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Vue 7 Xstream And C4d 11 Mac

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Thanks, Christian!

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  • Thanks for posting, Christian, it's good to know that it can work. I guess the problem is with the PLE version, and from what Adey says it doesn't sound as though there's a simple fix which would let me test using the PLE, otherwise I'm sure e-on would have told him by now.

    hmmmm, dilemma.

    Mark

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    As for the mails being resend by e-on. I have just been flooded by every mail and bug I ever have submitted. I think there's something wrong at their side. Their mailserver just sends out all mails I already received over past few years. So it isn't just their own software that is buggy ;-)

    Anyway, I ordered the upgrade and have downloaded all files. Will see if there's a difference between PLE and the real thing ... but I'm on PC, so that info will not help you.

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  • OK, call me rash, but I've just bitten a couple of bullets and ordered the upgrade (Vue 6 Pro Studio to Vue 7 xStream), on DVD. I'll cross everything that can be crossed and trust that e-on really do want this to work properly, because I certainly want it to.

    Thanks for all the responses.

    Mark

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    After my experiences with Vue 6, there is no way I am trusting E-On to produce anything remotely usable. They will be after your money for Vue 8 before they have fixed Vue 7. It doesn't take a crystal ball to predict there will be update after update, some of which will work and others that break your system. The last release I really liked was Vue 5. I still have it and I think I will re-install it. OK, it doesn't link to C4D as well but then neither did Vue 6 and in all probability Vue 7. How not to do it. I am glad MAXON take a much more quality oriented approach (thanks Bjorn).

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    ....and trust that e-on really do want this to work properly, because I certainly want it to......

    They have never really bothered in the past with C4D customers so why now? One primary thing you have to understand with E-On is that they are prioritised. 1) Studios 2) Max and Maya and 3)last by a long way, C4D.

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    I'm with you, Steve. that's why I've not bought until I've seen a workable PLE. There is one category lower than C4D users for e-on, however, and that (it would seem) is C4D Users on a Mac.

    Hulaboy - when you get it, let us all know how you get on!

    Regards,

    Adey

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  • I'm with you, Steve. that's why I've not bought until I've seen a workable PLE. There is one category lower than C4D users for e-on, however, and that (it would seem) is C4D Users on a Mac.

    Hulaboy - when you get it, let us all know how you get on!

    Regards,

    Adey

    OK. It has arrived. I've installed. That's almost as far as I've got, so this isn't to be taken as any kind of review, just raw, initial impressions.

    It seems to work, unlike the PLE. I can add and edit items using the xStream menu from within C4D. If anything it seems to be more stable and I am able to render quicker from inside C4D than using xStream in standalone mode, but that may be down to me still trying to fully understand the beast. I suspect that basic editing of Vue elements within C4D will not be as seamless and pain free as the e-on website would have you believe, but that is just a feeling until I can test more thoroughly.

    Running xStream as a standalone is not a worry-free experience. On my MacBook Pro it crashes every time on launch, sometimes several times, just before the viewports are drawn. On relaunch I get a hardware incompatibility warning, but saying no to the OGL disable/compatibility dialog lets Vue load. I've posted on the xStream forum at E-on about this.

    So, nothing like as comfortable an experience as it ought to be at this price, but hopefully OK after an update or two more.

    Ha! - famous last words.

    Mark

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    Thanks Mark and good luck. Keep us informed, especially on the Open GL as I was getting those messages when I tried Vue 6 and regardless of which option I chose, the viewport refused to render correctly in wireframe.

    All the best,

    Adey

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    Hi

    I am currently working on a little animation with Vue7Xstream in R11 on Mac including a city in the clouds. At the moment, I only have a "CityGen"-City from C4D and several cloud layers and sunlight from VueXstream7 in the scene. The camera is from the C4D-side and is animated along a spline. So far, there were no big problems with this WIP-project (only that it renders extremely slow, if the camera is inside the volumetric clouds).

    QuickTime, 10Mb:

    http://www.cardiomyocytes.com/movies/cityintheclouds_1.mov

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