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MAXON announces R17

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  • is there anything in the modeling area that is as substantial as the polygon pen tool from

    Of course. There is completely new Spline Pen, Spline Sketch, Spline Smooth and Spline arc tools. This pushes spline and related modeling capabilities to new level :)

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  • Take system is fantastic. It has the ability to store different states of the scene and you can override everything. Think of  it as Render layers but on Steroids :)

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    I'm on the edge of renewing my MSA for this release or not. I think I'd rather get a new renderer. The Take system looks superb but I'm not sure that alone can sell me on it

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    Watched all the videos and one phrase popped into my head: "Where's the beef?"

    Don't get me wrong there are a few features that are cool for Broadcast users such as myself namely the new spline tools and the Take system(something I could live without)

    Other than that nothing really compelling and I think R16 may be the last upgrade I get. 

    I think the existing product line system is killing the buzz for Mograph and Visualize users although it is not like Studio users got much more than the rest of us this time around.

    I wasn't hoping for a nodal shader system but that would have been nice. I would have liked to seen improvements in Script log. Something akin to MEL scripting where calling a command by number does not exist and every action is captured.

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  • I am surprised to see nobody mentioned animation improvements - they are huge. Guess that I have to wait for animators to chip in :)

    Cheers

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    In all honesty, at first glance I think this release demonstrates the problem of MAXON's complete lack of communication with it's users. There seem to be some substantial improvements here but they're not the improvements users have been requesting - for years. I won't belabor the point by going over all the Cons from the Pros and Cons thread and point out that none of them have been addressed here.

    I don't expect a lot of enthusiasm for this release. Take system looks good, spline tool improvements look substantial. Can anyone remember anyone requesting these features?

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  • I do recall frequent requests for Render layers and overhauling Spline modeling.

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    Already renewed yesterday. Any word of my reflectance issue was addressed? Onb mobile videos won't load. Take system looks like it might do what i want.

     

    New timeline stuff looks great too.

    Really hope I'm not gonna be stuck usingusing r15

    Also if sketch up integration works well that's a great modeling toolset upgrade right there.

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  • Which reflectance issue? :)

    And what do you want to do? I can answer if takes can do it.

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    I am sure that the Take system and spline modeling tools were requested. My biggest problem with R17 is that it seems so slim in comparison to R16. 

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