Maya provides a fast, creative, integrated, and powerful toolset for animation, environments, motion graphics, virtual reality, and character creation. Used on high profile productions like Game of Thrones, Kong: Skull Island, and Blade Runner 2049, Maya is more responsive than ever before, providing multiple enhancements to existing workflows and new tools. With its rich feature set, you need Maya workstations purpose-built to suit your particular workflow.
A single-threaded task within Maya, 3D modeling is the process of building up meshes, extruding polygons, and manipulating vertices. If you primarily use Maya for modeling, then don’t waste money on a dual CPU workstation with dozens of CPU cores. Those extra CPU cores won’t provide any benefit. 3D modeling only takes advantage of one processing core, so single CPU Maya workstations like the professionally performance tuned BOXX APEXX S3 or APEXX A3 will work much better and provide maximum ROI for your modeling budget.
3D animation has many similarities to a 3D modeling centric workflow as both are single-threaded tasks. And (like 3D modeling) if animation is your primary task, multiple CPU cores will be of little use. These types of tasks are “frequency bound” meaning software performance is tied to the frequency of the CPU. A Maya computer workstation with a high CPU clock speed is ideal for animation workflows, so BOXX Maya recommended hardware includes the single socket, professionally performance tuned APEXX S3 or APEXX A3.
Unlike 3D modeling and animation, rendering your 3D assets is a highly multi-threaded process, so the more CPU cores you have in your system, the better. Rendering is also computationally intensive, so it should be offloaded. The purpose of Maya workstations is to create and maintain productivity, which comes to a halt when you tie up your system with rendering final frame animation sequences. BOXX offers unique, dedicated, CPU and GPU rendering solutions.
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