Author Topic: Lumion running on MAC Retina Display 15"  (Read 4590 times)

peterpan

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Lumion running on MAC Retina Display 15"
« on: October 31, 2012, 06:10:48 am »
October 31, 2012, 06:10:48 am
I just downloaded and installed Lumion FREE in my MacBook PRO Retina Display 15"
it is GORGEOUS!
I installed Windows 8 (Beta) through BootCamp***

However, as soon as you start using the program, you can gradually start hearing the fan working more and more, and yes, eventually becomes really hot above the keyboard (ONLY in the numbers and function keys area)
the specs are
* Processor  2.3 GHz Intel Core i7
* Memory  8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
* Graphics  Intel HD Graphics 4000 512 MB (NVIDIA)
  (I don't know if Windows makes full usage of these attributes)
If anyone has an idea of how to stop this heating and fan sound -OR- if I have to improve these specs... PLEASE let me know.
I will make videos of this usage to share with you and my fellow Architecture Students.
LUMION ROCKS!

mischa

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Re: Lumion running on MAC Retina Display 15"
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2012, 10:51:05 am »
October 31, 2012, 10:51:05 am
I just downloaded and installed Lumion FREE in my MacBook PRO Retina Display 15"
it is GORGEOUS!
I installed Windows 8 (Beta) through BootCamp***

However, as soon as you start using the program, you can gradually start hearing the fan working more and more, and yes, eventually becomes really hot above the keyboard (ONLY in the numbers and function keys area)
the specs are
* Processor  2.3 GHz Intel Core i7
* Memory  8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
* Graphics  Intel HD Graphics 4000 512 MB (NVIDIA)
  (I don't know if Windows makes full usage of these attributes)
If anyone has an idea of how to stop this heating and fan sound -OR- if I have to improve these specs... PLEASE let me know.
I will make videos of this usage to share with you and my fellow Architecture Students.
LUMION ROCKS!
Well after my mind, it is the internal graphic card which is getting hot, that is why your fan is running faster, trying to get the heat out of your Mac.

Re: Lumion running on MAC Retina Display 15"
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2012, 11:04:09 am »
October 31, 2012, 11:04:09 am
Hi peterpan, the Intel HD 4000 graphics card is unfortunately not powerful to run Lumion correctly, so you might experience a driver crash once you try to render an image.

This graphics card only has 512 PassMark points and we recommend a minimum of 1500 PassMark points for simple scenes in Lumion:
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=Intel+HD+4000&id=2

In addition, the Intel HD 4000 only comes with 512MB memory. You might want to turn on Enable low memory compatibility in the Settings menu so that the resolution of all textures are reduced to save memory.

TIP: Someone else with an Intel HD graphcis card recommended that you can set the Ambient Shadows slider to 0 to prevent the driver crashes from occurring but you will obviously be sacrificing visual quality by doing that.
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peterpan

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Re: Lumion running on MAC Retina Display 15"
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2012, 05:16:37 am »
November 08, 2012, 05:16:37 am
Thank you Very Much for the intel.. :D
There's no way I could have known that info.
.. I'll figure out how to change the video graphics card!
I'll let the Mac users know how to enjoy this awesome software..

However, it runs smoothly with no that much information.. (daylight, and not too many elements)
in a night scene it becomes slow :(
I'll change the NVidia card  :D

Re: Lumion running on MAC Retina Display 15"
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2012, 10:58:38 am »
November 08, 2012, 10:58:38 am
There's no way I could have known that info.
Yeah, I guess we need to feature the PassMark rating more prominently.

It is currently only available in this FAQ post:
http://lumion3d.com/forum/f-a-q/lumion-2-minimum-hardware-requirements/
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