Guest Blogger: Instructor Walter Atkinson
The difference between PC and Mac computers is not at all like it used to be. Both have similar specs. It is all about what is inside the computer. I teach on both PC and Mac.
Macs have a better operating system and are fantastic for
2D applications, music recording and all the Apple apps.
Quality PCs are fantastic for 2D applications, music recording and are more powerful with 3D applications.
The Mac computer structure does not favor 3D. That is why gamers and 3D artists usually use PCs.
I use a Falcon Northwest PC. They are considered one of the top computer makers in the world. Falcon is featured at all the top technology shows. And ironically, you never heard of them.
Other than cntrl = apple and alt = opt. The interface is similar with some difference, but easily adaptable.
PCs and Mac computers are not at all like they used to be.
Students should learn to be be great with PC’s and Mac’s. There is very little difference and companies use both.
I teach at FIT and LIM College. Undergrad, Continuing Ed, Alumni and MBA students. I have taught at many companies and have taught hundreds of private students. I am even currently teaching an eight year old 3D Maya.
I offer classes in Photoshop for 3D printing, Sketchup for 3D printing, Photoshop, Sketchup for Interior Design, Illustrator for Fashion, Maya for 3D printing and Maya character rigging. Many of my classes are offered in the FIT Continuing Ed program.
Other than that, I am working on recording my classes for my online Wizards school and with social media. They are revamping my ancient http://www.walterjohn.com website.
A busy, busy Spring it will be.