Lighthouse – Flip Fluid Bender Simulation – Using Cuda w/Issues Found

Using Blender and FlipFluids Addon

This is still baking, so far 60Gb bake files and climbing at 334 out of 501 frames. Domain resolution used – 500 – ie High Quality.

Bake files grew from 55Mb [frame 1] to currently 277Mb [frame 333] !

Will update on the progress and final render.

and finally… after almost 2 days baking non stop…..

Below shows me trying to render one single frame and yet getting out of CUDA memory error.

I’m using a GTX1080 with 8Gb VRAM, on a i7 Quad core PC with 32Gb RAM

Switching to a CPU render and the results are below.

Time taken 1 hour for frame 348

Until l can find a quicker way to render each frame, by cuda which is usually faster especially since l have access to about 3000+ cuda cores collectively on my core workstation, l will give this project a rest for now.

update 9/28/2018

I tried command line blender rendering of frames 16, 348 with my 8gb gtx1080 / l  get the cuda error as the gpu ram used reached about 7gb out of the 8gb,

Currently rendering the first 200 frames as shown below.

 

Alienware 17 R5 Benchmark

Using the software Superposition Benchmark – click here to download.

For CineBench – click here to download the free benchmark software’

Compared with my custom main workstation PC, using a dual card 8Gb GTX1080 and 4Gb GTX970

With same workstation, just with the GTX1080 8Gb card

From above, it seems my main PC as l have researched is limited a bit when a 4Gb GTX970 is in it.

Also note the processor is much older, compared to that in my new laptop below.

Below is the Alienware 17 R5 Results

Making an offline installer for Visual Studio 2017

This is based on an article by Scott Hanselman – click here for it.

Below code worked for me

vs_community.exe –layout c:\vscommunity\vs2017offline –lang en-US –add Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.Azure Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.ManagedDesktop Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.NetCoreTools Microsoft.VisualStudio.Workload.NetWeb

 

 

A copyright claim was created for content in “Nigerian Flag”

Sometimes this auto generated claims gets ridiculous.  🙂

This is such a common tune, that l will when l have the time reproduce using my piano and loop for 1:57 min [the animation time]. For now, l decided to erase the song from the youtube video clip below.

I also cant believe this old upload got – whaw – over 6000+ views,,, for a very first animation program test l did sometime around October 2007. I have a better animation upload l will share the link to later.

Video


Claims

 

 

 

Catzilla Benchmark Results

Discovered this free but very good Benchmark software – Catzilla – Click here for the download website.

Here are my various PC results.

A17 laptop – GTX860M  [4 years old]

 

PC with 2xGTX560Ti   [recent build]

PC with GTX1080 8G + GTX970 4G  [ 5 year old PC , i7 2600K at 3.4Ghz 32Gb ram with new Nvidia cards]