and this season new PowerMac Case is...

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by vitruvius, Jul 16, 2002.

  1. vitruvius macrumors regular

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  2. vitruvius thread starter macrumors regular

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    sorry for double posting, but the thread didnt even appeared in the main page, i dont know why

    anyway enjoy the MockUp
     
  3. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    Interesting, what's that logo on the side supposed to be?
     
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    RE: Logo

    "G5" A la PS2 style.


    gotta say that even in Ti it's still a bit CHUNKY. ;) :p :rolleyes: :D
     
  5. vitruvius thread starter macrumors regular

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    the logo it is some digital-avantgarde-minimalistic interpretation of the G5,i thouhg that if the shape of the G5 would change why dont change the side logo too
     
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  7. vitruvius thread starter macrumors regular

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    Re: RE: Logo

    yep, i just realized it looks like the PS2 :rolleyes:

    , maybe i can think in a more original one, thx

    this is really my first aproach to the G5 case idea, based on some comments ive heard here in MR, im planning to develop, so any ideas or comments are well received.
     
  8. pgwalsh macrumors 68000

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    That's pretty cool.... I don't see a speaker in the front or any usb/firewire ports? It be neat to see the G5 as see through and maybe a pulsating glow. Maybe that's too PC.
     
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    Interesting, I wish I had gotten around to doing mine. What up at the bottome there, it looks sort of erector set-ish.

    Even with the new g5, it still needs an apple logo somewhere. Nice rendering.

    D
     
  11. vitruvius thread starter macrumors regular

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    as i said this isnt finished yet, but that space in the bottom it is suposed to house the ports ( FireWire,USB, I/O Audio or whatever u can think of) the front of the machine its just a rough sketch of what i have in mind so please keep telling me what u think, thx
     
  12. DaedalusDE macrumors regular

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    i like the very industrial look...but there definitely have to be some glowing buttons on the front... what i'd like to see is an all in one PowerMac... something like the phillips/pioneer (i dont know which) dvd player with an lcd screen built into the side.
     
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    I'd like to see the ports near the top since I strap my computers underneath my desk. If they were on the bottom I'd have to have some long cords. However, if it was coold enough, maybe I'd want it on my desk for a little while.
     
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    Pretty sweet... but if you take the handles off it just looks like a PC case :eek:
     
  15. DaedalusDE macrumors regular

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    My bad... it was Panasonic... i knew it was one of those 'P' names!

    [​IMG]

    A powermac that looks like that... except bigger
     
  16. vitruvius thread starter macrumors regular

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    i forgot to say: as recent rumors said, this is the first Mac case to been made of recycled materials:

    it has been made of recycled USELESS PC CASES

    you take an old crappy pc to the Apple Store, they recycle it and give u a Brand new PowerMac at less cost!!
    :D
     
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  18. vitruvius thread starter macrumors regular

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    Re: looks like...

    yep dude i know. but i been wondering what exact things make the difference, a year before theres no problem, those differences were clear as water: PC's were Square Macs were round and blobby, PC's were Beige and Mac translucid-color-new materials. now that Mr Ive decide to go for a more boxy-minimal style, what kind of things will difference a pc case from mac(beyond the material) ? , is the square case design forbiden for mac users now. please if someone has some theories on this please enlighten me with some wisdom:D
     
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    macs are elven :)

    Well, I dont know if I can enlighten you, but when I compare the style of mac cases to PC cases, I like to think of races from fantasy books. :::Dont ask why - hehe:::. I like to think of PC cases being dwarven, orcish, and occasionally human. But macs are elven. The see through white, and the glowing here and there is just – elven. Well I cant say that this will help you a lot. But when you edit this rendering, just keep elves in mind :D .

    :rolleyes:
     
  20. vitruvius thread starter macrumors regular

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    Re: macs are elven :)

    hey thx Mr. Tolkien! :D
    not really a practical help but at least is a more spiritual one, it is a very nice example ( right now im reading again "The Two Towers" ) Ill keep it in mind
    thx
     
  21. vitruvius thread starter macrumors regular

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    heres an update of the MockUp

    im focusing on the front right now, it is made of a thick slab of Translucid polycarbonate ( somehow similar to the Cube) and the bays for drives and expansion have the same metal look that the XServer ( so it looks like theyre floating) , this is not a Fancy final render -even its a nice one i guess- its a FormZ work one.

    any improovement?

    What u guys think.

    thx in advance:)

    -by the way this is my 100 post- just 400 to go for an Avatar :D
     
  22. SilvorX macrumors 68000

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    hmm pretty good, looks a lil 2 pcish (cept for the handles and the front), u could put an apple logo on the site or even the front or something ;)
     
  23. Mr Jobs macrumors regular

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    nice case only if it was a bit more rounded rather then squared...really good job though
     
  24. ArtMan617 macrumors regular

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    It's pretty nice, but it looks a little too industrial and cold for Apple's user-friendly reputation...what program did you make it in?

    -ArtMan617
     

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