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Re: about eventual mac version / what strategy?

Postby cod65 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:56 pm

I actually put a mac mini inside my case- at the same time as my pc !
It worked but got pretty hot in there. I was running Ableton Live on the mini, until I found that my 4core pc could run both programs just fine
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Re: about eventual mac version / what strategy?

Postby ben » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:17 pm

Haha, amazing! Stuff the computer inside the other computer, love it.
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Re: about eventual mac version / what strategy?

Postby Mr Karl » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:06 pm

Hi there, just wondered whether the new Mavericks OGL 4+ support might mean an OSX port is feasible.

I appreciate the distraction this sort of post must be for the happy Windows TD users but, I'm very excited to get my hands on TD and thought it was worth asking before I pay out for a new Windows machine just for it!

Any thoughts or advice appreciated.
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Re: about eventual mac version / what strategy?

Postby elburz » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:34 pm

What Mac do you have? Most of the recent Macs that have a dedicated graphics card in them can run TouchDesigner if you use Bootcamp to install Windows.
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Re: about eventual mac version / what strategy?

Postby Juddy » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:54 pm

Am I correct in assuming that none of the new mac book pro models will run TD? Except for the top of the line with the GeForce 750 dedicated cards? All the rest have inbuilt Iris Intel graphics.

Thanks for your time,

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Re: about eventual mac version / what strategy?

Postby elburz » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:36 pm

I dont know 100% about the Iris, but I would guess that you're correct and that only the top end Retina's will work with TouchDesigner.
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Re: about eventual mac version / what strategy?

Postby ben » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:00 pm

Juddy wrote:Am I correct in assuming that none of the new mac book pro models will run TD? Except for the top of the line with the GeForce 750 dedicated cards? All the rest have inbuilt Iris Intel graphics.

Thanks for your time,

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Yes, that's right, at this time you'd need to get one of the BTO options with the Geforce 750M.
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Re: about eventual mac version / what strategy?

Postby johnc » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:24 pm

Apple's forthcoming OS X 10.9 "Mavericks" release finally bring OpenGL 4.0 support to Apple hardware.....

https://www.apple.com/ca/mac-pro/ .... Supa dupa stuf starting at $4,000.....

And it seems really portable!!!

So I guess this thread's concerns might have been back in the works for a little while now?

Or should I figure out how to install win 8 on this little Can 'o Bliss?
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Re: about eventual mac version / what strategy?

Postby cod65 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:07 pm

ben wrote:Haha, amazing! Stuff the computer inside the other computer, love it.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turducken.

taking another look at upcoming mac pro.... wow that is pricey.
and the video card is AMD- should work, but who knows ?- probably not realistically upgradeable - I dont really see the advantage of this form factor outside of the high-end office. It's a nice sculpture I guess.
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Re: about eventual mac version / what strategy?

Postby ben » Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:41 pm

johnc wrote:Apple's forthcoming OS X 10.9 "Mavericks" release finally bring OpenGL 4.0 support to Apple hardware.....
So I guess this thread's concerns might have been back in the works for a little while now?
Or should I figure out how to install win 8 on this little Can 'o Bliss?


Its nice to see Apple catching up to openGL 4, but we haven't made any new plans for OSX at this time. So yes, bootcamped-Windows is still the approach if you have Apple hardware. We don't have much testing data from AMD FirePro cards, hopefully they perform decently.
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