Minimum System Requirements (for general Vivien usage)
- Intel Core i3 or equivalent AMD processor, 2.0GHz or better
- PC running Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
- MAC computer with Intel Processor platforms running Windows 7with Service Pack 1 or Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 via Bootcamp (recommended), or Parallels Virtual Machine*
- Attention: * Vivien installed on a Parallels Virtual Machine will run with limited graphical functionality, as it is running on an Integrated video card.
- 4GB RAM
- 2GB free disk space (NTFS file system)
- 1280 x 800 or better resolution
- OpenGL-accelerated “gaming-level” video card, with 1GB (or better) video memory and OpenGL 2.1 (minimum) support**
- Attention: ** Integrated video cards may be used, but are not recommended.
- Free USB port
High Performance System Requirements (for best response and rendering time)
- Intel Core i5 / i7 / i7 “Extreme Edition” or equivalent AMD processor, quad-core or better, 2.4 Ghz or better
- Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10; 64bit version of Windows OS is not required, but highly recommended
- MAC computer with Intel Processor platforms running, Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 or Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, running via Bootcamp
- 8GB RAM or better, configured for dual- or quad-channel operation (depending on the memory architecture supported by the processor)
- 1GB free disk space (NTFS file system)
- OpenGL-accelerated “gaming-level” video card, with 2GB (or better) video memory and OpenGL 3.3 support required for Deferred Rendering simulation and Volumetric Beams in Virtual View.
- Attention: No integrated video cards should be considered for such a system
- Free USB port
There are multiple levels of increasing beam simulation offered in Vivien.
- Enhanced Beams: The minimum video card requirements to display the default Enhanced Beams must support OpenGL 2.1
- Volumetric Beams: To obtain the highest graphics level offered by Deferred Rendering with Enhanced Visualization, your video card must support OpenGL 3.3, or better.
- Both Enhanced Visualization and Deferred Rendering options are required to run Volumetric Beams. If these options are not available on your system, it means the graphics card on your computer does not support the necessary version of OpenGL to run Volumetric beams. In this instance, you must therefore use Enhanced Beams for your Virtual View visualization.
- The use of the Alpha Beam Shadows feature requires a video card that supports OpenGL 4.3 or better.