I'm being seduced by these things!!!
Thinking about springing for one of the new macbook pros released today. Does anyone have any thoughts on the AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 1GB GDDR5 video card, and how it plays with Rhino?
Is anyone using one of these yet?
I just got one:)
And I just took V5 for a quick spin. All looking good. Fast, no graphics glitches at all. As mentioned, a quick spin where I morphed some fairly complex objects, and was pleasantly surprised with the speed of morphing and meshing.
Thanks Philip! Yeah, it's a really nice change (it's so damned quiet! and it's noticable that the room isn't being pumped full of positive ions).
I've set the computer up so that work is on windows (bootcamp), and leisure is on OSX. I've barely played with iRhino yet, but am looking forward to it. I'm so familiar with regular Rhino (and have lots of windows plugins) that I can't see changing over for some time yet.
BTW - I just ran the holomark test in V4 (I don't currently have the x86 version of V5 installed - yet), but since this began asking about the video card, I figure it's legit to share results here:
Score: 6267 Clocked time: 79.78 sec (Total: 93.16sec)- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - GPU1: 19.36 sec. GPU2: 34.59 sec. CPU1: 12.65 sec. CPU2: 13.18 sec.
System:- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Apple Inc. MacBookPro8,3Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.20GHz1 CPU(s) with 4 Cores at 2.201 GHz (total: 8 LogicalProcessors)
AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 1024 MBDriver: 8.812.0.01920 x 1200 x 4294967296 colors
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP 0.0 64-bit7.91 GB RamRhino v4 sr8 32 bit (build: 20100401)HoloMark 1.22
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Created by www.holografisk.com
Thanks for the Holomark test results! Looks good!
I don't actually use Rhino OS X that much as those two important plug-ins are Windows only (for now), but I prefer OS X as an operating system and really like the way the Mac Rhino interface is heading. It's so easy to use track pad gestures and hitting the screen edges for macros (hide/show toolbars, layers and object properties, and so on) - I don't even miss the middle button pop-up.
Yeah, it's pretty cool for sure. I've not setup any gestural macros or anything (yet), but it certainly looks promising. The more accustomed I'm becoming to OS X, the more I'm wanting to stay in here to work in Rhino. But I think I'll still be carrying a mouse around with me for a while!
I also normally use a mouse - or a pen tablet (except when travelling) - with my right hand and using my left hand for gestures on the track pad... so I can "pop up" all my toolbars at once with a left hand gesture (they automatically disappear after starting whatever command)... and also, for instance, maximize a viewport with another gesture, and so on.
I even bought an external keyboard and track pad - and a big monitor - so now my laptop is also my desktop (I just got rid of my old desktop PC). Great :-)
...But, it would of course be nice to have a newer, faster MBP...