VIZ or 3DStudioMax on mac

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by missLA, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. missLA macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2009
    Thinking of switching to mac, however, I need to run AutoDesk VIZ 2008...

    Is anyone sucessfully using it on a mac through the windows option? Any issues?
  2. driftah macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2009
  3. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

    Designer Dale

    Mar 25, 2009
    Folding space
    Hi. I don't use 3D anymore, but from what I have read in the forums is that the video card is the main concern on Macs. New laptops may have the muscle to run the apps you mentioned, but the best bet is a Mac Pro where you have a choice of graphics cards.

    I found this thread using a search on MRoogle. Hope it helps.

  4. LeviG macrumors 65816

    Nov 6, 2006
    Norfolk, UK
    which is still not supplied with a gpu for cad software, you need to buy it separately.

    My view is simple (and I do cad for a living :)) - If you are using CAD software which is windows only and it is your main software then you should buy a windows machine. HP, dell etc all do laptops (may be in business section) with quadro/firegl gpu's which are well suited to software such as VIZ/3ds max. A geforce gpu (such as those in the macbook pro) will work but it will struggle with anything other than the simplest of models (in the viewport as rendering is cpu only) as it is not designed to work in the way that 3ds max/viz software does.

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