I have the new computer. I installed Blender on it. I started playing around with a silly idea. I… made some progress, sort of.
But clearly I have some things to learn about the physics engine in Blender. Whoops.
(Ignore the lack of lighting; that’s a problem for much later in the project at this point. And yes, I gave my marble a marble texture. Because I’m a dork.)
Given that the old home PC, which I’d kept functional far past its original expected lifespan by judicious hardware replacement over the years, was finally starting to balk at doing anything computationally intensive, I decided to splurge (based on generous tax refunds and leftover company bonus money from the holidays) on another iBuyPower gaming rig build.
The main stats? Intel i7 (9700K? Does that mean anything) CPU, 16 gigabytes of RAM, an RTX 2070 for generating pretty pixels, solid state drive, yadda de yadda. Oh, and because you can’t get a custom gaming rig built nowadays without shiny stuff, this one glows in whatever color you want.
My very own “green computing” initiative, on display.
So far it’s definitely quite peppy. I haven’t had the chance to properly run it through its paces yet, however, mainly because this is also my “work” computer during these here Coronavirus stay-at-home shenanigans so I had to prioritize loading in all the office software over games and Blender. Maybe this weekend I’ll see how hard I can push things now.