More geekNesS

So continuing on teh geekness... and yeah yeah I finished doing the minor editing to the 2nd draft of the script so I'm not totally screwing around looking at motherboards...

It's a good time to be a mixed media animator.... I have been shooting my stop motion animation with a Canon 300d...an old 6mp DSLR... up until now if you wanted to shoot stopmo with a DSLR and have any type of video preview you had to buy a spycam and built your own mount to attach it to the view finder blah blah...bottom line is that it sucked... So I have been shooting all my stop motion "blind" that is with no video preview at alll....

Then I saw that Canon just released the newest model of meh old camera the Canon 450d....it's a 12mp camera that has a live preview!! OMG that means you can use video previewing apps with it...yes yes WIN WIN... So sometime in 2008 I'll buy a 450d body and use meh lenses with it....

On the computing tip... so the $6500.00 studio I wrote about last post... I figured out its CPU power... Cinebench (Cinebench.com) is a really good 3d rendering benchmarking program and since it uses the Cinema 4d render engine the results apply directly to meh work...but yeh so my current setup which is 6 PC's each with 1gb ram scores 15,000 Cinebench points or CB's.... the new setup I am looking at scores 60,000 CB's and each PC will have 4gb's ram... So overall it will be four times faster, with four times the memory.... that's gonna be great! I want to really do some new things with meh 3d styles and go nuts with the quality and it looks like the new setup will allow me to do this...

::::::Exciting life of an independent feature animator diary #982: Saturday Night: It was raining and I was hungry so I walked 1.5 miles and got 2 tacos... I bumped into the grandson of Henry Mancini and did a str8nime song and dance... then I got a tea and finished editing my script while listening to spooky music... then I got ice cream and walked 1.5 miles in the rain and geeked out over processors all night...I got ice cream on my umbrella and script oops....oh yeh and taught myself Cinema 4d's Mograph module: End exciting life of an animator diary entry::::::::

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