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C4D workflow between Mac & Windows kit

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Hi,

 

I’ve recently purchased a Windows machine to use along side my Mac Pro for C4D motion graphics work (mainly to take advantage of GPU rendering).

 

I was wondering if anyone had any experience or tips on workflow between the two operating systems. Ideally I would like to have a cable shared hard drive between the two, allowing me to work on the same project on both machines.

 

Any advice or tips on ‘best practice’ for this kind of workflow would be much appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

Tim

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Only thing you need is New Logitech MX Series Mouse and keyboard and you are good. I am using that setup for my Mac and windows machine and it cannot get better than that. Flow feature is amazing. 


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  • Thanks for the advice - finally managed to get my keyboard / Wacom set up shared between the two via USB switch!

    Now just need to find the best way of having files accessible on both ...

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    Flow feature is your friend, you can copy anything from one to another and vice versa.


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    And seamlessly switch keyboard and mouse from one to another. 


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  • Looks good but I already have mouse / keyboard set up via a USB switch 🙂

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    USB external drive is a good option. Other ones that pop to mind is using some cloud service...

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  • Thanks - I have experimented with this but wondered if there was a faster 'cabled' solution that other users had tried successfully?

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    On 1/21/2020 at 2:58 AM, timowest said:

    Thanks - I have experimented with this but wondered if there was a faster 'cabled' solution that other users had tried successfully?

     

    NAS work great for mixed OS networks. If you need the transfer rates between all devices to be super fast, make sure the network links between all devices (including router) support up to gigabit speeds (10/100/1000BaseT) and link them together with Cat6 network cables.

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