[rescue] Spaceball + IRIX?

Kevin kevin at mpcf.com
Fri Nov 7 15:07:19 CST 2003

Of course it did :)  It's a FireGL1000Pro, i was using software rendering with a Matrox Millennium
I. They actually did make a 3DSMAX plugin/driver for the Millennium but it sucked.  It really wasn't
a 3D card by any stretch of the imagination.  I remember paying something like $325 for the 6 meg
RAM upgrade for that card back in '96.  Wow, times have changed.  I also remember trying to rig up a
3Dfx 1 card to render in a quarter screen window, but had little success.

A couple of years later, the real kick ass card for Max were the 4 proc Oxygen cards, sweet. 
Integraph was making Wildcat cards back then to go into their own workstations but i don't
remember if you could purchase them separately at first or not.


On Fri, 7 Nov 2003 15:57:42 -0500
Kurt Huhn <kurt at k-huhn.com> wrote:

> On Fri,  7 Nov 2003 13:23:33 -0500 (EST)
> Kevin wrote:
> > I'd be interested in this one too.  I bought a new Spaceball back in
> > '96 to use with 3DSMAX 1.0 and it has yet to see any use other than
> > playing with the demos.  A dual PPro 200 w/ Matrox card wasn't enough
> > to effectively rotate geometry any more complex than Utah teapot.
> > 
> Really?  I used a dual PPro200 with a FireGL1000Pro, and it worked
> *great* with 3DSMAX 1.2.  
> -- 
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> kurt at k-huhn.com                          Verisign VP Chuck Gomes 
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