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Whosawhatsis
Just thought some people on this list might like to know, I tested OpenSCAD on one of the new 13" Macbook Pros with Intel Iris graphics (took a flash drive with OpenSCAD and a few of my designs to the Apple store, tried earlier in the week too, but they were still displaying the old model), and it didn’t have that horrible graphics bug that’s been in all of the Macbook Pro/Air models without nVidia graphics for the last few years. I’m probably not the only one who’s been putting off upgrading for way too long because of the crappy GPUs in the recent models.

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Re: Openscad on new MBP

devlaam
Interesting!
Can you post the result of

   sphere(5, $fn=50);

just to compare that with the image my MacBook gives
(see attached image)?

Ruud


On 27-10-13 06:29, Whosawhatsis wrote:

> Just thought some people on this list might like to know, I tested
> OpenSCAD on one of the new 13" Macbook Pros with Intel Iris graphics
> (took a flash drive with OpenSCAD and a few of my designs to the Apple
> store, tried earlier in the week too, but they were still displaying the
> old model), and it didn’t have that horrible graphics bug that’s been in
> all of the Macbook Pro/Air models without nVidia graphics for the last
> few years. I’m probably not the only one who’s been putting off
> upgrading for way too long because of the crappy GPUs in the recent models.
>
>
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Re: Openscad on new MBP

Whosawhatsis
I just checked a model (which included several spheres, and I had verified that the bug was visible on this model on the previous MBP) on one of the display machines and left. It looked exactly the way it does on my MPB with GeForce 320M. If you really want an exact matching screenshot from the new machine, I should be able to do that in a few days. I plan to order one online later today (I want some BTO options).

On Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 12:55 AM, Ruud Vlaming wrote:

Interesting!
Can you post the result of

sphere(5, $fn=50);

just to compare that with the image my MacBook gives
(see attached image)?

Ruud


On 27-10-13 06:29, Whosawhatsis wrote:
Just thought some people on this list might like to know, I tested
OpenSCAD on one of the new 13" Macbook Pros with Intel Iris graphics
(took a flash drive with OpenSCAD and a few of my designs to the Apple
store, tried earlier in the week too, but they were still displaying the
old model), and it didn’t have that horrible graphics bug that’s been in
all of the Macbook Pro/Air models without nVidia graphics for the last
few years. I’m probably not the only one who’s been putting off
upgrading for way too long because of the crappy GPUs in the recent models.


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Re: Openscad on new MBP

donbright
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oh good, Tim Cook must have gotten my memo.


On Sun, Oct 27, 2013 at 12:29 AM, Whosawhatsis <[hidden email]> wrote:
Just thought some people on this list might like to know, I tested OpenSCAD on one of the new 13" Macbook Pros with Intel Iris graphics (took a flash drive with OpenSCAD and a few of my designs to the Apple store, tried earlier in the week too, but they were still displaying the old model), and it didn’t have that horrible graphics bug that’s been in all of the Macbook Pro/Air models without nVidia graphics for the last few years. I’m probably not the only one who’s been putting off upgrading for way too long because of the crappy GPUs in the recent models.

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Re: Openscad on new MBP

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I upgraded my previous MacBook Air (13") to the MBA11 Mid 2013 with Intel HD Graphics 5000 1024 MB  OpenSCAD has been working a charm on it. (I also use Cheetah3D and Cura to print my designs on Ultimaker)

I've inserted the image of the requested render.  It looks fine to me.

Greg

 
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Re: Openscad on new MBP

devlaam
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I can confirm that the 13" Macbook Pros with Intel Iris graphics
does not contain that shadow bug any more, see image. So
this may be worth the upgrade :)

Ruud


On 27/10/13 18:02, Whosawhatsis wrote:

> I just checked a model (which included several spheres, and I had
> verified that the bug was visible on this model on the previous MBP) on
> one of the display machines and left. It looked exactly the way it does
> on my MPB with GeForce 320M. If you really want an exact matching
> screenshot from the new machine, I should be able to do that in a few
> days. I plan to order one online later today (I want some BTO options).
>
> On Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 12:55 AM, Ruud Vlaming wrote:
>
>> Interesting!
>> Can you post the result of
>>
>> sphere(5, $fn=50);
>>
>> just to compare that with the image my MacBook gives
>> (see attached image)?
>>
>> Ruud
>>
>>
>> On 27-10-13 06:29, Whosawhatsis wrote:
>>> Just thought some people on this list might like to know, I tested
>>> OpenSCAD on one of the new 13" Macbook Pros with Intel Iris graphics
>>> (took a flash drive with OpenSCAD and a few of my designs to the Apple
>>> store, tried earlier in the week too, but they were still displaying the
>>> old model), and it didn’t have that horrible graphics bug that’s been in
>>> all of the Macbook Pro/Air models without nVidia graphics for the last
>>> few years. I’m probably not the only one who’s been putting off
>>> upgrading for way too long because of the crappy GPUs in the recent
>>> models.
>>>
>>>
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> OpenSCAD mailing list
>>> [hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>
>>> http://rocklinux.net/mailman/listinfo/openscad
>>> http://openscad.org - https://flattr.com/thing/121566
>> _______________________________________________
>> OpenSCAD mailing list
>> [hidden email] <mailto:[hidden email]>
>> http://rocklinux.net/mailman/listinfo/openscad
>> http://openscad.org - https://flattr.com/thing/121566
>>
>> Attachments:
>> - Sphere5.png
>
>
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Re: Openscad on new MBP

WestMD
I'll just also throw my results in, you know, for the science ….

MacBook Air Mid 2011 i5 4GB Intel HD Graphics 3000 384MB MBA Sphere
Mac Mini Server Mid 2010 8GB NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB Mini Server Sphere