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Cabraswel2

Houdini 16 + 2017/16 MacBook Pro

Hello, I have a question or two for anyone running H16 on the newer MacBooks.

1. Does OpenCL work with simulations properly.

2. What version OS and H16 are you using.

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It works ok, there is only one MBP model that has dedicated GPU though.

 

You would have to get the most expensive 15" I think.

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osx 10.10.3

mid 2015 mbp

AMD Radeon R9 M370X

VRAM (Total): 2048 MB

 

still using h15.5

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Yes, I tried the first production build of H16 but couldn't get OpenCL to work.  I haven't tried newer builds of 16, but maybe it works better now.

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Have you tried Bootcamp with this GPU? Is it OSX or Windows. I could deal with a Bootcamp version of Houdini, I just really hate laptops and the only one that I actually enjoy happens to be a Mac.

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I recently bought the latest MacBook Pro and I am had a ton of issues with H16 QT5. QT4 is better but I still have rendering problems. 

Mantra generates the scene for at least 22 seconds every time I render. Very annoying.

So not a very pleasant experience with H16 and MBP 17. Would not recommend it at the moment.

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