[Sidefx-houdini-list] MacBook Pro compatibility

Mark Alexander malexander at sidefx.com
Mon Aug 22 15:23:17 EDT 2011

H12 will be available on OSX 10.7 and 10.6.

On 10.6, Viewport HQ Lighting is unavailable for Macs with Nvidia 
graphics. Apple fixed the crashing in 10.6.8, but it's exceptionally 
slow (100x slower than Nvidia's Linux/windows drivers) and thus not 

On 10.7, Viewport HQ Lighting has been fixed for Nvidia graphics.

AMD/ATI graphics have HQ Lighting available in both 10.6 and 10.7.


ps - OSX 10.7.1 is available as of last week, and 10.7.2 is in developer 
preview mode.

On 08/22/2011 03:13 PM, Larry Giunta wrote:
> funny, I was thinking the same thing ... especially since we're mid
> production on a couple of projects and I'd hate to rock the boat with an
> OS upgrade right now.
> However, I though I saw that the latest daily builds for Houdini were
> list for Lion.
> Does that mean it will run on Lion but will also work fine on Snow
> Leopard???
> Or will it only run on Lion??
> Larry

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