Introduction to Maya - Rendering in Arnold
This course will look at the fundamentals of rendering in Arnold. We'll go through the different light types available, cameras, shaders, Arnold's render settings and finally how to split an image into render passes (AOV's), before we then reassemble it i
# 1 11-01-2010 , 12:59 PM
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Windows 7 or vista..?

Hello everyone
I am planning to buy new Laptop. But I'm so confused about the purchase system Windows 7 or Vista which one is best. So please share your experience so I can get some ideas. which one is better..?
Thanks in advance,

# 2 11-01-2010 , 01:44 PM
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Im loving windows 7 at the mo on my main PC but hated vista with every fibure of my body - vista was a failure in every which way - get windows 7.

But if your using it just for Maya save the money and get a desktop as most laptop Graphic cards suck for Maya

# 3 11-01-2010 , 05:31 PM
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From what I hear, Windows 7 is MUCH better on the ram usage.

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# 4 11-01-2010 , 08:24 PM
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Vista was "o.k." never had too big of a problem with it but Windows 7 kicks its butt.

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# 5 11-01-2010 , 10:25 PM
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I agree about Windows 7. I have found the memory management as NextDesign mentioned to be quite good.

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# 6 12-01-2010 , 07:47 AM
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Not tried Windows 7 myself but I hear very good reports regarding it.

Vista isn't too bad once you switch all the rubbish off, but its still very resource hungry.

If I was buying now, I would go Windows 7.

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# 7 12-01-2010 , 06:10 PM
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I personally can't stand either but 7 is definitely better than vista in every way

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