Philo Calhoun

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Mac Pro with limited resources Feb. 12, 2020, 5:51 p.m.

Buying the minimal RAM and upgrading yourself seems to be what everyone recommends.

Mac Pro with limited resources Feb. 12, 2020, 3:13 p.m.

Thank you. So are you saying that the processor will be slow regardless? Would 16 core be appreciably faster for mantra rendering in the absence of fluids or complex simulations? Apple overcharges for RAM and that would be the easiest to upgrade at a later date, but I was thinking of 48 GB which is the minimum recommended by Avid.

Mac Pro with limited resources Feb. 12, 2020, 12:27 p.m.

Yes, mantra. Most of the renderings I do have fairly simple models but environmental lights with additional studio light setups and high definition textures. I do use other programs like davinci resolve, so I am trying to balance needs.

I regularly use over 80 software apps, including three which are windows only (via parallels) and don't wish to change operating systems at this time.