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Old 28-01-2009, 03:06 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me a good graphics card for working with Maya 2008, I have an Nivdia Gefore 8600 GT but it does not handle textures very well.

I have searched the net and people seem to have loads of problems, most people seem to say Maya doesnít support consumer cards, my question is how high and how much do I need tp spend before, I know providing everything else work well I wonít have any more graphic card problems.

I am not a rich man my any means, I would rather save up seven or eight hundred and get a card that works rather then spending four hundred now and seven or eight hundred in six months time.

Also I am hoping to attach a project I am doing of an electric scooter which freezes every time I smooth the front light housing an idea why?

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Old 28-01-2009, 03:45 PM   #2
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I also have that card, I get occasional update errors and in particular it doesn't seem to like running image sequences inside of maya.

I have heard the nVidia Quadro range are good for Maya. The best thing to do is head over to the Autodesk website as they have a list of 'authorised' graphics cards that defiently work well with Maya and other products.

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Thanks for that Chris, can anyone tell me why on a new project I am doing the onjects don't show up right i.e. I am getting objects behind showing up in front and lots of light and dark blocks, which led me to think about the graphics card but when I load a project I did a year of so ago it is fine?

Any ideas?

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Old 31-01-2009, 06:07 AM   #4
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Z-fighting perhaps?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z-fighting
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Thank you for that, if fact it was the fact I had set the near cliping plane to .001 and onecs I brought it back to 0.1 all was well, however read up on your link just made it a bit clearer.

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