SimplyMaya Forums

Welcome to the forum, feel free to ask questions here.

Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

New Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-02-2005, 07:16 PM   #1
Statuskuo
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Mini Mac & Maya

I just purchased a Mac Mini and wanted to run Maya 6.5. The system I ordered does fill the minimum requirements (1.25 Ghz, 512MB, 80 GB) but is weak on the Vram at 32MB. Has anyone run this system with Maya? I want to make short animated projects (10 minutes) and I consider myself render patient friendly (as this is a hobby). Or am I looking at another system?
Statuskuo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2005, 07:43 PM   #2
vladimirjp
Subscriber
 
vladimirjp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: stuck in the 90's boston, USA
Posts: 1,871
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Default

yea, youre looking at a non-mac system.
__________________
Image dump
vladimirjp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2005, 07:59 PM   #3
IMG4
Subscriber
 
IMG4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Québec, Canada
Posts: 43
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

sometime i do some maya on my PB 867 Mhz with 384 of ram and the rendering are long, very LONG
but with your Mac Mini i think that it will be ok


and gratz for your new Mac


IMG4. :bandit:
__________________
"I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
IMG4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2005, 08:48 PM   #4
hopesfall
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 42
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

get a dual G5 and you'll blow these pc users away (including myself) the mini macs look pretty cool though; I havn't really read up on them or anything.
hopesfall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2005, 09:02 PM   #5
BobV
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 24
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Video RAM is important. You'll be happy to know that 6.5 has some enhanced (speed improvements) over 6.01. Especially using mental ray. You can up the Systems RAM io 1gb which might help things but hang in there & see how the 512 works out. The video R is low, ? / There are no video compatibility checks for 6.5, video cards on a MAC yet. Is it NVIDIA or ATI. Good Luck with it!!
BobV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2005, 10:32 PM   #6
dannyngan
Registered User
 
dannyngan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,154
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Re: Mini Mac & Maya

Quote:
Originally posted by Statuskuo
I just purchased a Mac Mini and wanted to run Maya 6.5. The system I ordered does fill the minimum requirements (1.25 Ghz, 512MB, 80 GB) but is weak on the Vram at 32MB. Has anyone run this system with Maya? I want to make short animated projects (10 minutes) and I consider myself render patient friendly (as this is a hobby). Or am I looking at another system?
As a hobbyist system, the Mac mini is adequate. You will not get stellar rendering performance because of the G4, but it will still be ok. Screen display and updates might not be perfect because of the Radeon 9200 and the 32 MB of video ram. However, you will be able to work ok in Maya. Just don't expect high-end performance from an entry-level machine.
__________________
Danny Ngan
Animator | Amaze Entertainment
my website | my blog | my job
dannyngan is offline   Reply With Quote
New Thread

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Maya Hair/Polygon Error ingram_no.7 Members Lounge 13 10-12-2010 10:27 AM
Simply Maya Resources Online Miss_Nova Site News & Announcements 1 08-12-2010 08:36 PM
LayoutTools for Maya 2011 is here... ctbram Members Lounge 1 06-12-2010 10:32 PM
Open a Lightwave file in Maya 2011 radiant777 Maya Basics & Newbie Lounge 2 04-12-2010 02:45 AM

1 Month

$34

Month-to-month billing
$34/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
 
 

3 months

$87

Billing every 3 months
$29/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
Save $5 per month or $15 in total compared to monthly billing with this package.

12 months

$288

Billing every 12 months
$24/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
Save $10 per month or $120 in total compared to monthly billing with this package.

Your plan will automatically renew. You can cancel at any time via your PayPal account to avoid being charged again.

You can view the FAQ on our video plans here. You can contact us directly here. By clicking one of the buttons above, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.