Hi, just joined here and first post…
I have a mac mini 2012 running High Sierra with Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB, 8gb memory and on an I5 processor. I know this isn’t a big spec machine (I got rid of my retina mac and MacPro some time ago and use this for work at home)
I’ve just downloaded Blender to try out as it looks perfect for me, I got 2.9 BTW. However I cannot do even the simplest of things with it without a huge beach ball time of maybe 5 minutes? Rest of the system works as in all other open programs so it’s not crashing out. The machine runs Sketchup pro absolutely fine along with all adobe software etc.
When I say simple things, I mean anything at all. I’ve only got to extruding the cube on few planes (Works fine) Configuring the 3d mouse (Works fine) but even clicking material properties or other options I get the beach ball, I tried to put brick texture to the cube and it took well over 6 minutes.
I only want to create simple models really for work, some only being 6-10 faces with a few radius curves. Is this mac simply not going to work or dies anyone have any tips/solutions?