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Old 12-10-2008, 07:17 AM   #1
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Default Maya 8.5 on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

I'm still running Maya 8.5 Unlimited on a Mac G5 which runs Mac OS X 10.4.11 - it runs fine. Will it run fine if I upgrade the Mac OS to "Leopard", Mac's OS X 10.5?

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Old 12-10-2008, 07:20 AM   #2
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Yeah, it should.
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Excellent... thanks for the tip.

I recently downloaded the upgrade of Zbrush 3.12 and apparently it requires 10.5, so perhaps it's time to move on up.

Any other issues with other apps? I use the typical Adobe CS3 programs.

Ultimately I'd like to upgrade to the new Maya 2009, but w/ Unlimited that could be too pricey at the moment...
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:35 AM   #4
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Any other issues with other apps? I use the typical Adobe CS3 programs.
Nope. Leopard's been out for a year, remember? It's not like Microsoft… lol
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:attn: True!
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Good job its CS3 your using. The CS2 suite aint Leopard supported.
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I run both CS3 and Maya on my leopard. It should run fine.
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Isnt Zbrush 3.12 for intel only macs?

If thats the case you might have to upgrade the whole computer.. Ouch, though you would get leopard with it, if thats any consolation.
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Regarding ZBrush 3 for Macs... I'll have to look into that. That would be bad, since there are still plenty of non-Intel Macs up and running fine out here.
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Just had a look on Pixoligics site and it looks like there intel only as theres no mention of PPC's in the system requirements.

I kind of get a feeling that PPC macs are getting pushed out of the loop, it sounds awful but I wouldn't be surprised if support for them drops off considerably when the 3 year warrantys run out on the last bought PPC's and if the new version of OSX dosent support them as developers would concentrate on the new OS and X86 rarther than older technology, which I think they would as its just progression.

I also would watch out for any older softwares that you may have with leopard as its not completly unfalable with software, there were quite a few if I remember rightly that would not run correctly on it, one of the major ones was the Adobe CS2 suite, good job that CS3 was out but a pain for anyone with CS2.
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Thanks for checking gster123. I browsed there on the Pixelogic forums a bit too. Quite few angry Mac customers! I don't use ZBrush too often, and have an Intel MacBook Pro as well as a PC workstaion, so maybe I'll rely on those machines to run it. In computer HW and SW - upgrades seems to be the name of the game, eh matey?
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Yeah upgrades here, there and everywhere!

Got to say thats on good thing with windows, supports arround for ages, in addition to my laptop thats running XP that I use for everything, I've got a box thats got XP (nevergone bothered going to vista) and even though its 7 years old it still can run anything, where as apple update to a "new" os every 18 months or so which buggers up softwares unless you get the latest version or softwares only available for the previous version, or the version before which ends up being ruddy confusing as well as pretty much forcing an upgrade to either a new comp or OS (think maya 09 might not be PPC supported too and needs leopard).

But yeah its a minefield!!
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If you dont have an intel mac there is very little point upgrading, it will just slow you down
Id wait till snow leopard and get an intel mac
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Originally posted by elephantinc
Id wait till snow leopard and get an intel mac
And then wait to see what the new mac models might be that are in your price range that may or may not come out just after.
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Yeah
when buying a mac you ideally want to buy when a new OS comes out along with a new range
Its the same for pcs really (but if you were waiting for Vista you had a long disappointing wait)
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