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

brian goodwin brian.r.goodwin at gmail.com
Sun Jan 13 13:04:39 EST 2008


VMware 3D acceleration ?
whats the performance like ?

On Jan 13, 2008 5:18 PM, Ihab AbdelRazek <ihab.razek at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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 7.10which
> > 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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