October 5, 2010

So long ye olde Powermac...

I'm immune to wanting a Cintiq... but I finally did upgrade ye olde G4... to a new machine I bought on ebay. Such a confusing experience... shopping and comparing all the components. If you need any information about the attributes of PCI cards... PCIe vs PCIx vs plain old PCI, I'm the guy to ask.

But I'm now enthralled at the ability to open ginormous files in a fraction of the time it used to take. A huge increase in productivity. I see CS 5 has changed lots of things around... most for the better but some for the worse.

But it's the making of images that a computer can often help to expedite. Especially if the artists has too many ideas or is too hard to please.

It's the artist's inclination to forever change things around that I find so compelling. And it's often so quick... but probably the best thing of all is I don't have to tear things up the way I did in the good old days.

I still plan to keep real paints... because they offer unique aspects... but digital has it's advantages!


Sarah Knight said...

As a mac person, I hope you got a newer mac (of course). My G4 still sits on the 'other' desk in the event that my shiny new imac has some problem...

The ginormous amount of memory and speed of functions is always a perk. And I still create things the 'analog' way (by hand, w/ pencil & paint) anyway. That's what scanners are for - ha!

Have fun w/ the new computer : )

John Nez said...

Yes, it's a 2009 Nehalem... brand new. 8 gigs of memory is 8 times as much as I had before!


J. E. Morris said...

Congrats on the new computer. I agree shopping is very confusing and, I find it, very stressful. I'm curious why you say you're immune to wanting a Cintiq.

John Nez said...

I much prefer real paper and scanning. I do all my linework on real paper... well about 95% of it actually. I do use photoshop for coloring.