The Mac question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by gundamvi, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. gundamvi macrumors newbie

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    Hello hello. Here comes another one of these mac quesitons. Question is, how well does the new G5's do with 3D programs such as Lightwave, and all the others? Will it handle it or should I look into getting a pc(oh no) for that? I want to stick with macs.
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  2. risc macrumors 68030

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    http://xlr8yourmac.com/ has heaps of stuff about Lightwave, etc in their graphics cards reviews, etc. You might also want to check out http://barefeats.com/
     
  3. dmw007 macrumors G4

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  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Remember that Apple's own benchmarks are usually a tad optimistic but nevertheless, dmw007 is right in that a G5 will handle pretty much anything you could possibly want from it with relative ease.
     
  5. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Seriously? Why would Apple ever play up their own benchmarks? :eek: ;)
     
  6. wide macrumors 6502a

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    just to warn you...in this forum you shouldn't say "MAC" in reference to a Mac computer. some people get annoyed. not me though :), just letting you know
     
  7. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    MAC = M-oney A-ccess C-ard (the one you stick in an ATM).
     
  8. gundamvi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks everyone, Mac for all graphics and 3D it is. Which program is probably better? 3d that is? :confused:
     
  9. wiseguy27 macrumors 6502

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    Maya

    Maya (http://www.aliaswavefront.com) is well known. I don't know about any others. :)

    Maya also has a personal edition that's free to use (although you may not be able to use the things you produce).
     
  10. Mood macrumors regular

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    let them get annoyed, obsessive compulsive disorder feraks.
     

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