Mac Pro(apple.com)

9 months ago from Andrew Ciobanasiu, Designer

  • Jan SemlerJan Semler, 8 months ago

    Waited for the presentation of the Mac Pro. I want to dive deeper into Animation, 3D Modeling and Rendering. But therefore i need a powerful machine. I cannot pay 6000 $ for just an entry model. I will move back to Win since there are more render engines and plugins available and way more payable machines. I will live in two Worlds than, Sketch on Mac and 3D on Win. Thats really sad i love the mac environment.

    Another big NoNo is the lack of Nvidia Cards. There aren't supported because Apple wants to dig into the Architecture of the graphic chips which isn't allowed by Nvidia, because it is their IP. Apple doesn't take side of the user, instead they ditch Nvidia Cards, just because.

    The User is the Center of our efforts - F*** you Apple. You guys walked into the wrong direction, yes we wanted a powerful machine but we wanted also a payable entry level machine for "Pros" who need more performance not for the 0.1% of Hollywood Artists.

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    • Mike Wilson, 8 months ago

      I think there’s been a massive misunderstanding here based around the “pro” naming.

      The MacBook Pro has become so popular people think of it as a prosumer machine...however this Mac Pro is truly a “Pro” machine, there’s nothing Prosumer about it. If you are just dabbling in 3D rendering you are not a pro.

      You will be completely fine with an upgraded iMac or Mac mini or MacBook Pro or even the iMac Pro if you want to get crazy.

      If things like the ability to natively edit RAW 6K ProRes with Live Color correction and is of no benefit to you....why would you even think of buying a machine like this??

      It’d be like if you wanted to just try your hand at film production and bought a $40,000 RED camera (professional film gear) instead of a used canon 5D mark iii (prosumer film gear).

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      • Michael FMichael F, 8 months ago

        why would you even think of buying a machine like this??

        Because so many "Pros" won't be able to accept that this machine just isn't for them... I worry we'll see creative pros taking out loans to fund a machine that they'll then use for designing logos for startups and watching Netflix.

        People are so angry about the price because they want it, even though they literally have no use for its power.

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