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mini - Maya users (about Ram and Hard Disk)


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Im planing to buy a mac mini but they say that your Ram and Hard Disk will be cut down to half if you will instal windows in it.. Is it true?
Im planning to instal Maya cuz its required for us media students..
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Welcome to Mac-Forums, DirgePortgaz.

Uhm why use Maya for Windoze when Maya exists for Mac? And a Mac Mini for 3D? I think you'd be better off looking at more powerful Macs than a Mini.
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actually im a windows user and im planning to switch to mac.. and they say that mac mini is great..
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Well consider the fact that you have no dedicated video card but this:

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Not terrific for 3D... Why not think of the iMac instead?

And buying a Mac to mostly run Windoze? Bad idea IMO.

Anyway, there is a Maya version for Mac.
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consider that im a student and havnt used maya (but im gonna use it next term)and i dont have that much money..
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Im planing to buy a mac mini but they say that your Ram and Hard Disk will be cut down to half if you will instal windows in it....actually im a windows user and im planning to switch to mac.. and they say that mac mini is great..
Well, honestly... if you buy a Mac and then install Windows on it you haven't really switched IMO.
And MacHeadCase is right. If you are going to be doing any 3D work, then a dedicated graphics card is a must. The shared graphics of the Mini will simply not cut it. Also the limited VRAM will hurt your 3D performance as well. You are going to want at least a 128MB dedicated graphics card for 3D work.
If you are serious about the Mac, then look into an iMac with dedicated graphics and get yourself a copy of Maya for Mac. You wouldn't need Windows at all that way.

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There is also a Mac Maya Personal Learning Edition. Check it out.
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The issue you will face with putting maya on OSX or OSX leapord is that not all of the components of Maya work properly on the mac. Autodesks website even has a list of things that the mac version of maya has trouble doing. And I know from personal experience that the mac version has trouble with textures. I love macs as much as the next guy but for running Maya windows is the way to go whether that be buying a mac and running parrallels or just buying a pc laptop because if you buy mac for maya you will run into a lot of problems. If you don't believe me do some research on forums.
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