FORUMS: list search recent posts

Smoke 2013 on a Mac Pro 1,1

COW Forums : Autodesk Smoke

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Alan Okey
Smoke 2013 on a Mac Pro 1,1
on May 29, 2012 at 11:26:59 pm

Will Smoke 2013 (or 2012, for that matter) even launch on a 1,1 Mac Pro, or is the ability to boot into the 64-bit OS X kernel essential?


Return to posts index

walter biscardi
Re: Smoke 2013 on a Mac Pro 1,1
on May 30, 2012 at 12:10:53 am

I'm going to guess that 64bit is essential. We ran into this very same issue with Avid Symphony 6. It would not install onto the one Mac Pro 1,1 we still have in the shop.

Walter Biscardi, Jr.
Editor, Colorist, Director, Writer, Consultant, Author, Chef.
HD Post and Production
Biscardi Creative Media

"This American Land" - our new PBS Series.

Blog Twitter Facebook


Return to posts index

Alan Okey
Re: Smoke 2013 on a Mac Pro 1,1
on May 30, 2012 at 1:00:48 am

Ugh, that figures. Still on MC 5.5 here.

Such a shame that Smoke 2013 is soon going to be limited to new iMacs and legacy Mac Pros on the desktop.

Well, I guess Autodesk won't have to worry about Smoke on the Mac cannibalizing its Smomk on Linux sales...


Return to posts index


Alan Okey
Re: Smoke 2013 on a Mac Pro 1,1
on May 30, 2012 at 8:38:12 pm

[Alan Okey] "Well, I guess Autodesk won't have to worry about Smoke on the Mac cannibalizing its Smomk on Linux sales..."

"Smomk?" Not even sure how I managed to butcher that one... I blame my iPad!


Return to posts index

Marc-Andre Ferguson
Re: Smoke 2013 on a Mac Pro 1,1
on Jun 1, 2012 at 4:09:15 pm

Hi Alan,
Smoke is 64-bit, although you don't need to be "booted up" in 64-bit to work; the later revs of Snow Leopard changed that.

To know precisely what Mac/OS combo will work with 2013, check out Episode 2 of Smoke Signals:
http://autode.sk/JmHS7Z

Marc-André Ferguson
Industry Manager for Smoke
Autodesk Media&Entertainment

Follow me on Twitter : @iluminance
Read my blog : Smoke&Dagger
Click to pre-register for the Smoke 2013 Pre-Release Trial


Return to posts index

Alan Okey
Re: Smoke 2013 on a Mac Pro 1,1
on Jun 3, 2012 at 12:07:20 am

Thank you, Marc-André. My Mac Pro is a first-geenration machine, circa 2006. It is not among the supported machines listed, but I'm curious to know whether or not it will even allow me to install/launch it. I guess I'll find out soon enough once the beta becomes available.


Return to posts index


Marc Fisher
Re: Smoke 2013 on a Mac Pro 1,1
on Jun 4, 2012 at 10:13:20 pm

I was able to runt he 30day demo of Symphony on my mac pro 1.1. So it may be just the OS version. though, i would highly recommend a 64 bit machine.



Return to posts index

Alan Okey
Re: Smoke 2013 on a Mac Pro 1,1
on Jun 16, 2012 at 6:42:12 pm

UPDATE: I was successfully able to install and run Smoke 2013 on my 1,1 Mac Pro (ATI 4870). It's running amazingly well, much to my surprise. Certainly good enough for training purposes.


Return to posts index

Jason Lapp
Re: Smoke 2013 on a Mac Pro 1,1
on Oct 2, 2013 at 8:25:53 pm

WOW that's good news :) I would love to hear another update. Did the updates keep working? Was anything broken? Thanks.


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]