Posted on May 28, 2011

Riverbend -- Updated 05/28/11It’s been a hectic couple of days for me, setting up my new workstation, which I have named “Bucephalus“, and sifting through 5 years of digital detritus to separate the wheat from the chaff. I am now finally to the point where I can do some real work done.

This new machine is a real beast and should last me for another 5 years (fingers crossed). The final specs are: 2 Xeon X5690 Hexacore 3.46 GHz Procs, 48 GB of RAM, EVGA GTX590, and some zippy fast SSDs. There’s also 7 fans keeping everything cool so I may have to look into water cooling because it sounds like a jet at times.

First up is posting the next revision of “Riverbend” that I have had rendering on my (old) alternate box for the past week or so. I’ve tweaked the shoreline a bit, smoothed out the water, and changed a few colors here and there. I was still rendering it on my old machine so I haven’t bumped up the atmosphere quality yet. Perhaps when I do a final render on Bucephalus.