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Everything posted by srek

  1. N-Gons are nothing wrong, why should Meshchecker warn about them? You can remove them at any time.
  2. The folder in the installation directory should only ever be modified by certified installers. Only the folder in the prefs is allowed to be modified by the user. Windows rules for this are getting ever tighter and it can happen that write operations into the program branch will be redirected and lead to inconsistencies. In the end the two exist because Microsoft demands it.
  3. Having a web server behind the help gives us a lot more options in the way the help content is provided and what we can offer. As such it is the base for furthe rimprovements on the help. The Online only situation is just a temporary thing. I honestly did not expect it to be such a big issue.
  4. The thing is, the old system was a pretty simple display of HTML pages/files. To go forward with this we needed a webserver behind the help, something that is best done online, like with 21. To make this functionality available offline you need a local webserver, something that comes with an own set of baggage. All in all not a simple thing to resolve to everyones agreement, but as Rick said, we are working on it
  5. The logic was not the same, you switched the layers. Also you need the surface to be subdivided, the more even and denser the more precise the result. The effector was set to modify the translation in your example, not the scale as in mine. fitting 2.c4d
  6. Velocity is distance over time. If you keep the time and increase the velocity you get a longer distance. If you decrease the velocity you get a shorter distance. If you want a faster movement within the same number of frames you need to shorten the distance between point A and B. If you want to slow down you need to increase the distance.
  7. You will need to learn the difference between local and global coordinates as well as that all coordinates are either relative to the world axis or an object axis, but generally not relative to your view on the scene. Always keep in mind that your choice of view on the scene has no influence on the other objects positions.
  8. FBX and Alembic are your best bet.
  9. The one thing that comes to my mind is that maybe you still had a crashed task of Cinema 4D hanging in the background. This would prevent any other c4d instance to start.
  10. It seems the distributor messed up by not canceling your MSA in time. Maybe get in contact With MAXON HQ in germany to clear this up.
  11. If you are technically inclined and have a good math knowledge base you can start any time. Be prepared that it takes longer in Houdini to set something up than in Cinema 4D, on the plus side you have more flexibility in Houdini.
  12. If you hae non overlapping objects you need booled out of an object put them under a null and place the null in the bool.
  13. No need to flood, MyMaxon in it's current shape is the first step and we are planning to do much more with it, it's a lot of work though.
  14. Rounded edges are not a feature of R21, but you can recreate the effect yourself using the AO node and mixing the resulting normal with the original normal.
  15. The first part goes well beyond expressions, but is certainly interesting. The second part is an own topic but something i personally would like to see, just like an at least basic compositing node system. Both not really Xpresso features though.
  16. Multithreading is less an issue of Xpresso than the object system. Changing the structure of geometry objects need to be done in generators, this can’t really be done in expressions, again more a restriction of the object system. Xpresso as it is can only be based on the current object system, fundamentally different approaches have to wait for later.
  17. What more than the Falloff node should a Field node do?
  18. I would be interested in what nodes you, or others, think are missing.
  19. I'm not an adobe customer, i don't know if you have a yearly or monthly contract. Regardles, as i said both are possible, the monthly paid yearly contract just requires a lot more work and investment and is currently not offered by MAXON. Also keep in mind that Adobe is a 9bn dollar company with a product portfolio that is basically completely subscription based, whereas Nemetschek is a 0.5bn company with a very small number of subscription offers. And again you can get a monthly paid subscription of Cinema 4D right now, you just don't get as good an offer as with the yearly paid one.
  20. A monthly contract that is paid monthly is currently available. The price of the subscription is something everyone has an own opinion about. A yearly contract that is paid monthly is not available. The problem here is that if the customer does not fulfill the contract, lapsed payment etc., the bookkeeping becomes a nightmare. This can be handled, but it is expensive in terrms of money as well as work/time and needs a long preparation period. This is again a result of the Sarbanes Oxley act. Just to be clear, many seem to think that this is some kind of excuse to just not do something, the real problem is that the act mainly targets huge corporations, but also impacts smaller companies that are owned by corporations, who do not easily have the ressources to handle this. Add to this that not complying to Sarbanes Oxley can come with criminal charges and you might see why this is a bit of a problem.
  21. Maybe i misunderstood, i thought you were talking about a lower cost yearly contract that is paid monthly. That is the bookkeeping problem i was refering to.
  22. #1 is a bookkeeping nightmare, possible, but a huge load of work hat needs quite a long time to prepare. Personally i hope we can offer this at some point, but i wouldn’t hold my breath.
  23. These are two separate issues. The Application Activity is something 100% separated from customer data, thus the full anonymization. These two things are internally handled on two separate platforms, there is no way for us to connect one with the other. Customer data by its definition can not be anonymous. DSGVO and the international equivalents restrict the collection and use of customer data to the point that only data relevant to the service we give is allowed to be stored. I.e. we are not allowed to ask for your marriage status or similar, that has no relevance at all to our business relation to you. With data we are allowed to collect there come clear restrictions on what we can do with it. While we can e-mail you on business matters, we can not e-mail you to lets say promote a third party item or even give your e-mail to third parties. Anything beyond direct business relations has to be approved by you. You will find a very ugly example on this kind of requests for approval in basically all social media platform eulas. Privacy and data protection laws are something we take extremely serious.
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