View Full Version : Are macs supported in 8.5 update?

07-29-2005, 02:59 AM
Will macs get all those nice things talked about in 8.5?
I have persevered through thick and thin, and this update looks excellent, finally we will have video card gpu hardware shading for mac!!!
Can I ask what video cards are supported on the mac side as I just bought a new G5 for :lwicon: and am about to start a huge archi walkthrough job in 3 weeks. Was thinking of using another app but this update is toooo good!
Not even modo has this type of feature...hehehehehhehe cant wait!

07-29-2005, 04:27 AM
hey ade glad to hear you finally got the new G5

07-29-2005, 09:54 AM
It depends on how they do it and if OSX supports how they do it.

07-30-2005, 01:25 PM
Just for the record:
GLSL (and Cg from what i recall) is NOT hardware accelerated in OS.X, so that means that if these LW features use GLSL (Do they?) your scenes will end up being even more CPU bound.

Does anyone have anymore info on just how these display features are implemented?