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FC1888

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Vray Next Beta 2
« on: February 22, 2018, 03:46:25 AM »
Just for your information really

Today, Vray Next beta 2 was announced and I have downloaded it.

However, I have now decided to wait until Vray Next and FP 6 are both final. I took the risk of installing FP 6 on Max 2014, with 3.60 and all was eventually ok, after reporting a few glitches, apart from the little problem of the vertical presets library, not picking up it's materials, everything else is working just great, At least for me anyway. Though some have problems with IPR etc, with my workflow, that isn't really a problem...

From the change log, there is only one mention concerning Forest Pack. In the Bug Fixes section, it reads

V-Ray: Crash when calculating light cache in scenes with Forest Colour texture with multiple maps;

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Re: Vray Next Beta 2
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2018, 08:32:03 AM »
Thanks for the info.

We have to make some changes in our compiling workflow for this beta. Once that is completed, we'll publish a new FP6.
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Re: Vray Next Beta 2
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2018, 04:46:03 PM »
Awesome. I think I have that installed.

So does RC with with Vray Next Beta 2 without the beta version?

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Re: Vray Next Beta 2
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2018, 09:02:22 AM »
No, RailClone needs an update as well. But i think it will not be ready until V-Ray Next final.

Although until then you can use it without the instancing engine (Display->Use Instancing Engine = off).
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Re: Vray Next Beta 2
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2018, 09:24:45 PM »
Hi,

Wondering how the build progress is coming along for Forest for Vray Next 2.

We're starting a project and Forest is a crucial piece of our workflow.

Thanks for any information.

R

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Re: Vray Next Beta 2
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2018, 11:10:07 PM »
Big suggestion, when you have a a project, that relies of specific software / plugins. You really should never use beta software.

While it is great to try new stuff out, help to iron out bugs etc..which is the whole point of a beat test phase, you should never, ever expect to use it for commercial projects, unless you are willing to take the rick of it causing some problems.. and I seriously doubt iToo will be wiling to rush things along, just for the sake of you getting a new project out.. I recommend you stick with Vray 3.6 and only try FP 6 beta and Vray Next, on a system or version of Max that you do not need for your critical work

They don't have that fine print for nothing :)

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Re: Vray Next Beta 2
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2018, 10:20:35 AM »
We have plans to release a new FP6 update the next week, with V-Ray Next beta 2 support.

But as you well pointed out, it's not a good idea to use two products in beta for a production work.
Even for new Max releases, i suggest to wait until the first service pack. :)

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Re: Vray Next Beta 2
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2018, 02:38:59 AM »
Big suggestion, when you have a a project, that relies of specific software / plugins. You really should never use beta software.
While it is great to try new stuff out, help to iron out bugs etc..which is the whole point of a beat test phase, you should never, ever expect to use it for commercial projects, unless you are willing to take the rick of it causing some problems.. and I seriously doubt iToo will be wiling to rush things along, just for the sake of you getting a new project out.. I recommend you stick with Vray 3.6 and only try FP 6 beta and Vray Next, on a system or version of Max that you do not need for your critical work

Thanks for the tips. I have been doing 3D for a living for over 15 years now so I am well aware of the pitfalls of beta software. What they don't tell you is that all software is riddled with bugs and broken. So might as well be using the latest broken version! We can always roll back if it is completely hopeless. Although most developers are more than happy to fix showstopping bugs in a very short timeframe.

I've learned to always have a plan B, C and D for delivering a project, so it is no big deal for me if a piece of software lets me down.  I have never missed a deadline yet.