The items that lead to good hacking and compositing for macOS Users

Monday, May 25, 2020

You need good items to get good hacking and compositing.

In this article, I will introduce you to some wonderful items. I hope it your helps.

Hardware

Keyboard

Required

  • Support macOS

  • Compact. Using keyboard with Pen-Tablet (e.g. Wacom Intuos)

Product Type Connection Notes
HHKB HYBRID Type-S Capacitive Bluetooth, USB Type-C
NiZ Atom66 Capacitive Bluetooth, USB Type-C
REALFORCE R2TLSA-US4M-BK Capacitive USB Type-A
Keychron K2 Mechanical Bluetooth, USB Type-C
Keychron K6 Mechanical Bluetooth, USB Type-C
WASD VP3 61-Key Mechanical Mini USB
VELOCIFIRE M2 Mechanical Bluetooth, USB Type-C
Nutype Mechanical Bluetooth, USB Type-C

Mouse

TBD.

Pen-Tablet

Required

  • Support macOS

Product Price Work Area Size Pressure Connection Notes
Wacom Intuos Pro Large ¥54,780 311x216mm 8192 Bluetooth, USB Type-C Run length: Max 10h, Recharge: about 2.5 ~ 5h
Wacom Intuos Pro Medium ¥40,480 224x148mm 8192 Bluetooth, USB Type-C Run length: Max 10h, Recharge: about 2.5 ~ 5h
Wacom Intuos Medium ¥21,780 216×135mm 4096 Bluetooth, USB Type-A Run length: Max 15h, Recharge: about 3.5h
XP-Pen Deco Pro M ¥11,880 278.9x157mm 8192 USB Type-C
XP-Pen Deco 01 V2 ¥6,175 254x158.75mm 8192 USB Type-C
GAOMON M10K 2018 ¥6,959 254x158.75mm 8192 Micro USB

Pen-Display

Required

  • Support macOS

Product Price Inch 筆圧 Connection
Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 (Witout multi touch) ¥261,800 23.6 (3840x2160) 8192 USB Type-C
Wacom Cintiq Pro 16 ¥184,800 15.6 (3840x2160) 8192 USB Type-C
XP Pen Artist 24 Pro ¥89,820 23.8 (2560x1440) 8192 USB Type-C
XP Pen Artist 22R Pro ¥74,575 21.5 (1920x1080) 8192 USB Type-C

PC/AT

Sometimes macOS user may need to run linux or windows on a real machine.

Sometimes virtual machines don't meet the requirements.

Required

  • CPU 6Core

  • RAM 64GB

  • GPU TBD

Product By CPU RAM GPU Notes
ThinkStation P920 Lenovo
ThinkStation P720 Lenovo
ThinkPad P73 Lenovo
ThinkPad P53 Lenovo
ThinkPad P1 (Gen 2) Lenovo
ALIENWARE AURORA R11 DELL
Blade Pro 17 Razer Intel Core i7-9750H 6 Core Max 64 GB

DESK & CHAIR

TBD.

Camera

TBD.

Bag

TBD

Software

Notes :: System Requirements

CPU

Product Intel AMD Notes
Houdini Yes Yes Houdini 18.0 and later required SSE 4.2
Maya Yes Yes
Nuke Yes ?
Mari ? ? Quad-core processor
Substance Painter Yes Yes
ZBrush Yes Yes

GPU

Product Intel AMD Notes
Houdini
Maya
Nuke
Mari
Substance Painter
ZBrush

License

Product Single Non-Commercial Notes
Houdini FX $4,495 HOUDINI APPRENTICE
Maya $1,620 None 1 year subscription price
Mari $2,168 Mari Non-commercial Subscription $629/yr
Nuke $4,988 Nuke Non-commercial Render license $559
Substance Painter $990 None Pro license with 1 year subscribe
ZBrush $1,003 None In Japan Receller

Solutions

3D Scan

Plastic models

TBD.

TBD. Good modeling get by good modeling.

Links

macOSkeyboard