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spedler last won the day on November 5 2012

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  1. spedler

    Cycles 4d install - Insydium 0 support

    Fair enough. Let’s call it a communication failure and leave it at that. But you might want to check with your email provider that they aren’t blocking emails from our domain for some reason, just in case. If you join our new community forum, you’ll be very welcome there.
  2. spedler

    Cycles 4d install - Insydium 0 support

    Perhaps I could just set the record a little straighter here since the impression is being given that we never responded to your support email. That email was received on Sunday November 25th and our usual automated response was sent out. The same day we sent another email from one of our developers giving the full answer to your query. This was also sent out on the Sunday, which isn't bad service in anyone's book (IMO). It seems clear now that while you received the automated email (since you replied to it) you never received the full answer. In that case I would suggest you check your spam filter and you may find it there. If not, contact us again and we will send you another copy. There's nothing more to be said TBH but I cannot agree that our 'support is terrible' when the facts don't confirm that. If you have any other queries about this issue please follow them up by email as I'm not able to enter into a discussion here. Steve (Insydium dev.)
  3. We'd strongly recommend that you don't switch versions in the middle of a commercial project, on general principle. It could well all be okay if you did but we can't guarantee it. Probably best to stay with 3.5, finish the project, and then upgrade. Steve
  4. spedler

    UI With a 4k Monitor

    You've got two choices when using a 4K monitor and Cinema. You can just let windows scale everything up and it will look the same as it does on a lower-res monitor. To me that isn't so useful because the amount of screen real estate remains the same. The alternative is to tell windows not to scale this app, in which case you get a large amount of screen space but of course all the text and icons look very small. What I did was not scale it up but increase the font sizes in Cinema's own prefs and along with using the largest icon size it's pretty good - certainly very usable. And vast acres of screen space :-) Fortunately Cinema scales up very well but you will find that not all software does so, so experience can be a bit variable with other apps. Photoshop in particular is a touch erratic. Steve
  5. No, no. You may indeed have the skill: how would I know otherwise? It does sound as if you lack experience with developing C4D plugins, but that's easily rectified. TBH though, if you really believe that making commercially successful plugins is easy...well, that's not something I would agree with, and I do have the experience to back that up. But it may be different for you. All I was really trying to do was advise you not to try to become a top graphic artist at the same time as a top plugin dev, I just think it's unlikely to happen. But feel free to ignore me, that's fine.
  6. Processing is specifically intended for graphics artists to prototype ideas. It's great and it's an excellent introduction to coding. But with respect coding a plugin good enough to sell is an order of magnitude different. But hey, it's just my opinion. If you can do both, go for it.
  7. This is just my opinion and there sure to be exceptions. But, in my experience, a good programmer is unlikely to make a great artist, and the same is true the other way round. The reason is that the mindset is too different; the systematic, problem-solving approach of the programmer doesn't make for the creativity and imagination required by a top artist. And the artist lacks those abilities so rarely makes a good programmer. I don't say this is a universal truth but it's sufficiently so that I'd advise concentrating on one thing and do little with the other if you want to be successful (i.e. make a living in the commercial world) from your work. Trying to do both may mean you succeed with neither. If you're doing this as a hobby, of course, you can do what you like. But otherwise, decide on which aspect you enjoy or feel most comfortable with and do that. Do the other just for interest and practice. Steve
  8. Probably best if you visit our forum and we'll help you there. We usually ask for a scene file (simple as possible) to see what the problem is. Steve
  9. Can I just say, I'm not in the slightest bit angry with you for hosting ads on your site. It's the nature of some of the ads which gets me a little - either completely irrelevant and therefore just a waste of space (which is important on a tablet/phone) or just plain annoying like the online dating sites. But if that's what Google feeds you then that's what you get. If the ads were relevant, even if not of interest to me personally, I could have no reason to complain. And in any case I'm not complaining, just pointing out that the ads can make the site look bad in various degrees and in more than one way. And that's the last comment I'll be making on this. Rest assured that I have nothng but admiration for anyone who can keep a huge site like this up and running efficiently and with continual new content. I know it's a very hard thing to do. Steve
  10. Wow, interesting response. I've no intention of getting into an argument with you but here are some points you might want to consider. Are you angry about people using ad blockers? Grin and bear it. Lots of people use them. If you don't like it, restrict access to the site by using anti-ad-blockers, but then you risk people not coming here. Or are you annoyed that not everyone loves the type of ads you show? What do you care? Either the ads are making you so much money you can ignore your users, or they aren't, in which case get some better ads. But TBH while ads for render farms, software, computer components or whatever are perfectly reasonable on a site like this, some of the ads you've been hosting are not, in my opinion. They make your site look a touch sleazy and while I personally couldn't care less, it's up to you to decide if the money is worth the potential loss of reputation.
  11. I'd be more interested in knowing what those ads are doing on a site like this anyway. Do the site owners really think ads like that are a good idea? They might bring in some money but they aren't the sort of thing I'd expect to see here and TBH I would have thought that this is hardly the target audience the advertisers are looking for, either. Anyway, just install an ad blocker on your tablet - I use Crystal on my iPad - and say goodbye to them. Steve
  12. spedler

    Cycles for C4D

    Hm, I don't know what's gone wrong there, the process is automatic so shouldn't have been missed. Sorry about that. Please contact our sales team via the contact form on our site and they'll sort it out for you. If after that you still don't hear anything get back to me and I'll look into it. Steve
  13. spedler

    (Plugin) Cycles 4D Release Date 15th November

    Please let me clarify this, as it seems to be a common misunderstanding. We are not charging for the render engine itself, we cannot do that even if we wanted to. What we are charging for is the time and effort required to build the bridge from Cinema to the render engine. Believe me, that has taken a massive investment in time and resources, which we have to recoup. It really isn't a matter of a couple of afternoons running up a quick plugin to pass the scene file to Cycles. Steve
  14. spedler

    X-Particles. Particle rotation?

    XP 2.1 is a very old version and you should upgrade to 2.5 if you have a licence. It was a free upgrade. Steve
  15. spedler

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