I apologize if this is in the wrong place, as a forum admin myself I know it’s a pain, but…
I was looking over blender a year or two ago with an old gateway which surpassed the system requirements but was horribly slow. I just got a new laptop and was wondering if it would be capable of complex 3d modeling and animation. When you see system “requirements,” it’s just that, requirements. What would be needed to comfortably create full scenes at high quality without 10 second lags between each pan, zoom, and alteration?
I’m ultimately looking to create a 5 min short using blender and Final Cut on an old powermac G4. Will this laptop do the job? ultimately I’m worried about the graphics, as it is a laptop and has a low-end card. Also I was turned away from the 64-bit version so I’m not getting full 64-bit support because the site says not all features are available, currently plan on running blender 2.49b 32-bit.
Intel Pentium Dual Core T4400 @ 2.20GHz
ATi Mobility Radeon HD 4330 256MB
Hoping to use a dual-monitor setup if possible, anyone have luck with a system like or below this?
For comparison, the machine I was having trouble on had the following:
Intel Celeron @ 2.40 GHz
256MB ATi Radeon 9600 PRO FAMILY (A cheap edition of the 9600 pro that is worse in performance than a standard 9600, really threw me off when I bought it)
Windows XP SP2 (at the time)
Thanks for the help, and here’s hoping my learning won’t go in vain!