In general, Arnold is going to work on pretty much any 64-bit system where Houdini, Maya, Cinema 4D, or Softimage works. However, there are some minimum OS requirements:

  • OSX 8 or later (as of Arnold 4.2.7.0)
  • Windows 7 or later (as of Arnold 4.2.3)
  • Linux with at least glibc 2.12 and libstdc++ 3.4.13 (gcc 4.4.7) (as of Arnold 4.2.6)

Other than that, Arnold works on Intel and AMD processors, and has no graphic card or GPU requirements, since Arnold is a CPU-based renderer.

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