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  1. Not sure which renderer you are using, but do you have something like a Mix Material (Octane)/Material Blender (Redshift)? You could plug multiple materials in and then adjust the amount, setup some simple xpresso, or user data to switch between them. --Shadd
  2. Hi guys, I am trying to have a sound drive a specific parameter. Could be position, scale, light intensity it really doesn't matter. If I use xpresso and connect the sound effector to a sample node (object-->effector) and then connect the Strength from the sample node to my desired parameter it works! BUT it only works in R19. If i re-create this setup in R20 it doesn't work. If I open the R19 file in R20 it works. Any ideas why this might be happening?
  3. I am in a slightly better place after reading the FAQ section on MAXON's site about what happens to existing MSA customers and I recommend everyone read it if they haven't. Having just purchased Studio (for myself) the first time in May I was initially really upset with the subscription model. I personally don't care about having a perpetual license (it's nice, don't get me wrong) I was more concerned that my initial investment was for nothing. Assuming MAXON doesn't drop the ball with discounts for existing MSA customers I will be moderately satisfied. With all that said...I am a bit disappointed in the feature list and was hoping for more. I was REALLY hoping Redshift would be included in the MSA. Considering it sounds like I will be getting R21 at a steep discount/free it makes it a bit easier to swallow. It sounds like a lot of the core has been updated, and hopefully more significant changes can happen now. One last thing. This subscription model does make Cinema 4d Studio cheaper which I am all for, but I suspect another reason for the change is to make it at least somewhat harder to pirate.
  4. So I am an educator and freelancer. Here are my thoughts. From what I have seen more students are striking out on their own as opposed to getting hired by studios and companies. Contract work is becoming more common and having to purchase something as expensive as C4d Studio can be difficult. While I know Cinema 4d and Adobe products are quite different, I wish Cinema 4d's price was more in line with Creative Cloud pricing and if you really compared what you get, I would argue it is quite comparable. Even something closer to what Houdini does would be an improvement. I also like what Octane was doing (before V4). I think perpetual licenses are important, but offering a subscription is also beneficial. I think there should be an advantage (either monetarily or feature-wise) for perpetual licenses, but nothing that is too drastic.
  5. Hey guys! I have been trying to get responses to quick survey that asks about Job Title, Experience, Preferred Input device, and preferred Renderer. I am using the data for personal reasons, though if anyone is interested I am more than happy to share the results. If you could help me out that would be great. The link is: https://goo.gl/forms/Bmqi5JdyZz0Zvuw22 . I apologize if you have seen me post this on other areas of the internet, but this is the last place I plan on posting. Thank you for your time! --Shadd

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