IngvarH wrote:So, I have this image I have been unable to finish since November last year, because...well this is, in my opinion more than a bug since a large part of the interface that's needed to map an openvdb is missing in the Max plugin. If I had studio it would have been easy to solve it by just bringing the scene into studio and render it there instead.
But I only bought Maxwell from version 4, so no studio.
Nowadays I do graphics as a hobby, so I can be a bit patient, but the new pricing structure is a problem. I could of course just buy studio, but I don't want to, it irritates me that I would have to pay extra for something I should have already payed for. And yes, I have been looking at other renderers of late. But I don't really want to do that either, I really love Maxwell. It works the way we sort of fantasized about when we developed the worlds first raytraceer for 3DStudio (originally developed for version 3 and released for Max version 1.0).
I have been waiting for 6 months now for a really serious bugfix. I also do music as a hobby. My software of choice in that area is Reaper, and a bug of this magnitude would probably have been fixed within a week (or sometimes a day).
So, yes, there actually are some serious problems.
I feel the same. back in the days I was a beta tester for a few CAD apps and ray tracers, with much LESS clients than maxwell, yet every remark or bug report I gave, was fixed in less than a month...I'm waiting for NL to fix a simple and very problematic bug, too - you can't save a denoised HDR image, it's corrupted. I've reported it loooong ago and no fix yet.