Hy folks I just wanted to say hy to everybody.
My name is Andrija, I live in Croatia and I am 30. I am an architect and designer and i specialised architectural 3d visualisations. I run a number of rendering nodes under windows 7 because I use 3dMax and Vray for my work, but it is getting quite expensive because I have my own company, and I can't afford the software anymore, it costs me around 25.000 euros to have a legal software on all my rendering nodes. For the last 3 weeks I have extensively researched which linux to install, and I have tried a lot of them
I really like ubuntu 12.04 but I wanted to try Mint aswell. Currently I run mint 13 cinamon maya, as I am writing this I am instaling latest updates.
First impresion is really good. There has been some problems with ati drivers ( every distro I tried has initial hicups, but I managed to sort it all out ) I run two 42" lcd monitors on my main workstation so there is allways some tweaking to be sorted.
I am going to ditch 3dmax and I am going to start to learn how to use Blender. First impression is, well, mixed feelings, it is not really inituitive as I hoped it to bee, but I will just have to learn how to use it. I have around 15 years of experience with all kinds of visualisation software so I hope that I will get by
I have only one question, what is better to use, Ubuntu 12.04 Studio edition or Mint 13 cinamon maya for extensive 3d work? They are not so fast as I hoped them to be, but I am not booting them from an ssd so there might be a sloow boot time ( around 60 seconds )
Well, I am really excited I finaly entered the linux world, there is going to be a steep learning curve, that is for sure, and I hope that I will be able to contribute to the comunity, in one way or another.
I look forward to speaking to you