Hi blender artists!
Comments, help and suggestions highly appreciated.
Inspired by Andrew Price pot cast and his joke about the man who has not the time to do it the right way, I thought a lot what this right way could be for me, filling my 3D passion with the greatest possible intelligence.
In my working history has a 2D/3D editor from 1990 I experienced DOS, Mac OS 6 to 10, Windows 3.1 and UNIX with softimage.
After my coma in 2008 I only could afford the real essentials for a basic workstation. I bought a cheap fast ASUS PC.
Since I found out that Windows is not the best platform and UNIX is simply brilliant for me I installed ubuntu on a dualboot and found out that I could do quite satisfying things with the ubuntu side with blender of my Windows/ubuntu of my dual boot:
(of course the focus of the production lies on the audio side and skibbe’s music, but I experimented with sound animated function curves, real footage, the video editor, compositor and all that good stuff.)
Sad story old story: for my sweet USB sound interface line6 KB 37 with her sweet analog level meters, my sweet condensator microphone and my Windows licenses for 3D coat, fruity loops studio, Dragon NaturallySpeaking and so on I was forced to boot from Windows most of the time.
Now I try to do it the right way. And I want to share my investigations with you.
Since I prefer to follow the thoughts of scientists than to be stuck between the jumping ideas of the marketing experts, I’m quite glad that the open source community gave us free access to virtual box, ubuntu and blender.
So here you see a snapshot from ubuntu running with blender and Firefox in virtual box while I am dictating this a on Windows7.
Pretty wired constellation. The host PC in the Dragon window of NaturallySpeaking. It is so relaxing that I now only have to switch to Windows for RAM intense work. And of course a hungry application like blender runs with a nasty delay on a virtualbox. But things like online access and software installation run smooth under virtualbox if it is installed.
So the next big step will be to try to slave Windows via virtual box to ubuntu and learn if it’s possible to run my licensed Windows software and USB sound card with wine or something like that with full process power. And I want to get into the ubuntu speech recognition software sphinx. As I said I am very grateful for any kind of help or comments of blender artists who chose a similar way.