best ram compatibility. I don't need the Gigabit connection, is Zenith II extreme the best choice in that case?
2. Am I making some noticable sacrifice going to 256 GB ram?  I think I can live with 128 GB, but if I can go 256 without sacrificing anything, I'd rather do that.
3. Anything better that the 970 EVO plus? I don't want to do raid as I had a bad experience before, so looking for the fastest out of the box.
4. No idea on how to choose a power supply, but the price difference is so small I figured I'd go with the "best" any one in particular you can recomend?


1. It seems to be the case based from reviews done so far and the fact memory vendors like G.Skill provide QVL for this board for almost all their kits.
2. No sacrifice at all, in fact, opposite. 32GB DIMMs are effectively quad-rank which improves performance despite slightly worse clocks&timings. High-core CPUs also benefit from more memory. 3990X & 256GB is fantastic match, I am waiting for such kit as well.
3. Depends on what you would consider to be better, 970 EVO is mainstream mid-market budget option. For system drive, random low queue depth 4K access and latency are only things that improve performance but I don't think you would notice. I am not sure I can tell any difference with my Optane drive, and there is nothing better in world :- ). 970 EVO 2TB is still great choice, I personally would trust it little bit more than PCI 4.0 drives from less reputable brands like Sabrent, but it doesn't matter as long as you have good back-up.

RAID 0 is in my opinion rather worthless and unwise for SSDs, it improves already gigantic sequential speeds which don't matter at all for system drive, and worsens latency which does matter. And of course,.. helps you loose your data easier, esp. with consumer drives that don't offer any power-loss safety.
RAID 1 improves read speeds somewhat, but you're wasting expensive drive to do so.

4. High-end all-digital platforms like PRIME is the best you can get regardless of efficiency rating. The only better PSU than these is Corsair AXi 1600 (Only this one, not any other wattage) which is adequately obscene priced :- ).
Right now no one else has anything comparable to offer, the ultra high-end options from EVGA and SUPERFLOWER, both excellent vendors are older designs. BeQuite showed Dark Power Pro 12 at CES but with current situation, I don't even think it will come this year.

This is going to be one hell of a machine!


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Hey Juraj, You've already given so much good information I feel bad asking for some more, but this is an important build so I want to make sure, what do you think of this components?

Threadripper 3990x
Noctua NH-U14S TR4
Asus ROG ZENITH II EXTREME ALPHA EATX
Quadro RTX 5000
G.Skill Trident Z Neo 256 GB (8 x 32 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory
Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME
SeaSonic PRIME Ultra Titanium 1000 W 80+ Titanium

I have a  couple of specific doubts:
1. I know all motherboards are good for TR4, but you said Zenith has best ram compatibility. I don't need the Gigabit connection, is Zenith II extreme the best choice in that case?
2. Am I making some noticable sacrifice going to 256 GB ram?  I think I can live with 128 GB, but if I can go 256 without sacrificing anything, I'd rather do that.
3. Anything better that the 970 EVO plus? I don't want to do raid as I had a bad experience before, so looking for the fastest out of the box.
4. No idea on how to choose a power supply, but the price difference is so small I figured I'd go with the "best" any one in particular you can recomend?

Thanks
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I need help / Re: flickering noise animation
« Last post by Basshunter on Today at 16:19:55 »
Hey man, did managed to fix this issue?
I'm facing kind of the same issue.
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I need help / Re: Red pixels/glow[solved] - new problem large file size
« Last post by PROH on Today at 16:03:52 »
Hi. Nice starting point :)

Regarding the glass with triangles, there's a couple of things to check:
- are there double faces in the glass?
- are they properly welded?
- do the faces have different smoothing groups?

Another tiny thing: what's happening with the vertical bricks? Looks like the bump map is horizontal. Maybe that's intended?

Regards
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This is my first attempt at a render with 3ds max.
I'm satisfied with the basics of the scene; camera, scenery and basic colors.
Ofcourse there's lots of room for improvement so please share your opinions with me to help me do better next time.
I used corona renderer for the materials, forrest pack lite for the tree and grass, downloaded the pink plants and thing next to the front door (also used that to make the 3 small trees in front) and a car.

Things i defnitely would like to change next time are;
-grass boundaries; especially on the right side of the driveway it looks weird.
-try to make the car look more realistic by adding a number plate and changing some materials to make it look less plain.
-glass; there's some weird triangles on the upstairs windows.
-adding some interior behind the glass.
-depending on the scene adding artificial lighting.

Thanks again for all help. Really glad i found this forum!
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I need help / Re: render z-depth elemnt only..?
« Last post by xbaroka on Today at 14:49:58 »
Thank you !



Hi,
Go to render setup>scene>general settings and enable render only masks, then you will be able to quickly render any render pass that doesn't require shading.
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I need help / Re: render z-depth elemnt only..?
« Last post by romullus on Today at 14:34:20 »
Hi,
Go to render setup>scene>general settings and enable render only masks, then you will be able to quickly render any render pass that doesn't require shading.
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I need help / render z-depth elemnt only..?
« Last post by xbaroka on Today at 14:06:01 »
HI!

How i render z-depth element only without beauty render ?
i select z-depth element but beauty always rendering too

thx
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