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Animated Lighting With A Mac

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Does anyone have experience with Animation Director on a Mac.  I'm wondering if I should purchase Parallels and Windows XP, or should I just buy a basic PC?

 

Any input would be appreciated.

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Windows 7 does very well with most software as far as I have seen. had no issues running windows 8 pro either.. I did this years show on it... sequence design and show each night.. no problems at all

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Does anyone have experience with Animation Director on a Mac.  I'm wondering if I should purchase Parallels and Windows XP, or should I just buy a basic PC?

 

Any input would be appreciated.

 

I think the post is about AL software. Personally, I'd pick up an old PC running windows XP. Why add to an already buggy situation.

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Thank you, Bill.  That sounds like the best idea.  I purchased my first season sequences, but looking forward to adding the programming piece to next season. 

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If you do not have the funds for a PC you could always make a windows partition on your MAC HD.

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This issue isn't really Mac or PC. The problem is that Animation Director doesn't work, period ;).

Antiquated with no support, but works. 

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I would like to think something was driving those 54 controllers and 352,000 lights this year.

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I would like to think something was driving those 54 controllers and 352,000 lights this year.

Its actually a bunch of Christmas fairies with pixel dust.. (doin' it RGB Style)

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Its actually a bunch of Christmas fairies with pixel dust.. (doin' it RGB Style)

Yep, The thing about AL is every season with fingers crossed  you kick on the show not knowing whether you'll see Christmas fairies with pixel dust or Christmas trolls with clubs! :) 

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