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bill890

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selecting the right OS for running Fusion on

PostTue Feb 20, 2018 5:41 pm

Hello Forum!

I am very interested in Fusion and totally new to VFX. Since I am used to use Linux(Debian) (for several daily tasks, not for VFX), my platform of choice for Fusion would be Linux/CentOS.


Is there any disadvantage of selecting Linux for running Fusion on?



Thank you very much for any feedback!

Bill

PS
I could immagine that the following is more complicated under Linux:
- finding Fonts for Linux (OpenType? TrueType? Postscript?)
- calibrate the monitor (as much as I do know, even self calibrating monitors like the Eizo CG230 or CG3184k do require a software running on the OS)
- probably some plugins are only running on Windows and MacOS...
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Re: selecting the right OS for running Fusion on

PostWed Feb 21, 2018 10:09 pm

Running Fusion 9.0.2 Studio on Ubuntu Linux 17.10
Runs nice.

Disadvantages to OSX/Win:

- No Krokodove Plugins
- Network render does not work under Linux
- Less support (Low priority support)

If you can life with that, go for it!
Xubuntu 16.04, 2x Intel Xeon Six Core, Nvidia GeForce 1070 8GB, Nvidia 396 proprietary driver, 96 Gb Ram, Resolve Studio 15.2, Fusion Studio 9.0.2

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Re: selecting the right OS for running Fusion on

PostThu Feb 22, 2018 6:01 am

Same here on the last three Fedora releases.

I am not running it commercially so I will not make any bold statements, but please keep in mind that (potentially) a majority of vfx and animation studios run Linux, like in my day job.

If you are comfortable with Linux I see little reason to switch OS because of Fusion, other than you like headaches and home sickness ;)
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Re: selecting the right OS for running Fusion on

PostSat Mar 03, 2018 2:28 pm

Marc Gasser wrote:Running Fusion 9.0.2 Studio on Ubuntu Linux 17.10
Runs nice.

Disadvantages to OSX/Win:

- No Krokodove Plugins
- Network render does not work under Linux
- Less support (Low priority support)

If you can life with that, go for it!

Thank you for the feedback!

Do you mean less support from the community/forum memebers, or less support from BMD,
probably because their main development platform for Fusion is not Linux?

Bill

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