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Old 04-29-2008, 06:30 PM   #1
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Best 3d and film making/editing distribution

So i was wondering what distribution(s) that is/are the best at 3d editing and film editing.

I have been looking at "64 studio" and "ubuntu studio", are thos anny good?
I want your opinion on one of them, if not both
Old 04-29-2008, 08:27 PM   #2
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I'm prolly gonna get flamed for this, but in my humble experience, Linux isn't ready for film making. Open source film editing software PiTiVi and Kino suck PiTiVi is dysfunctional: importing mpegs crashes the application. Kino is inferior to the propretary products you can pirate (arr)t. I'm not sure if you virtualize Windows to run Ulead VideoStudio Plus 11.5 or Adobe Premiere Pro (the two I use). Petter7252: have you tried Linux before or is this your first time?
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Yes, i used linux suse long time ago...

How is linux at cg making and rendering?
Old 05-02-2008, 09:10 AM   #4
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i alreddy got an license for maya on linux, but i want to know what linux dist that takes full advatage of the gfx card... so i can work my maya skils with "lagging'"
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There is no such thing as a Linux distribution for film making (though you could start one if you like). Companies using Linux for film making also tend to have in-house or freelance programmers available to customize the base system.

As such it is mainly irrelevant what distribution you use, it's rather about the packages and libraries that you need to install to make it work.

Check the Maya list of hardware requirements. Their website will likely have information or suggestions on what distribution and additional tools are recommended.

You will have to make your hands dirty with programming and system administration to build a full-fledged filmstudio in your PC, I guess.

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Old 05-02-2008, 10:34 AM   #6
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Well, Maya recommends Red Hat so your best bet would be to install something directly based on that one, Fedora or CentOS (preferably the latter as it is the stabler one). There is a good chance that it will work on other distributions too as they are all more or less similar but sometimes it's not that easy.

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