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It was the samewith Quartz extreme, lots of G3's... 800 Views / 9 Replies  
It was the samewith Quartz extreme, lots of G3's were left out in the cold with that. No big deal though cause it's the nature of moving technology.
Posted by vertex, on Jun 29, 2004 at 05:46 PM, in Mac OS X
Peesonally I couldn't care less about the 'my OS... 5,161 Views / 102 Replies  
Peesonally I couldn't care less about the 'my OS is better than yours' type arguments. Fact is, both MS and Apple are honing in on similar technologies, the argumets of old are going to whither away....
Posted by vertex, on Jun 29, 2004 at 05:42 PM, in Mac OS X
Poll: To be borrow a term from the Thalo boys, this is... 2,973 Views / 76 Replies  
To be borrow a term from the Thalo boys, this is Mac OS for the digi-kids era. It's not so bad in its own right, but there's virtually no originality here. It's a mish-mash of things we;ve seen for...
Posted by vertex, on Jun 29, 2004 at 03:29 PM, in Mac OS X
Being devil's advocate here. Got to say that... 2,485 Views / 74 Replies  
Being devil's advocate here. Got to say that Apple's 'Redmond, get your photocopiers ready' seems to have backfired on Apple, IMO. Apple demonstrated nothing that would imply MS are going to be...
Posted by vertex, on Jun 29, 2004 at 12:06 PM, in GUI Customization
Not sure if this'll help, but .9.1 has just been... 805 Views / 16 Replies  
Not sure if this'll help, but .9.1 has just been released today.
Posted by vertex, on Jun 29, 2004 at 11:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Forgot to mention. My beef is with ATi and 3D... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
Forgot to mention. My beef is with ATi and 3D graphics programs on OS X compared to nVidia.

Ater the Maya test, let's try some Lightwave ones, and Cinema 4D.
Posted by vertex, on Jun 29, 2004 at 11:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Stardude - I['l give you a day to try out my... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
Stardude - I['l give you a day to try out my scene example. One more time.

ATi card, your choice, Maya certified.

I'll make it easy. 500,000 poly scene, throw in some Nurbs surfaces, rotoscope...
Posted by vertex, on Jun 29, 2004 at 11:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I already made it clear to him that those Windows... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
I already made it clear to him that those Windows specific tests were purely for Windows. In amongst those were Mac ones, sich as the isoparm one, which he couldtry on his bestest Mac with his ATi...
Posted by vertex, on Jun 29, 2004 at 11:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Funny. Take your Maya license, ok, now plug in... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
Funny. Take your Maya license, ok, now plug in your ATi card, latest certfied drivers, all on OS X.

Now, do that scene above.

edit: I told you that soe of those benches were for Windows. The...
Posted by vertex, on Jun 29, 2004 at 11:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh, have you tried my rotoscope sub-d scene yet?... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
Oh, have you tried my rotoscope sub-d scene yet? Go on, pleasure me.

Throw in a 700,000 poly object, Sub-d it, comp it with some rotoscoped footage, use mental ray shaders. Now, what do you see?
...
Posted by vertex, on Jun 29, 2004 at 11:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Bollocks. The channel box issue in vesion 6 is... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
Bollocks. The channel box issue in vesion 6 is just out. So, would you still stop acting like you're in denial about ATi and Maya and get your arse over to the Maya forums ti find out?

Please?...
Posted by vertex, on Jun 29, 2004 at 11:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Didn't you read what I said? They cover both,... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
Didn't you read what I said? They cover both, areas that are specific to Windows are also mentioned. Mac relevent ones are mixed in.

God, would you just do yourself a favour. Go over to CGTalk,...
Posted by vertex, on Jun 29, 2004 at 11:21 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Here's some more issues with ATi and Maya. They... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
Here's some more issues with ATi and Maya. They can intermitant, and certainly show stoppes. Some are on Windows, but the ones relevant to OS X are here too.

Isoparms on Nurbs Surfaces : dragging...
Posted by vertex, on Jun 29, 2004 at 11:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
No, on OS X there are issues, thart's what I am... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
No, on OS X there are issues, thart's what I am also mentioning. Qualified cards also have problems.

