[Sidefx-houdini-list] MacBook Pro

Jed Schwartz jed at jedschwartz.com
Tue Jun 5 12:01:14 EDT 2007


This is VERY timely- yesterday the specs of the MacBook Pro included  
the ATI Mobility Radeon card-

I think with the NVIDIA card update, I'm going to give this a shot-

Thanks!

Jed-


On Jun 5, 2007, at 11:30 AM, calin casian wrote:

> I think things will be soooo much better now that the new macs  
> (macbook
> pro) have Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT 256MB SDRAM.
>
> cheers
> calin
>
>
> oh, if you don't know about this just visit apple.com/store
>
>
>
> Johnson, Dave (Space Technology) wrote:
>> I ran a test case on my MBP last night. I put a sphere down, put a  
>> scatter SOP on it with 20000 points and used a copy SOP to copy a  
>> box onto each one. Then I set the seed for the scatter to $F-1 and  
>> it played at about 10 fps. Any other simple tests I should run?
>>
>> Dave
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: sidefx-houdini-list-bounces at sidefx.com on behalf of jason lam
>> Sent: Mon 6/4/2007 6:37 PM
>> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
>> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] MacBook Pro
>>
>> a cheaper alternative to the m90 is the inspiron 9400. doesn't  
>> have quadro
>> but the 7800 or 7900 seems to run openGL quite fine up to quite  
>> complex
>> scenes. (haven't directly compared to a quadro). Plus it also does  
>> great on
>> games!
>> IBM thinkpads are great, i had one but it was ATI (albiet with a  
>> fireGL
>> card) and it was ok, wasn't the best in terms of OpenGL though,  
>> few minor
>> issues.
>>
>> Jais
>>
>>
>> On 6/5/07, Johnson, Dave (Space Technology) <dave.johnson at ngc.com>  
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I'll check it out tonight.
>>>
>>> Dave
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: sidefx-houdini-list-bounces at sidefx.com on behalf of Jed  
>>> Schwartz
>>> Sent: Mon 6/4/2007 12:53 PM
>>> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
>>> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] MacBook Pro
>>>
>>> Hmm- if you have a chance, perhaps you could try reading in a fairly
>>> complex .hip file, and see how it performs when you try to interact
>>> with with the scene (complex geo, textures etc.) in smooth shade--??
>>>
>>> Jed-
>>>
>>> On Jun 4, 2007, at 2:39 PM, Johnson, Dave (Space Technology) wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>> I've got Houdini running on mine just fine, though I haven't put it
>>>> through anything really tough.
>>>>
>>>> Dave
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: sidefx-houdini-list-bounces at sidefx.com on behalf of Jed  
>>>> Schwartz
>>>> Sent: Mon 6/4/2007 8:13 AM
>>>> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
>>>> Subject: [Sidefx-houdini-list] MacBook Pro
>>>>
>>>> I'm looking to replace an older laptop and considering getting a
>>>> MacBook Pro to set  up for dual boot OSx and linux- If anyone has
>>>> positive or negative experiences with this I'd really appreciate  
>>>> the
>>>> feedback-
>>>>
>>>> Thanks!
>>>>
>>>> Jed-
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