Autodesk Maya running on MBP 13"?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by RobbyIdol, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. RobbyIdol macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2012
    I'm an animator who has had a good run with my early 2008 15" MBP, but I'm on the verge of needing a new laptop. I'd like to downsize my daily haul a little bit by purchasing the current 13" MPB (non-retina), but I'm worried the integrated graphics card might not be sufficient to run programs such as Maya, Motion Builder, Max, etc.

    My current 2008 MBP stats =
    2.5Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT.

    Rather outdated by today's standards, but still holds its own with the graphics on 3D rendering programs. Will the 13" MBP Intel HD4000 be worse or better than my current setup?

    I suppose the best way to find out is to simply buy the MBP, give it a test run, and exchange it if needed. Just looking to see if anyone out there runs 3D software like Maya on the 13" MBP successfully!


    Wow derp...

    Meant to post this in the Macbook Pro forum, not MBA. Apologies! Mods, please delete or move this thread as necessary.

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