[Sidefx-houdini-list] MacBook Pro

Jed Schwartz jed at jedschwartz.com
Tue Jun 5 12:44:02 EDT 2007


Agreed, it is more expensive- the trade off for me is having the  
ability to run ALL our graphic packages remotely- Final Cut Pro, CS3,  
Shake and Houdini- from one portable box -- very useful for travel  
and client visits-

No way this system is meant to replace the linux boxes in our studio-

Jed-


On Jun 5, 2007, at 12:18 PM, zoran arizanovic wrote:

> yes but on uk website there is still just radeon and price compared  
> to dell
> m90 is almost 1300 to 1800£
> thats good 500 pound difference just to have white case :(
> z
>
> On 6/5/07, Jed Schwartz <jed at jedschwartz.com> wrote:
>>
>> 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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