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Greg House
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      08-08-2007

Lord of the Rings visual effects firm opts for Microsoft

http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...l-effects-firm
 
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Fred Dagg
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      08-09-2007
On Thu, 09 Aug 2007 10:25:41 +1200, Greg House <(E-Mail Removed)
exclaimed:

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>Lord of the Rings visual effects firm opts for Microsoft
>
>http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...l-effects-firm


Wow, that's pretty big news, actually. It's interesting how so many of
the Linux poster boys are giving up and heading back to Microsoft.
Can't blame them, I guess.
 
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Mark Robinson
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      08-09-2007
Fred Dagg wrote:
> On Thu, 09 Aug 2007 10:25:41 +1200, Greg House <(E-Mail Removed)
> exclaimed:
>
>> Lord of the Rings visual effects firm opts for Microsoft
>>
>> http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...l-effects-firm

>
> Wow, that's pretty big news, actually. It's interesting how so many of
> the Linux poster boys are giving up and heading back to Microsoft.
> Can't blame them, I guess.


Now there's a bit of wishful thinking.

If you read the article they are adding some Microsoft software to their
existing, huge, largely *n?x based toolkit.

Classic.
 
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Fred Dagg
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      08-09-2007
On Thu, 09 Aug 2007 12:40:54 +1200, Mark Robinson
<(E-Mail Removed)2tod.net> exclaimed:

>Fred Dagg wrote:
>> On Thu, 09 Aug 2007 10:25:41 +1200, Greg House <(E-Mail Removed)
>> exclaimed:
>>
>>> Lord of the Rings visual effects firm opts for Microsoft
>>>
>>> http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...l-effects-firm

>>
>> Wow, that's pretty big news, actually. It's interesting how so many of
>> the Linux poster boys are giving up and heading back to Microsoft.
>> Can't blame them, I guess.

>
>Now there's a bit of wishful thinking.
>
>If you read the article they are adding some Microsoft software to their
>existing, huge, largely *n?x based toolkit.


Nope. Talking to an insider, they're rolling Microsoft software out
throughout the organisation, and, all going well, are expecting it to
replace their Linux graphics farms.

>Classic.


Indeed.
 
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sam
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      08-09-2007
Mark Robinson wrote:
> Fred Dagg wrote:
>> On Thu, 09 Aug 2007 10:25:41 +1200, Greg House <(E-Mail Removed)
>> exclaimed:
>>
>>> Lord of the Rings visual effects firm opts for Microsoft
>>> http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...l-effects-firm

>>
>> Wow, that's pretty big news, actually. It's interesting how so many of
>> the Linux poster boys are giving up and heading back to Microsoft.
>> Can't blame them, I guess.

>
> Now there's a bit of wishful thinking.
>
> If you read the article they are adding some Microsoft software to their
> existing, huge, largely *n?x based toolkit.
>
> Classic.


LOL
The compositing technology used by Weta is licensed from Apple, yet we
don't see Mac fanboys claiming that Weta is giving up on Linux.
Its just wintroll like dumfuks Woger and Fredag that consitently get
the wrong end of the stick.
 
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sam
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      08-09-2007
Fred Dagg wrote:
> On Thu, 09 Aug 2007 12:40:54 +1200, Mark Robinson
> <(E-Mail Removed)2tod.net> exclaimed:
>
>> Fred Dagg wrote:
>>> On Thu, 09 Aug 2007 10:25:41 +1200, Greg House <(E-Mail Removed)
>>> exclaimed:
>>>
>>>> Lord of the Rings visual effects firm opts for Microsoft
>>>>
>>>> http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...l-effects-firm
>>> Wow, that's pretty big news, actually. It's interesting how so many of
>>> the Linux poster boys are giving up and heading back to Microsoft.
>>> Can't blame them, I guess.

>> Now there's a bit of wishful thinking.
>>
>> If you read the article they are adding some Microsoft software to their
>> existing, huge, largely *n?x based toolkit.

>
> Nope. Talking to an insider, they're rolling Microsoft software out
> throughout the organisation, and, all going well, are expecting it to
> replace their Linux graphics farms.
>
>> Classic.