Boot up a rotoscoped scene with a million poly sub-d object, then layer it with materials,...
Posted by vertex, on Jun 29, 2004 at 11:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Am I supposed to? I am saying that general... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
Am I supposed to? I am saying that general consensus amongst 3D animators is that ATi are problematic. The issues are widespread, it's a known quantity. It's the culmination of a lot of tried and...
Posted by vertex, on Jun 29, 2004 at 11:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Here's just one post I quickly found: I have... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
Here's just one post I quickly found:

I have used (recently)

ATI 9800
ATI FireGL
Quadro fx500
Quadro NVS 280

Games and Maya/Max
Posted by vertex, on Jun 29, 2004 at 10:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Very funny. I just made a point that is well... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
Very funny. I just made a point that is well known amongst people who use these cards in the industry. I also pointed out to starman to go look, go read on any decent forum, go ask the devs, go ask...
Posted by vertex, on Jun 29, 2004 at 10:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
lol, True, they'll be hitting the home run by end... 4,209 Views / 146 Replies  
lol, True, they'll be hitting the home run by end of this year, but release could be anything up to next April.
Posted by vertex, on Jun 29, 2004 at 10:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The CPU thing isn't so bad these days. I've got 3... 4,209 Views / 146 Replies  
The CPU thing isn't so bad these days. I've got 3 widgets going on in Konfab. and they're fairly running fairly low on CPU usage.
Posted by vertex, on Jun 29, 2004 at 10:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
One thing I wished they do, is to release Safari... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
One thing I wished they do, is to release Safari with RSS soon rather than waiting for Tiger. It'd be nice to try it out as a full release, rather than Tiger specific. I;m going to take Tiger's...
Posted by vertex, on Jun 29, 2004 at 09:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm not sure Apple really listen too much to us.... 4,209 Views / 146 Replies  
I'm not sure Apple really listen too much to us. My little brother works at Apple, on OS X, he's always tight lipped, but nothing I ever said made a difference. lol

brotherly love.
Posted by vertex, on Jun 29, 2004 at 09:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What? I expressed an opinion based on experience... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
What? I expressed an opinion based on experience in various areas and that's not good enough? Fair enough, I did say to yo to go ask some of my friends such as Jill at Alias, and also go talk to...
Posted by vertex, on Jun 29, 2004 at 09:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
So long as widgets can be manip[ulated, ie.... 4,209 Views / 146 Replies  
So long as widgets can be manip[ulated, ie. changing the colours, I'l be happy.

Thing is, all of this is very early stuff, just concepts. They've got a whole year to get things honed in, and what...
Posted by vertex, on Jun 29, 2004 at 09:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Glad you can admit it. I don't have such leanings... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
Glad you can admit it. I don't have such leanings though. I'l evaluate whast is on offer to run the software we have. From XSI to Maya, to ZBrush, Lightwave, etc. For in the main, nVidia proved to...
Posted by vertex, on Jun 29, 2004 at 09:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Why? You jealous cause you're hung up on ATi? ... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
Why? You jealous cause you're hung up on ATi?
So no, I'm not. I just don't beat around the bush when it comes to down to the bare facts of things. Ask me 2 years ago about ATi, I'd have said nice...
Posted by vertex, on Jun 29, 2004 at 09:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
They also ripped off the name from SNP's Longhorn... 4,209 Views / 146 Replies  
They also ripped off the name from SNP's Longhorn Sidebar clone called Dashboard. Probably all innocent though.
Posted by vertex, on Jun 29, 2004 at 08:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Despite Apple's and nVidia's past bust-up, let's... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
Despite Apple's and nVidia's past bust-up, let's hope this is a sign of better things in the near future.
Posted by vertex, on Jun 29, 2004 at 08:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It shoulld be pretty usefeul for some. At the... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
It shoulld be pretty usefeul for some. At the moment I use Konfabulator, with 3 really hamdy widgets. One shows me the time in the country I'm in just now, and it also shows me the time in Australia...
Posted by vertex, on Jun 29, 2004 at 07:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm kinda wondering what his next course of... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
I'm kinda wondering what his next course of action will be.
Posted by vertex, on Jun 28, 2004 at 05:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Looks like Arlo from konfab can see the humour in... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
Looks like Arlo from konfab can see the humour in all this.

