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richardMac Maya 7 users with Quadro 4500 cards (or GF 7800 cards)
by on Feb 22, 2006 at 7:07:47 pm

May be interested in this finding from the http://www.barefeats.com site:

February 23rd, 2006 -- Quadro FX 4500 supports CGfx in Maya 7, but only if you enable it. I found this on the Maya 7 support site:

NOTE: The Quadro FX 4500 has been tested and qualified with CG enabled in Maya 7.0. The use of CG is not on by default and must be turned on using environment variables added to the Maya.env file. This file exists in your HOME/Library/Preferences/Alias/maya/7.0 directory. The environment variables are as follows:

MAYA_ENABLE_HWR_CG_PROGRAMS = 1
MAYA_HWR_CG_FRAGMENT_PROFILE = arbfp1

When we defined those variables, our Quad-Core with FX 4500 not only completed "production quality" HW renders as much as 216% faster, but the final product looked better.

And there's more! We discovered that the GeForce 7800 GT supports CGfx, too, though not "qualified" by Alias/AutoDesk. We "qualified" it and can assure you it does HW renders just as fast as the Quadro!


Regards,

Richard


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Chad BriggsRe: Mac Maya 7 users with Quadro 4500 cards (or GF 7800 cards)
by on Feb 22, 2006 at 8:55:02 pm

this is interesting. I've got the ge-force7800. how did you "quailify" your GF 7800 card? is it just using the variables you listed in your post?
Chad


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richardRe: Mac Maya 7 users with Quadro 4500 cards (or GF 7800 cards)
by on Feb 22, 2006 at 10:22:10 pm

No, I think it is just their tongue in cheek was of saying they installed the card, added the parameters and tried it. :)

For a card to be qualified (which means officially supported by Alias), it must be tested by them and run through a pile of tests to make sure it does not compromise Maya performance.

Go ahead and try it.

Regards,

Richard


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