macbook air 2014 or Macbook pro (non-retina)?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by u319183, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. u319183 macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2014
    hi guys, which would you prefer to use for 3D softwares like Autodesk Maya? I'm doing some Modelling, Rendering for Interiors and some basic animations. and also is Macbook air good at doing some adobe after effects compositing?

    thanks. God bless
  2. sebseb macrumors 6502


    May 24, 2014
    Macbook Air isn't made for rendering stuff. It's probably best for you to buy the pro but if you need a good machine for rendering, go for the 15" retina Macbook pro. It has a good graphics card, great processor and well plenty of ssd space!
  3. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

    Aug 28, 2009
    Neither is particularly suitable for those tasks.

    You really need some extra oomph. Perhaps a 2012 15" cMBP or a 15" rMBP.

    You need quad cores and ideally a dGPU.
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN

    You need a minimum of quad-core Intel Core i7 and a discrete GPU.

    Which means, only the highest-end 15" will do the job.

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