Autodesk Backburner

This week we helped the Hagley College School of Animation build a Maya BackBurner based render farm for their course this year. The time required to render 30 frames went from 'overnight' to around 20 minutes! The course is looking really good and it's all Apple computer based!   See the Hagley College School of Animation and Digital Design webpage for course and enrolment information.  
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Mac OS X has built in Dictation!

With Dictation, you can use your voice instead of having to type text. Your Mac will even understand  basic text-related commands such as “all caps,” “new paragraph,” and “new line.” You can read more about it at Apple's support website here: http://support.apple.com/en-nz/ht5449
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Choosing good passwords in Mac OS X

Mac OS X is designed to give you a safe and secure computing environment, often by the use of passwords. One of the best things you can do to keep your information and computer secure is to use good, hard-to-guess passwords. These suggestions can help you create a unique, secure password for all of your online accounts, not just your Apple computer and AppleID. http://support.apple.com/en-nz/HT201579
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Maclean Technology

Bryan is an exceptional talent. It is not often you find a person who has in depth technical knowledge yet has the ability to speak plain language. Any company that has the privilege to see his work will be impressed. He goes above and beyond, and a real company man. -Gary.
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