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Linuxforall
January 9th, 2010, 05:54 PM
http://www.reallylinux.com/docs/avataruseslinux.shtml

This isn't the first time but it certainly won't be the last.

koleoptero
January 9th, 2010, 06:04 PM
http://www.reallylinux.com/docs/avataruseslinux.shtml

This isn't the first time but it certainly won't be the last.

I might be myopic but where did that article mention Ubuntu?

Linuxforall
January 9th, 2010, 06:07 PM
Nowhere but last I checked, Ubuntu is based on Linux or are we talking something else.

Keyper7
January 9th, 2010, 06:08 PM
I might be myopic but where did that article mention Ubuntu?

I've only seen a mention to RHEL.


Nowhere but last I checked, Ubuntu is based on Linux or are we talking something else.

The title "Avatar made on Ubuntu" is simply wrong.

Linuxforall
January 9th, 2010, 06:11 PM
I've only seen a mention to RHEL.



The title "Avatar made on Ubuntu" is simply wrong.

Thanks, that was my oversight, I got too much Ubuntu on my mind, title now changed to the right one.

NoaHall
January 9th, 2010, 06:14 PM
Nowhere but last I checked, Ubuntu is based on Linux or are we talking something else.

Ubuntu != GNU/Linux.

Marlonsm
January 9th, 2010, 06:20 PM
I wonder what kind of software did they use...

Lack of good professional-level video editing software in Linux? I don't think so.

jeffc313
January 9th, 2010, 06:45 PM
it sounds like only the rendering was done on linux. correct me if I'm wrong though.

Firestem4
January 9th, 2010, 08:25 PM
Pretty cool. I believe the 2nd Hulk movie was also made using Linux systems.


it sounds like only the rendering was done on linux. correct me if I'm wrong though.

"However, it is a pleasant feeling to know that some of the world's most complex CGI are created using 64-bit Linux-based software for painting textures and 3D modeling. (http://digitalcontentproducer.com/dcc/revfeat/video_linux_hollywood/)"

from the article.

gradinaruvasile
January 9th, 2010, 08:51 PM
This is interesting also:

http://digitalcontentproducer.com/dcc/revfeat/video_linux_hollywood/

phawnex
January 9th, 2010, 09:20 PM
This is interesting also:

http://digitalcontentproducer.com/dcc/revfeat/video_linux_hollywood/

definitely interesting. its been around and used more then i thought. thanks for the link

Exodist
January 9th, 2010, 10:16 PM
http://www.reallylinux.com/docs/avataruseslinux.shtml

This isn't the first time but it certainly won't be the last.
RHEL not Ubu.
Also many movies are made using Linux. Another notable one was Startrek Nemesis where Linus in fact attended the movies premier.

hessiess
January 9th, 2010, 11:18 PM
Most non-trivial CGI films are rendered on Linux.

Linuxforall
January 10th, 2010, 03:11 AM
Whats also interesting is that lots of big sound studios working for Hollywood and other places use Linux as their software.

nrs
January 10th, 2010, 03:29 AM
Ubuntu != GNU/Linux.
Ugh?:confused:

NoaHall
January 10th, 2010, 03:35 AM
Ugh?:confused:

GNU/Linux is not just Ubuntu. GNU/Linux does not equal Ubuntu.

Regenweald
January 10th, 2010, 03:44 AM
Ladies and gents, the majority, if not all major blockbuster rendering is done using linux APPLIANCES. Why ? because if all i want to do is render terabytes of data it makes sense to add the minimal userland and rendering specific tools above the linux kernel and dedicate all my serverfarms power to the one task i need. No need for an entire OS. This is not some design win for desktop linux, it's just sound technical business.

Server linux rendered the movie. Desktop linux can't play the game. I do not feel warm inside.

Groucho Marxist
January 10th, 2010, 03:53 AM
Pretty cool. I believe the 2nd Hulk movie was also made using Linux systems.



"However, it is a pleasant feeling to know that some of the world's most complex CGI are created using 64-bit Linux-based software for painting textures and 3D modeling. (http://digitalcontentproducer.com/dcc/revfeat/video_linux_hollywood/)"

from the article.

If only Avatar had featured an equally impressive script created on celtx, Linux would have clearly demonstrated its superiority in the field of cinematic production.

nrs
January 10th, 2010, 05:22 AM
GNU/Linux is not just Ubuntu. GNU/Linux does not equal Ubuntu.
No. But Ubuntu = GNU/Linux. All X is not Y, but all Y is X.

Exodist
January 10th, 2010, 09:03 AM
Most non-trivial CGI films are rendered on Linux.
Define trivial? Most the interviews I have seen on TV about running linux was that it ran better then the windows counterparts (lag wise), just most GNU/Linux software is custom written where as the windows stuff can be purchased. At least thats what I seen on the those tech TV channels when there is nothing else to watch on tv.. :)

Linuxforall
January 10th, 2010, 09:08 AM
Ladies and gents, the majority, if not all major blockbuster rendering is done using linux APPLIANCES. Why ? because if all i want to do is render terabytes of data it makes sense to add the minimal userland and rendering specific tools above the linux kernel and dedicate all my serverfarms power to the one task i need. No need for an entire OS. This is not some design win for desktop linux, it's just sound technical business.

Server linux rendered the movie. Desktop linux can't play the game. I do not feel warm inside.

I don't see desktop anything playing the game here ;)

Frak
January 10th, 2010, 09:15 AM
Yet another movie rendered on a Linux farm...































































ok

Khakilang
January 10th, 2010, 09:23 AM
Any idea what software they use. Blender?

Frak
January 10th, 2010, 09:25 AM
Any idea what software they use. Blender?
XSi, Maya, anything made by AutoDesk.

Warpnow
January 10th, 2010, 09:29 AM
Probably Autodesk Smoke. It requires RHEL, actually is distributed with a custom version with a custom kernel Smoke won't run without.