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What is the best laptop for 3D animation?

by ibmacse / April 17, 2006 10:39 PM PDT

I am looking for a very nice laptop that would be good for 3D programs. I need a screen size of at least 15.4 inches and it doesn't matter what company it is from. If it is possible I would like to stay under 2000 dollars.

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Check out what...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 18, 2006 12:12 AM PDT

What do the people use that are showing you the 3D software?

Bob

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Macs
by ibmacse / April 18, 2006 2:05 AM PDT
In reply to: Check out what...

Most people use macs but I have been on PC's so long it isn't easy to just make a switch.

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That just got easy.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 18, 2006 3:55 AM PDT
In reply to: Macs

Apple rolled out Boot Camp and the new virtualization software is 'really great.'

You can have it all.

Bob

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NOT SOFTWARE
by ibmacse / April 18, 2006 7:12 AM PDT
In reply to: That just got easy.

I need a laptop not 3D software

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The software determines what laptop to pick.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 18, 2006 10:45 AM PDT
In reply to: NOT SOFTWARE

If your demos are on Apple, then that's the one to pick. With Apple rolling out Boot Camp, the reasons to not have such a machine are greatly reduced since you can boot XP or MacOSX.

In your previous reply, you noted the software was demo'd to you on the Apple.

Bob

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Maya
by ibmacse / April 18, 2006 10:36 PM PDT

I'm going to use Maya. It can be used on either Mac or PC. Im wondering what to get Mac or Pc and then what Mac or PC laptop should I get.

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Links.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 18, 2006 10:47 PM PDT
In reply to: Maya
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=maya+laptop+choice finds models that they say "it flies."

The last consideration is who is your target audience. If you are a producer then the halo effect from the Apple gives it a small boost.

As to which Apple, there are 2 intel based laptops with very distinct features. You should be able to pick one or the other.

Bob
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macs are no good
by ukie4life013 / November 26, 2011 4:44 AM PST
In reply to: Macs

a mac is not good for 3D students cause many 3D programs don't have a mac version...one of these programs is 3DS Max

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