Mac Pro and Pixar today

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by BigJohno, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    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...
     
  2. macrumors member

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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

    Mac Pro 2013: mp2013

    Mac Pro R2D2: mpr2d2 or r2drmp

    Mac Pro WTF?: mpwtf? or wtfmp
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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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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    Why not just Mpro? MacPRO
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    A complete blank?!?

    Has nobody got any info from yesterday?? Blog site, video, actual comments?
     
  6. macrumors 65816

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    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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  8. macrumors newbie

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    Saw a few articles calling it Darth Pro...it's starting to rub off on me :)
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    From Twitter:

    Hieronymus Foundry @TheFoundryVFX
    @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 ?
    11 June
     
  10. macrumors member

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    Are simply mpc - macpro cylindrical

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    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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    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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    What software are pixar using? Maya? Really excited to see the videos..
     
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    surprised there is no vid on the WWDC app. I would have liked to have seen this too.
     
  15. PixarPost, Jun 12, 2013
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    Pixar Software

    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).

    Pixar Post - T.J.
     
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    I know they use various softwares, just was wondering what programmes they have demo'd. Thanks for the post.
     
  17. macrumors 603

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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!
     
  18. macrumors 604

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    Surely someone who was there could at least give a description of what they saw.
     
  19. chrono1081, Jun 12, 2013
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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:

     
  20. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Exciting!
     
  21. macrumors 603

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    Someone could if there wasn't the risk of Apple kicking them out of WWDC. :p
     
  22. macrumors 604

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    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?
     
  23. macrumors regular

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    Videos from other sessions are now available, but the Mac Pro Pixar demo is not available...yet?
     
  24. macrumors 6502a

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    Man I really wanna see this.
     
  25. macrumors regular

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    The pictures are up as special events... Video please!
     

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