[Sidefx-houdini-list] Houdini on a Mac.. again

Ihab AbdelRazek ihab.razek at gmail.com
Sun Jan 13 12:18:18 EST 2008


VMware Fusion has 3d acceleration and supports multiprocessors (max 2) per
virtual machine. I tried parallels first but it kept crashing when i opened
houdini.

On Jan 11, 2008 1:21 PM, Jordi Bares <jordibares at the-mill.com> wrote:

> I tried to run on my laptop Xubuntu and finally went to Ubuntu 7.10 which
> seems much better suited and documented.
>
>
> Everything runs very well via bootcamp, I have not tried parallels so I
> can't talk about that.
>
> jb
>
>
> On 11/1/08 02:04, "Rangi Sutton" <rangi at kanuka.com.au> wrote:
>
> > Hey folks,
> >
> > I know this has been discussed, but figure it's worth asking fresh. How
> > have people gone with running Houdini on their macs?
> >
> > I've a MacPro at home now which is a beast, and I'd love to run
> > apprentice on it. At the studio we're all kbuntu, so that's what I'd
> > like to install on it.
> >
> > Have people got good results from bootcamp / parallels / VMWare? From my
> > understanding you only get all procs firing under bootcamp, is that
> correct?
> >
> > It's mostly going to be running apps under OSX, with Apprentice used for
> > quick experiments, maybe some shader coding, so I'd like to run a
> > virtual machine, but haven't any experience in with them.
> >
> > Is there a way to run the same system image for bootcamp and
> > virtualised? so I could get the best of both worlds. ie. reboot if I
> > need performance, but run virtualised if I just need to quickly jump
> > into linux?
> >
> > Is Parallels better than VMWare or the other way around?
> >
> > Cheers,
> > r.
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