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  1. While the BP viewport improvements are quite impressive in their own right (and they are!), the Beta does highlight just how outdated many aspects of the BP workflow are compared to more modern alternatives -- and in the same manner, that same light really shows the "dust" gathered on the UV tools and workflow. I don't actually expect much more within R18 beyond the already-shown BP viewport improvements. That said, I do think MAXON should consider throwing R18 customers another bone by finally adding symmetry (XYZ & radial) support in BP as well -- it's kind of ridiculous for any painting system to lack that functionality in this day and age. That's great to hear! BTW, anyone looking for modern, efficient painting features and UX in C4D should take a serious look at this plugin/technology.
  2. I appreciate the quick answer, thanks!
  3. Anyone know if there's an aaOcean plugin available for C4D (R18)? I know about the HOT port, but am looking specifically for aaOcean because it produces better surfacing in certain ways. Thanks!
  4. Can you clarify, is the Vray 2.0 version the same as the regular 3.0 version in terms of functionality? What are the differences between Spritz Vray 2.0 and Spritz 3.0?
  5. Is the Mac version at full parity with the Windows version?
  6. I use it, but on Mac, and as you note, the problem doesn't occur there.
  7. Yep, that actually worked, thanks for the suggestion!
  8. You're talking about setting it for one or two really "thick" segments and let it randomly populate a surface? That's viable, and I'll give it a try, but it lacks the "spatial awareness" about breaking up rectangles the way Greebler did (and also doesn't really provide for using libraries of greebles to populate. Hmm.
  9. As it seems quite clear Kuroyume (R. Templeton's company/site) isn't coming back, has anyone found any reasonably-equivalent replacements for their "Greebler" product? I have or don't need replacements for most of the other products, but cannot find a decent C4D Greebler-type plugin that supports libraries, etc. for population. I'm kind of desperate for a replacement, even considering writing my own at this point, but first wanted to check and see whether anyone else knew of any alternatives? Thanks!
  10. My big gripe with X-Frog is that emails either never get answered, or if they are ever answered, take weeks to months to get a reply. I purchased "5.3 for R17" (which became 5.4 for R17), and though I should have received 5.4 (for R17) as a result, never did. Now Xfrog is on 5.5 and I can't get any sort of reply whether an upgrade is needed or not in my case w.r.t. 5.5 and R18. Very frustrating. I've sent emails to just about every xfrog-related email address I can find (including, to no avail.
  11. W.r.t. the poll, I should note the answer I provided was in the context of a Mac version being available.
  12. 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.
  13. Zblur2 and EdgeShade are both excellent tools, and it is great news that Chris made them available for everyone! Thanks Chris!
  14. I've also been using the 3.3/3.4 beta for some months now, and I'm quite impressed with the (substantial) improvements over the prior (1.8/1.9) version of VrayForC4D. VrayForC4D is (finally) getting very, very close to full parity with ChaosGroup's "main" Vray implementations on Max and Maya, and the general pace of VrayForC4D development has improved substantially. The LAUBlab team have migrated VrayForC4D to the latest Vray core from ChaosGroup, and on top of all the other feature benefits, doing so means VrayForC4D now has viable interoperability with other Vray implementations. I find the new version of Vray (CPU) to be generally faster, more flexible, and substantially easier to "tune" and configure. The denoiser is a welcome addition, and can substantially reduce overall render time requirements. The VrayRT (GPU) engine, though still limited in certain ways, is about as capable on C4D as either Max or Maya for the most part. If your scene fits within the limitations, the performance benefits VrayRT provides are nearly worth the price of the upgrade by itself. The complete list of added and improved features in VrayForC4D is quite lengthy (see here). I'm very satisfied with all the work the LAUBlab folks have put into VrayForC4D, it has definitely paid off for them in VrayForC4D 3.4. I upgraded as soon as I could based on my beta experiences, and am very glad I did so.
  15. The 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.