>
> Indeed.


I know more Park Road staff than you ever will
They have plenty of front office Windows PCs and no intention at all of
dropping Shake, Maya and Renderman.
 
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Andrew Lambert
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      08-09-2007

> Nope. Talking to an insider, they're rolling Microsoft software out
> throughout the organisation, and, all going well, are expecting it to
> replace their Linux graphics farms.



Hahahahahahah!

there can only be a couple of senarios here.
1 - you are lying out of your arse and are just posting to agree with
the OP as you want to believe that weta are ditching linux

2 - you are telling what you believe is true but have 100% incorrect
information

3 - your "insider" is pulling your leg and you fell for it hook line and
sinker
 
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Andrew Lambert
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      08-09-2007
sam wrote:
> Mark Robinson wrote:
>> Fred Dagg wrote:
>>> On Thu, 09 Aug 2007 10:25:41 +1200, Greg House <(E-Mail Removed)
>>> exclaimed:
>>>
>>>> Lord of the Rings visual effects firm opts for Microsoft
>>>> http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...l-effects-firm
>>>>
>>>
>>> Wow, that's pretty big news, actually. It's interesting how so many of
>>> the Linux poster boys are giving up and heading back to Microsoft.
>>> Can't blame them, I guess.

>>
>> Now there's a bit of wishful thinking.
>>
>> If you read the article they are adding some Microsoft software to
>> their existing, huge, largely *n?x based toolkit.
>>
>> Classic.

>
> LOL
> The compositing technology used by Weta is licensed from Apple, yet we
> don't see Mac fanboys claiming that Weta is giving up on Linux.
> Its just wintroll like dumfuks Woger and Fredag that consitently get
> the wrong end of the stick.

Shake.. previously created by apple...
weta owns the source code and unlimited licences. its run on linux at
weta. its a discontinued product - ie apple doesnt support or develop it
anymore, But weta have improved, modified it and fixed bugs

I believe apple is creating a new product.. well re writing shake and it
will be called soemthing else, but i dont know what platform it will run
on... i have a feeling that it wont be linux compatible, but im only
guessing here

 
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Andrew Lambert
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      08-09-2007
Greg House wrote:
> Lord of the Rings visual effects firm opts for Microsoft
>
> http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...l-effects-firm


This microsoft software will likely be used in certain departments
alongside thier linux workstations. The renderwall (its not called a
linux graphics farm or whatever it was called in a different post) will
be untouched... well not completly untouched, It will only grow, but
will always be linux based
 
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sam
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      08-09-2007
Andrew Lambert wrote:
> sam wrote:
>> Mark Robinson wrote:
>>> Fred Dagg wrote:
>>>> On Thu, 09 Aug 2007 10:25:41 +1200, Greg House <(E-Mail Removed)
>>>> exclaimed:
>>>>
>>>>> Lord of the Rings visual effects firm opts for Microsoft
>>>>> http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...l-effects-firm
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Wow, that's pretty big news, actually. It's interesting how so many of
>>>> the Linux poster boys are giving up and heading back to Microsoft.
>>>> Can't blame them, I guess.
>>>
>>> Now there's a bit of wishful thinking.
>>>
>>> If you read the article they are adding some Microsoft software to
>>> their existing, huge, largely *n?x based toolkit.
>>>
>>> Classic.

>>
>> LOL
>> The compositing technology used by Weta is licensed from Apple, yet we
>> don't see Mac fanboys claiming that Weta is giving up on Linux.
>> Its just wintroll like dumfuks Woger and Fredag that consitently get
>> the wrong end of the stick.

> Shake.. previously created by apple...
> weta owns the source code and unlimited licences. its run on linux at
> weta. its a discontinued product - ie apple doesnt support or develop it
> anymore, But weta have improved, modified it and fixed bugs
>
> I believe apple is creating a new product.. well re writing shake and it
> will be called soemthing else, but i dont know what platform it will run
> on... i have a feeling that it wont be linux compatible, but im only
> guessing here
>


I heard they are using also using Nuke for compositing, but there are
still a lot of people with Shake skills to train on Nuke.
 
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