Aloha, I have to agree with James on this. There are several viable
3D programs for 3D design on the MAC platform. Where the problem is,
is in the CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) portion of the
equation, if you want to do it (manufacture it yourself). For print,
digital media and graphics MAC is the way to go. (even MAYA and
other high end 3D animation packages are now ported to MAC) To
produce it, you need a Winblows box. Sorry it's the math, it's just
the way it is. Hopefully, eventually the tech goes full circle, as
UNIX is a far better solution. The dual G5 rocks. But, there are
more users on the windows platform so, developers go to where the
money is. There are only a few CNC programs for the MAC, I can count
them on one hand. STL output, for a 3D printer is another story, you
can design it on a MAC, but the 3D printer itself, runs in Windows.
Just to let you know.
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