2020 Macbook with Arm Processor

I’m in the market for a new computer and for a variety of reasons need to get a Mac. The news about the upcoming Mac processor and GPU upgrades look promising (but we don’t count the FPS before they cook). Sorry, I’m a dad AND a nerd.
My question is - Does Derivative have a plan for TD compatibility with the new Macbooks with Apple-made Arm processors when they launch? Anybody heard or know anything? Alternatively, how long of a wait should we expect for this once the hardware is available?

Yes we’ll be supporting new the new Macs, however we are not able to get these systems until they are released, so TouchDesigner will not be ready day one. Once we get a machine we’ll be working on it, it will take a few weeks at the very least.

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Thanks, Ben! And, perhaps with the unification of Apple’s product line architecture, this means a TD Light for ipad could be in the future???

you guys rock man, i got the M1 mac mini ordered! will keep test and send feedback

I got a MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020) , macOS have been upgrade to Big Sur ver 11.1. TouchDesigner Build is 2020.44350. The first bug I encountered is that the geo1 comp is dimmed. I believe there are more fix work should be done for the new Apple CPU.

I just bought the new MacBook Air M1 and when I try to display some experiments, it is actually rendering in 4fps… even with the real-time option enabled. Is this happening to somebody else? TouchDesigner is still not improved for the new chip architecture?

Could you give more information on ‘what’ you are trying? It has been running okay under Rosetta for a number of people, but it has not been ported yet due to many dependencies TouchDesigner relies on not being updated yet.