Author Topic: Need Suggestion on PC configuration for Lumion  (Read 6967 times)

sachintwinturbo

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Need Suggestion on PC configuration for Lumion
« on: May 20, 2012, 09:28:13 am »
May 20, 2012, 09:28:13 am
Hi all
I need your valuable suggestion on PC configuration. I am going to buy purely for Lumion & 3ds Max rendering work on next week.
Please suggest any modification which will make my configuration better
Thanks in advance

NVIDIA GTX 580 1.5gb
intel i7 2700k,3.5 GHz processor
Asrock extreme 4 z77 motherboard
16gb ram
24" led dell monitor wide screen
HDD 1tb , 64mb cache
cooler master elite plus 311 cabinet
cooler master psu 600w
APC ups 800vA
logitech keyboard and mice

Alexs

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Re: Need Suggestion on PC configuration for Lumion
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2012, 09:45:41 am »
May 20, 2012, 09:45:41 am
My PC  Current.

NVIDIA ASUS GTX 680 2gb

Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme Edition 3.3 GHz processor

GA-X58A-UD7 motherboard

16 gb Ram

HDD 2 tb , 64mb cache WD.

psu 750 w

ups 1000 vA

23 " Lcd Samsung


Re: Need Suggestion on PC configuration for Lumion
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2012, 09:49:08 am »
May 20, 2012, 09:49:08 am
580 GTX 3 GB does exist and will allow you to create bigger scenes. Some early models had driver problems but with Mortens page to fix these issues it is a safe bet.

Since all content in Lumion is loaded onto your 3d card massive scenes might get really slow with 1.5 gb.


shmuck3d

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Re: Need Suggestion on PC configuration for Lumion
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2012, 06:28:24 am »
May 21, 2012, 06:28:24 am
580 GTX 3 GB does exist and will allow you to create bigger scenes. Some early models had driver problems but with Mortens page to fix these issues it is a safe bet.

Since all content in Lumion is loaded onto your 3d card massive scenes might get really slow with 1.5 gb.



yep. im using 2x Gigabyte gtx580 3GB in SLi mood. wonder Lumion will see it as 3Gb or 6Gb? By the way, Asus GTX 690 4GB are out on the market! pls chcek it out!

RAD

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Re: Need Suggestion on PC configuration for Lumion
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2012, 02:31:19 am »
May 23, 2012, 02:31:19 am
SLI mode: Lumion only uses one card - 3gb is what it sees at this point in the game. 
From my understanding, Lumion does not support SLI.

manyachand

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Re: Need Suggestion on PC configuration for Lumion
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2012, 08:20:36 am »
May 23, 2012, 08:20:36 am

hi! even i am getting confused on what suits lumion best..... in terms of pc  or workstation configuration? need help!! i am confused on what kind of processor would be fine for lumion...
currently i work on 3ds max but i want to go for lumion as well!
PLEASE SUGGEST ME A CONFIGURATION FOR LUMION PRO, AND WHAT KIND OF GRAPHIC CARD IS NEEDED FOR LUMION TO WORK SMOOTHLY!!!!!!!!

Re: Need Suggestion on PC configuration for Lumion
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2012, 08:42:46 am »
May 23, 2012, 08:42:46 am
As far as CPU is concerned a high frequency often helps with Lumion. At work I use a 2700k which works great.

You can look in this chart for some guidance:

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

You can see the frequency also there.

As far as GPU goes they also have a list:

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

But we advice to choose Nvidia for now since those cards seem to work smoother with huge polygon scenes people quickly create with Lumion.

So an easy pick is a Intel Core i7-3820 with a 580 GTX.

You do not need a XEON an i7 is best. Better is an overclocked i7.

So a total system would for example be:

Dell Alienware Aurora with a 680GTX and a Intel Core i7-3820 at 3.6gh. That whole system costs 1659,- euro if I choose it at dell.nl

Will also work well for 3ds max of course.

manyachand

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Re: Need Suggestion on PC configuration for Lumion
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2012, 09:24:02 am »
May 23, 2012, 09:24:02 am
still i would like to know which processor is best for fast rendering the one you suggested the i7 3820 3.6 ghz OR
Intel(R) Xeon(R) W3670 3.2GHz, 12M cache, 4.8 GT/s QPI, Turbo, HT, 6

Re: Need Suggestion on PC configuration for Lumion
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2012, 03:48:22 pm »
May 23, 2012, 03:48:22 pm
For rendering in Lumion only the GPU matters. The CPU is probably only going to matter 3% compared to 97% of the GPU.

manyachand

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Re: Need Suggestion on PC configuration for Lumion
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2012, 08:58:32 am »
May 24, 2012, 08:58:32 am
if i purchase lumion ultimate before 1st june and if i want to upgrade it to lumion pro, the next day after the activation/registration of my lumion ultimate..... am i allowed to do so???
in what time will i receive the product key and the lumion setup?
what are the commercial terms, i.e. the mode of payment, what amount shall i pay as advance?

Re: Need Suggestion on PC configuration for Lumion
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2012, 11:13:16 am »
May 24, 2012, 11:13:16 am
if i purchase lumion ultimate before 1st june and if i want to upgrade it to lumion pro, the next day after the activation/registration of my lumion ultimate..... am i allowed to do so???
in what time will i receive the product key and the lumion setup?
what are the commercial terms, i.e. the mode of payment, what amount shall i pay as advance?

You can buy licenses and upgrades whenever you want.
If you order online you will receive the license keys automatically after Avangate approved the payment. When you pay with credit card/ideal, etc, this is a matter of minutes. If you pay with wire transfer it may take one or two days.
When you receive the key, you can register it on your personal account on our website and start downloading Lumion immediately.

manyachand

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Re: Need Suggestion on PC configuration for Lumion
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2012, 08:29:42 am »
May 25, 2012, 08:29:42 am
you said that, "You can buy licenses and upgrades whenever you want.".......
does that mean that i can or i have to buy lumion ultimate before 1st june and i can upgrade it to lumion pro any time even after 1st of june when the offer ends????????
If yes then how much money i would have to spend to upgrade my lumion ultimat to lumion pro after 1st of june or any time in the month of june????

Re: Need Suggestion on PC configuration for Lumion
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2012, 10:40:32 am »
May 25, 2012, 10:40:32 am
Hi manyachand, here's what Ferry said:
http://lumion3d.com/forum/general-discussion/pricing-upgrade-lumion-2-2-ultimate-to-lumion-2-3-pro/msg28855/#msg28855

"The Pro upgrade offer is untill 1st of June for 500 euro. After that it will probably be 750 euro. So 2.3 Ult to Pro 2.3 is 750 since the offer expired."