CentOS for Animation and VFX Pipeline

Posted: October 27, 2012 in FX Pipeline, Linux

CentOS for Animation and VFX Pipeline.

Hi Friends,
When we talk about Linux Distributions, i personally like Linux Mint 13.
Since i installed Linux Mint in my HP Elitebook Workstation, i found every thing is running in my laptop 3 times faster than window7.
most of the time i am using my Elitebook for Houdini and Realflow simulations and its work great.
But Maya is very unstable and not working fine in Linux Mint.
Because i have done installation of maya by recompiling RPM Files to DEB files.

then i decide to switch to other Linux Distro.

After lots of Google search and compare all Linux os I found CentOS will be the better Option for Animation and VFX Studios Pipeline.

CentOS is reliable and stable linux Operating system .
This Linux Distribution is very popular for servers and workstations.
centOS is Based on RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise)
easyly install RPM files.
there are lots of Animation and VFX studios using centOS in there entire facility include Dr D studios, Sydney Australia (I worked there on Happy Feet 2 movie).
Maya, Houdini, realflow Nuke and Naiad is working fine.
I Build Render Farm application for Linux using codes and lib of ArsenalSuite
,Asset Management softwares , Production Tracking Applications, Pipeline tools for Houdini, Maya, Nuke.
now every thing is working fine, fast and stable.

Final Conclusion:-
Ubuntu Based Linux Mint is a great Desktop Linux Operating system.
all latest softwares come with installation DVD. and interface is friendly for windows users.
APT (Advance Pakaging Tool) is very good and fast.

CentOS is great for big organisations, companys. It is derived entirely from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) distribution. CentOS exists to provide a free enterprise class computing platform and strives to maintain 100% binary compatibility with its upstream source, Red Hat. CentOS stands for Community enterprise Operating System.
All major 3d Application Officially support Red Hat. and CenOS is based on same.

Download from here https://www.centos.org/  (It is Free)


Rajiv Sharma

  1. Sanjeev Kumar says:

    can you please put the link of exactly which Cent OS version should i pick their the most recent one is version 6.3 and I am not sure which one is more compatible with maya and nuke

  2. Antony says:

    again nice post..I use mint KDE.. but unable to install realflow.. I’m still a novice when it comes to linux.. could u do any install tutorials with install screens or a video maybe,, thanks a lot,,

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