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    John
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    San Jose, CA USA

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    19.053 Studio
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    OSX10.13.6
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    2x 6C/12T Xeons + NVidia 980 Ti

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  1. Yeah, with Kuroyume's Poser import plugin long-dead, C4D's needed a decent Daz3D importer that fully processes and connects up available morphs, articulation, and so forth. I'll gladly purchase a license ASAP if this effort ever comes to fruition.
  2. Looking at those I can't find a couple really useful ones, so had a few questions about users' capabilities w.r.t. nodal materials: 1. Can users cast our own rays via nodes as needed, both for locality and boundary-checking as well as render-related pathing? 2. Can users replicate complex material nodes using node networks (handling complex sampling scenarios, etc.)? 3. Could a user build an Rounded Edge shader themselves using nodes? 4. Can users create node networks that generate "internal scattering" SSS-type effects / volumetric sampling? Thanks!
  3. It's doubtful that a 4K display alone would consume enough of a 1080's VRAM. It sounds like there may be a problem with Pascal-family GPUs, perhaps raise the issue over on the TFD forums (forum.jawset.com)?
  4. Alas, as a paid Mac customer of Effex 2.8 (and since 1.x), this doesn't really help me. I deeply appreciate the effort, and I'm glad for Windows Effex customers, but it doesn't resolve my situation. I can't get a working serial code for R19 for my existing commercial install, and he hasn't posted the Mac version in github (yet, anyway).
  5. Let me say first that I was deeply sorry to hear of Samir's medical issues. I've had some serious medical problems in my life as well, and appreciate how devastating they can be. At the same time, I didn't have the luxury of just "walking away" from my financial and business obligations when it happened to me, and I'm more than a little bit disturbed that there's repeating pattern emerging where that's precisely what these "small shop" plugin vendors selling high-priced plugins are doing, considering it perfectly acceptable conduct I've lost thousands of dollars of third-party p
  6. I appreciate the quick answer, thanks!
  7. Is the Mac version at full parity with the Windows version?
  8. W.r.t. the poll, I should note the answer I provided was in the context of a Mac version being available.
  9. Any word on when a Mac version might be available? If you need someone with a Mac and dev toolchain to help, plz PM me.
  10. The Cactus3D.com website is now just returning a "Not authorized to view" message, which doesn't bode particularly well for the plugins. None of my customer emails since Dan's passing yielded any reply.
  11. As (somewhat) more specific examples of what I mean: The CD FBX IO plugin offered deeper ability to customize certain aspects of how takes were imported/exported, etc. compared to the "native" C4D (hereafter just C4D) FBX IO support. The various CD CA plugins offered certain configurations of IK, morphs, constraints, tuning of skinning behaviors, etc. which lack direct equivalents in the C4D CA tools. This is about breadth/depth of articulation and control, as well as maintaining interoperability with MB (and Maya). The CD Symmetry Tools plugin enabled/automted cre
  12. It's sad and unfortunate, but the complete lack of news/response since Dan's passing regarding the future of Cactus Dan's plugins suggests they're off-market for good (even Dan's site seems to have disappeared). Barring something changing on that front, it seems like C4D now has a significant "functionality hole" in CA tech as a result. The CD plugins were notable in their enabling of an end-to-end Maya/MB-"familiar" CA workflow in C4D. They also offered "depth of functionality" in a couple CA aspects where C4D's native solutions lack similar depth/configurability. While native C4D C
  13. I know I'm significantly impaired in my C4D CA workflow by the loss of access to Cactus Dan's C4D plugins. The latest I had keys for was R14 (had been busy and hadn't updated for a while), and now it appears my chances of getting R18 keys for them are all but nonexistent. I keep sending email, but increasingly suspect it is going into his personal, otherwise-unmonitored-by-survivors email account, alas. I guess this is just turning into another hard lesson about taking on third-party dependencies, but I really had the impression Dan was a bit more of a planner than to let it all fall th
  14. I have licenses for his tools, but alas, it had been a while since I'd needed them, and so I don't have a serial more recent than R15. I'd sent a request for R18 serial update, but it was too late. So now I'm stuck either using R15 to access CD plugins, or R18 for everything else, not a nice situ. I'd really love to get in touch with someone just to get updated R18 serials for my CD plugins.
  15. Deeply saddened by the news. Dan was a great teacher and great person, and he will be deeply missed!
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