Originally Posted by OldManClayton Does anyone know if onion-skinning is a feature in MMF2? It's needed badly methinks.
Is onion skinning the one where you can see the next/previous frame of the animation? That one's in MMF2. I use it a lot
I don't get why people use Macs though, if nothing runs on them. Apple has this big anti-PC campaign, but c'mon, who would buy a Mac if you can't use anything good on it? It's like Opera browser or Linux, fast and clean but I end up using something else instead
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Maccers may hate me for this, but I don't understand people's infatuation with macs. I suppose they could say the same about PC users but... Anyway, I have first-hand experience, and know that Macs are no more stable than PC's. Sure, alot of times the UI and computer look shinier, but in the end that can just cause sluggishness. I just don't get it! Oh well, enough rant.
I thought maybe it was a feature-- is it MMF2 only? Or does TGF2 have it? I suppose it doesn't matter either way since I want to buy MMF2 for other features anyway.
Muz- I use OSX because it's much better for the high-end work stuff, IMO at least. In XP I can only run MMF2 or Photoshop CS3 (whilst editing the Tormi map) , even just opening IE or Outlook takes ages to load and becomes very unresponsive. In OSX I can edit the map and have the rest of the system take minimal impact whilst still performing well, but I think that's more to do with OSX's memory management than Photoshop's coding. Logic (for the soundtrack), Motion, Final Cut - all big mofo apps that run brilliantly. But I can't live without XP since it's pretty much the gaming platform.
And OMC, it's not sluggish. It navigates differently but with built-in features like Spotlight, smart folders and Expose I can run around OSX and get to where I need much quicker than I can in Windows. Couldn't at first since I tried running OSX like Windows which (apparently) is a big mistake. And my first hand experience is that both systems are very solid, just that XP is more prone to potential problems and it's silly little lock ups.
Well, without delving into an entire argument, every time I've used a Mac it's been just as slow as XP. And not because I'm not used to navigating with it. I've had programs refuse to close out, safari would freeze, the stinkin' little dashboard thingy gets stuck on one icon... and these are all new Macs! Not that XP isn't buggy. It does have its crapload too. But I guess when it comes to what really matters-- MMF, of course, someday it shall not matter what OS you use. Hopefully.
Well something is wrong there, are these school/college macs? are you sure they're new? I've got a 4 year old PowerBook and 2 2 year old iMacs both running Leopard and I've never once had a problem like that. Which programs refused to close? Force Quit shuts anything down if it's taking too long to close.
Originally Posted by Random Cecil are you sure your xp computer doesnt just suck? it does depend on your hardware too
my laptop running xp runs better than some newer macs ive used.
It's becoming a proven fact that 9x out of 10, all people who say Windows XP and Windows Vista suck, have either a computer with a shit load of spyware, or their hardware is just extremely poor. Macs are only good because they have slightly higher specs from the store, and the manufacturer is Apple themselves. People never think to just format their damn PC after they buy it, or better yet, build one from scratch. Windows is more then capable of going above and beyond the capability of a Mac, plain and simple. You just have to not be an idiot.
Come again? I know how to run a PC. I've never had a virus on my current system, had no serious problems at all. I defrag the drive bi-weekly, I keep the registry clean and jump through all them kinds of hoops but it's just the way Windows is. I could film it if you wanted. The same machine, 2 64bit operating systems running on the same hardware with no background apps running (even with AVG and Steam disabled). Both Photoshop 10.1 (CS3's latest version). Both with 4gb allocated scratch. It does just handle better, I can even run a Spotlight instant indexed search or Logic/Final Cut/Aperture whilst saving the large Photoshop file in OSX. God knows how it does it. The hard drive doesn't click away any extra so it can't be using virtual memory.
Heh, infact I leave Smash Bros Brawl on during the day so when I click save on MMF2 or Photoshop I can have a couple of games