Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a fast machine?

Not necessarily

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 (2.9GHz3.3GHz 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.