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Richard Cardonna
Any idea as to why smoke is not on windows
on Apr 16, 2012 at 11:26:08 pm

It would be so awsome to see smoke work on an Hpz2080 with 12 cores and tons of ram and a couple of quadro 4k cards. Its not that Imac is bad but these days you cannot compare apple to no apples.

Why no windows?

RC


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Frederic Warren
Re: Any idea as to why smoke is not on windows
on Apr 17, 2012 at 12:44:25 am

The Creative Finishing products such as Smoke and Flame were built on an architecture that is pretty similar to the Mac OS and Linux ones.

Therefore, doing a port to Mac and Linux was "easier" and much more natural than doing a port to Windows.

We are not currently developing a version of Smoke for Windows.

fred

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Frédéric Warren

Flame / Smoke Senior User Experience Designer
Autodesk Media & Entertainment


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Richard Cardonna
Re: Any idea as to why smoke is not on windows
on Apr 17, 2012 at 3:00:57 am

I can live with a linux version. Infact I thought that smoke ran on linux but not anymore.
Any plan to revive a linux version ?

RC


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Richard Lapthorn
Re: Any idea as to why smoke is not on windows
on May 28, 2012 at 4:02:55 pm

That bought a small tear to my eye :(


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Ivo Icevski
Re: Any idea as to why smoke is not on windows
on Nov 15, 2013 at 8:59:49 am

Please do a Windows version, seriously guys. The application is godlike.


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Chris Brearley
Re: Any idea as to why smoke is not on windows
on Jul 28, 2014 at 11:03:12 am

Autodesk are crazy for not porting this to Windows, there is a huge market out there for them to tap into. I for one will not be touching a Mac due to the none-upgradeable nature of their hardware. Why would I want to be stuck with a couple of old firepros in 3 years time when I can bung in a couple of nVidia GTX 980s or whatever they will be called which are twice the speed? Don't get me started on their over-the-top pricing as well...

It gripes we when companies give the old excuse of it being easier to port from one platform to the other, it just reeks of short-sightedness and laziness. It's the same excuse as Adobe give for not porting to Linux (although I can see their argument a little bit more with Linux being a much smaller market share). Autodesk have no excuse for not bringing this to Windows. Half of Autodesk's catalogue of software runs on mulit-platforms anyway...


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