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Old Jun 11, 2013, 11:44 AM   #1
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Mac Pro and Pixar today

Anyone know if we can watch the pixar demo with the Mac Pro?

We need to come up with a name for this thing like how the Macbook Pro Retina is rmbp...
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Old Jun 11, 2013, 11:50 AM   #2
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I know, I really want to see this demo too!

Mac Pro Tube: mpt or tmp

Mac Pro Thermal Core: mptc or tcmp

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Old Jun 11, 2013, 03:23 PM   #3
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i've been searching around for the pixar & mac pro demo but so far haven't come up with anything.

if anyone has a link or something please post it !
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Old Jun 11, 2013, 03:25 PM   #4
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 05:37 AM   #5
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A complete blank?!?

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i've been searching around for the pixar & mac pro demo but so far haven't come up with anything.

if anyone has a link or something please post it !
Has nobody got any info from yesterday?? Blog site, video, actual comments?
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 05:51 AM   #6
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Has nobody got any info from yesterday?? Blog site, video, actual comments?
I know it's nuts right? I wonder if they all had their Devices confiscated and had to sign an NDA?
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 08:27 AM   #7
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So far this is what I've found: http://www.pixarpost.com/2013/06/pix...lunchtime.html

I'll look for more on Twitter
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 08:43 AM   #8
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Saw a few articles calling it Darth Pro...it's starting to rub off on me
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 09:55 AM   #9
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@malkosh Within the next day or so.
11 June

Yazan Malkosh @malkosh
@TheFoundryVFX will there be any video or coverage for today's event regarding #MARI #pixar #MacPro ?
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 10:33 AM   #10
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Are simply mpc - macpro cylindrical

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Old Jun 12, 2013, 10:37 AM   #11
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Saw a few articles calling it Darth Pro...it's starting to rub off on me
Ditto!

(although my very first thought upon seeing the unit was, "THIS is the droid you are looking for..." Thus the Mac Pro Droid = mpd)
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 10:39 AM   #12
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MPCore.

Because if you try to look at it, it is just the core of the whole computing experience and hardware. All other peripherals are expanded externally.
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 10:39 AM   #13
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What software are pixar using? Maya? Really excited to see the videos..
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 10:45 AM   #14
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surprised there is no vid on the WWDC app. I would have liked to have seen this too.
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 11:06 AM   #15
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What software are pixar using? Maya? Really excited to see the videos..
Hey - Pixar uses a multitude of programs to get them from beginning to end.

To start out during the storyboarding process they use a custom in-house developed program called Pitch Doctor (which also integrates with Photoshop). Then main character blocking is completed in Maya which then sends the data to Presto (their custom in-house developed animation system).

Essentially, the majority of the heavy lifting is done in their custom systems, but they tie in to the basic programs that animators of all levels use.

For this presentation, they are demonstrating Mari and it's 3D painting and texturing program that was recently announced to go to Mac (previously only Windows).

Hope this helps! We're making sure to keep an eye out to see if we can find the video that was recorded of the Mac Pro demo with Pixar at the WWDC event - if it gets posted we'll be sure to update everyone. An earlier post in this string linked to our site - be sure to stay tuned to read more of what was presented at the event between Apple, Pixar and The Foundry (who demonstrated their 3D painting software, MARI).

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Old Jun 12, 2013, 12:28 PM   #16
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I know they use various softwares, just was wondering what programmes they have demo'd. Thanks for the post.
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 12:51 PM   #17
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The session is under NDA which means no one can live blog it. It would be up to Apple or Pixar to release it!
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 12:56 PM   #18
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Surely someone who was there could at least give a description of what they saw.
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 01:11 PM   #19
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The Foundry said on the Luxology forums that they'll be posting it in a few days but this was before the actual presentation. Hopefully that hasn't changed.

EDIT: Here's an update from the Modo forums from Jack Greasely:

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how well did the Mari demo go at the WWDC session? details, man!

It went really Well. It was pretty scary talking in front of 3500 people, but I managed to keep it together.

Jonathan (from Pixar) worked wonders with Mari on the New Mac Pros, No crashes, no slow downs! Phew.

The video should be up on the Apple developer website later on today. You can get a free login and watch if you're interested

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Old Jun 12, 2013, 03:19 PM   #20
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The Foundry said on the Luxology forums that they'll be posting it in a few days but this was before the actual presentation. Hopefully that hasn't changed.

EDIT: Here's an update from the Modo forums from Jack Greasely:
Exciting!
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 05:08 PM   #21
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Surely someone who was there could at least give a description of what they saw.
Someone could if there wasn't the risk of Apple kicking them out of WWDC.
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 05:12 PM   #22
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Someone could if there wasn't the risk of Apple kicking them out of WWDC.
The demo was for 3500 people. How exactly do you figure Apple would figure out which of those made an anonymous post on a web forum, and kick them out?
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 05:21 PM   #23
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Videos from other sessions are now available, but the Mac Pro Pixar demo is not available...yet?
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 05:27 PM   #24
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Man I really wanna see this.
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Old Jun 12, 2013, 05:35 PM   #25
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The pictures are up as special events... Video please!
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