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Retina-update?

January 26, 2013 | 12:33 pm

Any chance Max6 is getting retina update anytime soon?



dtr
January 26, 2013 | 12:40 pm

Just wondering (non-retina user here), what’s specific about retina that max needs to be updated for it?


January 26, 2013 | 2:41 pm

the resolution in terms of DPI



dtr
January 26, 2013 | 3:00 pm

What does it mean in practice? Does Max display way to small?


January 26, 2013 | 9:32 pm

yeah, I’d still like some more info, too – in my mind this just an issue about zooming out a bit, but of course that has to be too simple ;)


January 26, 2013 | 11:27 pm

It’s a cosmetic issue.

The image probably looks huge on your screen if you don’t have a retina, so I included a downscaled comparison on how it looks on my screen if yours behaved like that. (the right image roughly has the resolution where 1 software pixels represents 4 pixels on your screen.)

Of course it doesn’t look as nearly as awful, but your eyes get spoiled and non-HiDPI elements start to bug you. In reality it looks just as good as on a normal 15" macbook. (I compared next to one another with my old MBP and the difference is non-existent, they look equally good while running Max, or when I run 1440*900 nonHiDPI)

So the whole retina thing is 200% upscaled GUI, so everything looks ultrasharp. Considering max obviously uses vectors (because you can zoom-in and resize objects without losing any clarity) the update shouldn’t be such a huge problem.

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January 30, 2013 | 10:21 am

Max works very well with Retinizer. Rest-assured, Retinizer doesn’t modify application files, it just modifies the plist to enable retina graphics within the app.

As Max is vector-based this scales up very nicely! :)

http://retinizer.mikelpr.com


January 30, 2013 | 10:37 am

I never thought of that! Thanks, at least the text looks crispy now. :)


January 30, 2013 | 10:21 pm

or just set your display settings to the scaled so called ‘More Space’ option.
Everything looks smooth and on this way you have also a lot of workspace for your patchcoords…


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