Happy Holidays, folks!
We want to be sure we build software that works with as much hardware and software as possible (Macs, PCs, touch devices of various kinds, etc). We’d love to understand more about the machine(s) you want to use with your Glowforge. Ideally, be as specific as possible. I’ll start:
A MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013) running El Capitan
1.7 GHz Intel Core i7 w/ 8gb RAM
graphics card: Intel HD Graphics 5000 1536 MB
I also have an iPad Air and (soon) an iPhone. I haven’t done any design work on touch devices (if I was a better pen artist, a stylus might have more allure), but I think it might be nice to print stuff from the Glowforge Catalog via touch. I’m not sure if I’ll need that given that my computer is right next to where my Glowforge will live. Big question to you-- how excited would you be to use your Glowforge via touch devices?
I’ll be using Adobe Illustrator, AutoDesk 123D Make, Photoshop and the Glowforge Catalog to make laserstuff! A lot of my fellow designers have ben telling me I need to start using Sketch for vector work, so I might explore that. I haven’t used much 3D software other than a little SketchUp.
On touch devices, I don’t use any design software (do you?).