My name is Alonso and I'm the new developer in charge of the Maxwell | Rhinoceros plug-in. I've already introduced myself in another post and given a general answer to the concerns exposed here. Regardless, I wanted to give a more definite answer and assess the issues directly.
PA3K wrote: ↑
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:22 pm
Hello, does anyone knows when Maxwell for Rhino will be upgraded? I just upgraded to Rhino 6 and maxwellrender plugin 4.1.7 is not supported. I already asked on customer portal, but if there will be sooner answer here ... Thanks.
Patrik, sorry for the delay in the answer. I wanted to assure you that the plugin is being worked upon full time, and that it will be available as soon as humanly possible. I intend to post in a separate thread any remarkable progress as I program the plugin, so stay tuned for updates!
PA3K wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:57 pm
There is c++ plugin migrator on rhino website, but it is for plugin developers.
I'm aware of the existance of the migrator, but, unfortunately, it works over a different API and thus it is of no use to convert the old plugin. The main problem would be that the .dll upon which the old plug in is based, even though it's still shipping with Rhino 6, has deprecated much of its functionality and erased some more, which means that the old plugin can no longer even compile correctly.
Daniel Kerbler 20180301220533 wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:20 am
Since Rhino itself has epic long release cycles (rhino 5 was released 5+ years ago) there is a lot of need updating to the new version 6 asap. Rendering from the old version is of course possible(for those who bought Rhino 5) but not desirable form many reasons.
If the release of a working maxwell plugin is pushed far away in time, I am afraid that users will be pushed into other options.
Hello Daniel. First of all, welcome to the forum! I understand and share your concern, and I'm working as fast as possible to deliver the best experience for Rhino users. Regarding the long release cycles, I understand that getting the new features that the newer release of rhino provides is key for our users. Developer side, sadly, I must say that the feature lock of Rhino 6 was only a month or so prior to the realease, which difficults to make reliable progress over the plugins as many things developer-wise were susceptible of changing. Regardless, since the feature lock, I've worked exclusively on the plugin, and will keep doing so to get a release as soon as possible.
I hope this answers your questions, but if you have any further doubts, dont hesitate to post and I'll answer as fast as possible.
Kind regards to both of you,