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Compatibility

Q.- Do I need a GPU in order to run Arion?
Q.- Is my GPU compatible with Arion?
Q.- Will my GPU deliver great performance with Arion?
Q.- Is there a Mac OS (or Linux) version of Arion stand-alone?
Q.- Is there a Mac OS (or Linux) version of ArionFX for Photoshop?

Q.- Are there any plans to develop new Arion plug-ins (e.g., Maya, C4D, ...)?
Q.- Are there any plans to develop new ArionFX plug-ins (e.g., Nuke, AfterEffects, ...)?

Pricing & Licensing

Q.- Are the licenses of your products floating or node-locked?
Q.- Do I need a PayPal account in order to buy from your electronic shop? 



 

Compatibility


Q.- Do I need a GPU in order to run Arion?

A.- Arion is both a GPU and a CPU renderer. So you can choose whether to render on your GPU(s), on your CPU(s), or on all your computing devices simultaneously. So the answer is no. However, with a modern high-end GPU you can expect a speed boost ranging from 5x to 20x compared to CPU rendering. This factor gets even higher in multi-GPU configurations. So if you are using Arion, it is probably GPU acceleration that you are after. However, it is perfectly possible to use Arion on lower-grade computers such as laptops without a powerful GPU, and such.


Q.- Is my GPU compatible with Arion?

A.- Arion runs on CUDA-enabled devices of Compute Capability 2.0 or higher. In simpler words, this means that Arion should run on any modern nVidia GPU. Our website features a compatibility page where we keep a list of supported GPU models.


Q.- Will my GPU deliver great performance with Arion?

A.- Arion is specifically designed for quality and performance. However, hardware-wise the answer to this question is as simple as this: the more modern and high-end your card is, the better. Our website features a benchmark that compares different GPUs, called ArionBench. You can use that chart as a reference.


Q.- Is there a Mac OS (or Linux) version of Arion stand-alone?

A.- For the time being, the answer is no. For the moment, we intend to stay Windows-only in the Arion front.

 

Q.- Is there a Mac OS (or Linux) version of ArionFX for Photoshop?

A.- For the time being, the answer is no. For the moment, we intend to stay Windows-only in the ArionFX front.

 

Q.- Are there any plans to develop new Arion plug-ins (e.g., Maya, C4D, ...)?

A.- For the time being, the answer is no. Arion exists as a stand-alone, and in the form of a 3ds Max or Rhino plug-in.

 

Q.- Are there any plans to develop new ArionFX plug-ins (e.g., Nuke, AfterEffects, ...)?

A.- For the time being, the answer is no. For the moment, ArionFX exists in the form of a Photoshop plug-in.

 

Pricing & Licensing

 

Q.- Are the licenses of your products floating or node-locked?

A.- We expect customers to buy one license per individual user, but there is no limitation in the number of computers a license can be installed on. For example: our licensing system allows you to install the same license file on your home computer and on your office computer. Or: if you buy a new computer, all you have to do is install the (same) license file in the new computer. The licensing system only forbids one license file to be used on multiple computers simultaneously. However, you can install your license file on as many computers as you need. In other words: our licensing system is completely floating.

 

Q.- Do I need a PayPal account in order to buy from your electronic shop?

A.- Our electronic shop funnels payments through a PayPal gateway. However, you should not need to own a PayPal account in order to buy our products, as PayPal also accepts direct payments (e.g., using a credit or debit card). It may happen, however, that PayPal applies a special policy in the country you are trying to purchase from, or on your card. In this case, we accept regular wire transfers as well. You can contact us at info@randomcontrol.com for questions regarding this subject.

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