http://www.konfabulator.com/images/WWDC04.jpg
Posted by vertex, on Jun 28, 2004 at 05:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Maybe we aren't seeing it in full action yet, or... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
Maybe we aren't seeing it in full action yet, or how it is used to mark a user interaction event.
Posted by vertex, on Jun 28, 2004 at 05:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Of course they are listed as a partner. Softimage... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
Of course they are listed as a partner. Softimage just had a big party celebrating their Half-Life 2 EXP XSI version in partnership with ATi knowing that, according to their own list of accredited...
Posted by vertex, on Jun 28, 2004 at 05:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I wonder if it can be placed in a sidebar like... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
I wonder if it can be placed in a sidebar like the RSS reader in Firefox. Means one could browse the net, but have their feeds update on the sidebar out of the way. Really hope it's out before Tiger.
Posted by vertex, on Jun 28, 2004 at 04:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What exactly are you laughing about? That ATi... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
What exactly are you laughing about? That ATi perform far worse than nVidia for 3D applications? Don;t believe me? Go ask those who use it in a film/tv enviornment and who USE it hard, on an intense...
Posted by vertex, on Jun 28, 2004 at 04:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Definitely. ATi aren't cr@p, they're damn good... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
Definitely. ATi aren't cr@p, they're damn good cards, but not for 3D animation anymore. Well, on the Mac they are second to nVidia in that particular area. Doesn't matter how powerful the card is, if...
Posted by vertex, on Jun 28, 2004 at 04:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, ATi produce powerful cards. On the PC side... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
Yeah, ATi produce powerful cards. On the PC side it's a different matter altogether, but on the Mac, and PC, ATi suffer from poor drivers for 3D apps. I am talking about 3D graphics programs here,...
Posted by vertex, on Jun 28, 2004 at 04:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Pity you have nothing to back up the suden loss... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
Pity you have nothing to back up the suden loss of keyboard control. Oh wait, you use Maya, with an ATi card, but only push a few thousand polys around? Am I close?
Posted by vertex, on Jun 28, 2004 at 04:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Looks like a theme knocked up in the GUI forum.... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
Looks like a theme knocked up in the GUI forum. Quite like the Grey highlight on the endcaps. Lots of elements seem to have a glass look.
Posted by vertex, on Jun 28, 2004 at 04:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Answered. 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
Answered.
Posted by vertex, on Jun 28, 2004 at 04:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, being completely selfish here, nVidia and... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
Well, being completely selfish here, nVidia and ATi are really the only GFX boards that Apple use. ATi are sh!t, complete crap for 3D work. In the low-end you could get away with an ATi, but they...
Posted by vertex, on Jun 28, 2004 at 04:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So glad they've gone for nVidia for the displays. 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
So glad they've gone for nVidia for the displays.
Posted by vertex, on Jun 28, 2004 at 04:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
One thing I do like, are the elongated titlebars,... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
One thing I do like, are the elongated titlebars, very nice. Kinda makes it look that bit different. I'm actually glad they're sticking with the Panther look mostly. It's a good of confidence in...
Posted by vertex, on Jun 28, 2004 at 04:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
lol, The Steve and Billy Boy Gates should have a... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
lol, The Steve and Billy Boy Gates should have a fight to settle this one and for all.
Posted by vertex, on Jun 28, 2004 at 04:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What's the deal on the graphics card issue? Will... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
What's the deal on the graphics card issue? Will it be a single one to drive the display and all graphics functions? Or maybe a second card purely for displaying?
Posted by vertex, on Jun 28, 2004 at 04:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, I'm gonna install my Tiger disc on... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
Well, I'm gonna install my Tiger disc on Wednesday anyway, see how it looks.
Posted by vertex, on Jun 28, 2004 at 04:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hardware accelerated video and images in Tiger.... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
Hardware accelerated video and images in Tiger. Old news in Windows/Linux land.
Posted by vertex, on Jun 28, 2004 at 04:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yup. It's mostly all glitz, but the core issues... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
Yup. It's mostly all glitz, but the core issues seem to remain. Networking, dynamically updating Finder windows, etc.

I don;t mind the new features, but I need things like Firewire to work...
Posted by vertex, on Jun 28, 2004 at 04:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No, the comprehensive search functions are in XP.... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
No, the comprehensive search functions are in XP. Metadata driven FS is in Longhorn.
Posted by vertex, on Jun 28, 2004 at 03:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This is nice, Tiger's metadata search engine. ... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
This is nice, Tiger's metadata search engine.

http://www.apple.com/macosx/tiger/searchtechnology.html
Posted by vertex, on Jun 28, 2004 at 03:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Really? Metadata driven filesystem? Comprehensive... 7,886 Views / 274 Replies  
Really? Metadata driven filesystem? Comprehensive search functions throughout the OS? In fact, those are in XP just now. Sidebar? I think I'l reserve judgement on Apple's dashboard for another day.
Posted by vertex, on Jun 28, 2004 at 03:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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