Frequently Asked Questions
What software do I need?
Do I need a fast machine?
You can honestly run these effects on a smaller, non-expensive machine. Unlike most other FX tools, Thinking Particles doesn’t rely on a massive amount of memory, multiple processors, or an expensive video card. What is does utilize is processor speed. So if you only have a few threads with a high frequency (2.9GHz – 3.3GHz is recommended) you’ll be fine.
When getting into atmospherics and fluid dynamics though, you will need a good amount of memory (24GB is recommended) and enough storage space (500GB is recommended).
Here are the specs of the machine used in the training, which is relatively higher end:
- Processor: i7 – 3960X 3.3GHz
- Memory: 24GB
- Video Card: Quadro 4000
- Storage Space: 1TB
Who can take the training?
Anyone with a passion to learn Rigid Body Dynamics & Destruction using Cebas Thinking Particles.
How much visual effects knowledge do I need?
Knowing visual effects in particular isn’t necessary, but having a basic knowledge of 3D and 3ds Max is recommended.