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  1. I’d be interested to learn about this deal for MSA holders to convert and still be able to keep r21? I haven’t heard of this. I appreciate you letting us know what you find
  2. Will just say this. I sold a Waldorf Green Machine amongst other things.. to update and find r21 with things like improved bevels. and R21 node API which hasn't been release.. no python control . will any other renderer ever actually adopt it? Please please… all I wish is back port the full Substance support. 8 bit. really? in R21. I will stop complaining.. but would be a nice gesture here.
  3. Cycles 4-d node editor is pretty awesome and the best part. Great UI and a pleasure to work with. The latest release brought even more improvements. Having the parameter values accessible on the nodes I think is very intuitive. I can just have one monitor dedicated to node editor and not even have to use the attribute panel if I don’t want.
  4. This is awesome Daniel. I’m not sure why so little feedback but I will certainly purchase right away and appreciate your plugins. I’m really glad to hear this will be available. Sadly working at home with two toddlers leaves me very little time for any dabbling in 3-D, but just wanted to express my excitement for this plugin and the cool features you’ve demonstrated
  5. amongst other things being a long time studio MSA owner, I think I'm just really bitter about the new Substance support. The integration is great but 8 bit is worthless to me and should have been there long ago.
  6. You'd really think they would still be giving R21 bug fixes or at least some no-brainer features that should have been there in the first place like more than 8 bit substance support. I'm not so sure.. it seems they are dead set on doing whatever they can to move people to subs.
  7. As a former Softimage user I do have take a little exception to this. Besides the comfort level there are many things XSI excels at. Although I love C4D for its own reasons...it does not have any feature comparable to ICE. Softimage got a lot right.. and I think to this day unbelievably the viewport of Softimage is still faster for animation and playback. The core of the application seems programmed in a way to offer much better animation performance. I still go back and model in XSI sometimes. Go to SI-Community and look at the massive resources section to see the power of this software. Cinema 4D was never powerful enough to be a complete Softimage replacement.. only Houdini.
  8. Back in my younger days I did a fair share of midi control real time in xsi which was really fun stuff, xsi had amazing support for devices and you can have the timeline playing and have all these things going on. brekel kinekt face to do face capture was cool. Having it real time may not be the most useful but it a lot of fun and could see your seen interact with mograph. I wish they would just take it the next level and create a real time input plugin to control whatever you want in Cinema 4-D as you are moving the ipad around, tracking objects, etc. not just face and rigs, but be able to easily get all data from depth camera and ipad pro sensors into cinema 4d to control whatever you want. Making it very well integrated and fast in Cinema 4D that would be pretty cool. Still cool though.. now to just figure out how I'll get an Ipad pro someday.
  9. that's too bad. I have two dual x5690 nehalem machines that are still pretty capable machines. One is still my main GPU rendering machine and I can't use Q-Tile Pro which I bought for Redshift/Octane use and I can't use the HDR Lightstudio R21 plugin. This AVX requirement is really starting to hurt now, but I guess it's to be expected and I'll be able to save up enough money for a new PC one of these days.
  10. given the lack of r21 features and any sub release so far and glacial pace of development and subs I can understand your skepticism. I still have some hope left for a bit of innovation coming our way, actual changes and development to make Redshift work better in c4d, and integrate red giant tech in cool ways, but I must admit my optimism is fading more every day. Especially given all the aging parts of cinema 4d that haven’t been touched . When that Uv tweet was made a few months ago...who knows but nothing more happened, so you are just starting to develop this it seems now? What has MAXON been working on the past five years? Just the core. There are just so many things left behind. And I’m very bitter about the lack of node python and disjointed state of nodes with xpresso and rest of software
  11. This looks awesome! I’ll most certainly be a customer as long as the price is reasonable (i.e. not a subscription) but the ominous “pricing” on the site has me worried.
  12. There is no way I would ever give up my perpetual license that's for sure for 2-3 hundred in savings. MAXON's treatment of long time studio customers was ridiculous, but at least they did a good job with the portal. I am liking the ability to easily move between multiple computers and have everything there how you left it. The way forward for me probably is to get a new subscription, which might be a long while. Let's hope they can convince me with awesome new features and their development speeds up. I'm still dissapointed they didn't get more in R21..integration of nodes with the rest of the app, xpresso, python. There is a serious disconnect with that stuff, but I'm relatively happy and still here. They could have so many more customers if they had chosen more reasonable pricing... like the yearly price but paid monthly or 12 month contract would have been pretty reasonable for a lot of hobbyists I think. The true monthly cost is just too much.
  13. Thanks! looking forward to checking it out
  14. I hope Team Render stability is improved and people are reporting bugs/problems. I haven't used it yet, but plan to soon and will see I guess how it works for me.
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