I’ve returned to school and am an architectural design student. I’ve been digging into grasshopper modeling and parametric design on my 2014 MacBook Air (1.4 GHz Intel core i5, 4GB 1600 MHz DDR3, Intel HD Graphics 5000 1536 MB), but as my programs grow my computer has started to crash on me and its clear I need a new machine for my modeling and rendering. Thinking I want a dedicated machine for all of my design software:
Rhino 6 + Grasshopper (firefly, weaverbird, lunchbox, mesh+, kangaroo, +)
Adobe (Ai, Ps, Id)
TwinMotion / Unreal Engine
I’m probably going to go with a non-mac for access to all of the foodforrhino plug ins - but have no idea what to look for in terms of hardware specs as I’ve been a mac guy since the old school iMac G3.
Whats a good brand to look at? Is linux idiot friendly? Should I get a gaming PC? what are the specs I should look for on graphics, memory and processing to best support large models and renders?