Is your Mac up to date with the latest version of the Mac operating system (macOS or OS X)? Is it using the version required by some other product that you want to use with your Mac? Which versions are earlier (older) or later (newer, more recent)? To find out, learn which version is installed now.
I understand you would like to run 3ds Max on your Mac, you can use a Virtual Environment to accomplish this, these products are not Autodesk product & would need to be purchased separately. It will allow you to run a Windows partition on the Mac switching back & forth from partition to partition. GoPro Studio for Mac is a rather large download at 121MB, but well worth the wait. Once you install it, the application opens with an attractive, intuitive layout that lets you easily import one.
If your macOS isn't up to date, you may be able to update to a later version.
From the Apple menu in the corner of your screen, choose About This Mac. You should see the macOS name, such as macOS Mojave, followed by its version number. If you need to know the build number as well, click the version number to see it.
This example shows macOS Catalina version 10.15 build 19A583.
These are all Mac operating systems, starting with the most recent. When a major new macOS is released, it gets a new name, such as macOS Catalina. As updates that change the macOS version number become available, this article is updated to show the latest version of that macOS.
If your Mac is using an earlier version of any Mac operating system, you should install the latest Apple software updates, which can include important security updates and updates for the apps that are installed by macOS, such as Safari, Books, Messages, Mail, Music, Calendar, and Photos.
|macOS High Sierra||10.13.6|
|OS X El Capitan||10.11.6|
|OS X Yosemite||10.10.5|
|OS X Mavericks||10.9.5|
|OS X Mountain Lion||10.8.5|
|OS X Lion||10.7.5|
|Mac OS X Snow Leopard||10.6.8|
|Mac OS X Leopard||10.5.8|
|Mac OS X Tiger||10.4.11|
|Mac OS X Panther||10.3.9|
|Mac OS X Jaguar||10.2.8|
|Mac OS X Puma||10.1.5|
|Mac OS X Cheetah||10.0.4|
If that is a Windows app with no OS X equivalent, then you need to run Windows.
RunWindows on Intel Macs
There are presently several alternatives for running Windows on Intel Macs. Here is a list of the primary options in the market place.
Parallels, VM Fusion, VirtualBox, and Veertu can also run other operating systems such as Linux, Unix, OS/2, Solaris, etc. There are performance differences between dual-boot systems and virtualization. The latter tend to be a little slower (not much) and do not provide the video performance of the dual-boot system. A 2015 comparison of Parallels, VM Fusion, and Virtual Box is found at 2015 VM Benchmarks: Parallels 11 vs. Fusion 8 vs. VirtualBox 5. A review of these and other competitors is found in PCMag: The Best Virtualization Software of 2017. Boot Camp is available with Lion and later.
You must also have an internal optical drive for installing Windows. Windows cannot be installed from an external optical drive. Windows must be installed on an internal drive if you use Boot Camp. A license must be purchased for all commercial software and operating system products. Open Source software is free.
Some Boot Camp Articles from Apple Support. Using android file transfer for mac.
Boot Camp Support.
Boot Camp 5.1: Frequently Asked Questions.
How to Install Windows using Boot Camp.
Boot Camp Control Panel Users Guide.
Use Windows 10 on your Mac with Boot Camp.
Use Windows 8.1 on your Mac with Boot Camp.
Install Windows 7 and earlier on your Mac using Boot Camp.
Aug 13, 2017 10:43 PM