RE: Next Engine 3D scanner hardware requirements

2010-01-22 Thread Trail,Brian W
Definitely get as much dedicated video memory as you can. We're using a 256 
NVidia Quadro NVS 140M, and while we ultimately get a finished product we're 
happy with, there are issues at times with viewing and manipulation that can be 
remedied with a more powerful video card.


Brian Trail
Dept. of Classical Studies, Anthropology and Archaeology
Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
240 Olin Hall
Univ. of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-1910
(330) 972-7875


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Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2010 3:15 PM
To: morphmet@morphometrics.org
Subject: Re: Next Engine 3D scanner hardware requirements

I'm having the same issue right now. One thing you need to be careful about is 
you could have a high enough graphics card (mine is 256), but if it is 
integrated and not dedicated it may still not work.

--Heather



-Original Message-
From: Thomas O'Mahoney tomomaho...@googlemail.com
To: morphmet@morphometrics.org
Sent: Thu, Jan 21, 2010 2:59 pm
Subject: Re: Next Engine 3D scanner hardware requirements


Dear Andy,

Having used the NextEngine with both the minimum and recommended

specs (for scanning humeri)I would advise to go for the recommended

specs as a baseline. As you said RAM isn't a problem,I'd put as much

as you can in (although to go above 4gb you'll obviously need a 64bit

OS) -the scanning program sucks up memory,especially when aligning

scans and fusing them.

Hope that's of help.

Tom O'Mahoney



On 21/01/2010, morphmet 
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 Subject: Next Engine 3D scanner hardware requirements

 Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 14:24:58 -0600

 From: Andy Grass adgr...@gmail.commailto:adgr...@gmail.com

 To: 
 morphmet_modera...@morphometrics.orgmailto:morphmet_modera...@morphometrics.org



 Hi everyone, we just got a new Next Engine 3D scanner here at the

 University of Iowa morphometrics lab and I was wondering if anyone had

 any experience using it on computers with different hardware.  The

 minimum requirements are 2GB or RAM  and a 256MB video card, and the

 recommended requirements are 4GB of RAM and a 512MB video card.  Does

 anyone have experience using it with both the minimum and recommended

 requirements? None of the computers we have currently are powerful

 enough to run it, so we'll have to get a new one.  Getting more RAM

 isn't an issue but most of the default computers that can be ordered

 from the university come with just a 256MB video card.  So if the

 lower power video card works just fine then that's great, but if the

 difference in performance with a 512MB card is significant then I'll

 push for that.



 Thanks!



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 Department of Geoscience

 University of Iowa







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Next Engine 3D scanner hardware requirements

2010-01-21 Thread morphmet


 Original Message 
Subject: Next Engine 3D scanner hardware requirements
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 14:24:58 -0600
From: Andy Grass adgr...@gmail.com
To: morphmet_modera...@morphometrics.org

Hi everyone, we just got a new Next Engine 3D scanner here at the
University of Iowa morphometrics lab and I was wondering if anyone had
any experience using it on computers with different hardware.  The
minimum requirements are 2GB or RAM  and a 256MB video card, and the
recommended requirements are 4GB of RAM and a 512MB video card.  Does
anyone have experience using it with both the minimum and recommended
requirements? None of the computers we have currently are powerful
enough to run it, so we'll have to get a new one.  Getting more RAM
isn't an issue but most of the default computers that can be ordered
from the university come with just a 256MB video card.  So if the
lower power video card works just fine then that's great, but if the
difference in performance with a 512MB card is significant then I'll
push for that.

Thanks!

--
Andy Grass
andy-gr...@uiowa.edu
Grad Student
Department of Geoscience
University of Iowa



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Re: Next Engine 3D scanner hardware requirements

2010-01-21 Thread Thomas O'Mahoney
Dear Andy,
Having used the NextEngine with both the minimum and recommended
specs (for scanning humeri)I would advise to go for the recommended
specs as a baseline. As you said RAM isn't a problem,I'd put as much
as you can in (although to go above 4gb you'll obviously need a 64bit
OS) -the scanning program sucks up memory,especially when aligning
scans and fusing them.
Hope that's of help.
Tom O'Mahoney

On 21/01/2010, morphmet morphmet_modera...@morphometrics.org wrote:

  Original Message 
 Subject: Next Engine 3D scanner hardware requirements
 Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 14:24:58 -0600
 From: Andy Grass adgr...@gmail.com
 To: morphmet_modera...@morphometrics.org

 Hi everyone, we just got a new Next Engine 3D scanner here at the
 University of Iowa morphometrics lab and I was wondering if anyone had
 any experience using it on computers with different hardware.  The
 minimum requirements are 2GB or RAM  and a 256MB video card, and the
 recommended requirements are 4GB of RAM and a 512MB video card.  Does
 anyone have experience using it with both the minimum and recommended
 requirements? None of the computers we have currently are powerful
 enough to run it, so we'll have to get a new one.  Getting more RAM
 isn't an issue but most of the default computers that can be ordered
 from the university come with just a 256MB video card.  So if the
 lower power video card works just fine then that's great, but if the
 difference in performance with a 512MB card is significant then I'll
 push for that.

 Thanks!

 --
 Andy Grass
 andy-gr...@uiowa.edu
 Grad Student
 Department of Geoscience
 University of Iowa



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Re: Next Engine 3D scanner hardware requirements

2010-01-21 Thread heamarie

 I'm having the same issue right now. One thing you need to be careful about is 
you could have a high enough graphics card (mine is 256), but if it is 
integrated and not dedicated it may still not work.

--Heather

 


 

 

-Original Message-
From: Thomas O'Mahoney tomomaho...@googlemail.com
To: morphmet@morphometrics.org
Sent: Thu, Jan 21, 2010 2:59 pm
Subject: Re: Next Engine 3D scanner hardware requirements


Dear Andy,
Having used the NextEngine with both the minimum and recommended
specs (for scanning humeri)I would advise to go for the recommended
specs as a baseline. As you said RAM isn't a problem,I'd put as much
as you can in (although to go above 4gb you'll obviously need a 64bit
OS) -the scanning program sucks up memory,especially when aligning
scans and fusing them.
Hope that's of help.
Tom O'Mahoney

On 21/01/2010, morphmet morphmet_modera...@morphometrics.org wrote:

  Original Message 
 Subject: Next Engine 3D scanner hardware requirements
 Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 14:24:58 -0600
 From: Andy Grass adgr...@gmail.com
 To: morphmet_modera...@morphometrics.org

 Hi everyone, we just got a new Next Engine 3D scanner here at the
 University of Iowa morphometrics lab and I was wondering if anyone had
 any experience using it on computers with different hardware.  The
 minimum requirements are 2GB or RAM  and a 256MB video card, and the
 recommended requirements are 4GB of RAM and a 512MB video card.  Does
 anyone have experience using it with both the minimum and recommended
 requirements? None of the computers we have currently are powerful
 enough to run it, so we'll have to get a new one.  Getting more RAM
 isn't an issue but most of the default computers that can be ordered
 from the university come with just a 256MB video card.  So if the
 lower power video card works just fine then that's great, but if the
 difference in performance with a 512MB card is significant then I'll
 push for that.

 Thanks!

 --
 Andy Grass
 andy-gr...@uiowa.edu
 Grad Student
 Department of Geoscience
 University of Iowa



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