sorry for the long lapse in reply abigor is making me work for it at the office. . .
abigor is wind what does that look like . . .. hmmm
anyway i have been rendering stuff with the .345 cut of the houdini 8 beta
there havent been any requests other than a linux build, of which i need to revive my linux box to be able to do . . .
let me suggest you get a least one copy of maxwell especially while the price remains for the beta it is well worth it at least for the fun of creating such incredible renders if nothing else
it is tough as an idividual to compile for every build all the time . . . .
i would like to have a linux version myself but the more obscure houdini builds will have to wait even longer
if anyone needs a specific build again post here.
the easiest builds are of course the windows build, and you are correct as i did very little to update to h8 from h7
there are going to be some major changes however from maxwell beta to
version 1 , shaders are the main ones . . . hope i get some time before release to get the plugin ready otherwise it will take me a bit to get once they release
i understand as well that i will get little feedback as most houdini artists are extremely in demand and busy right now . . . so far i have yet to run into anything i couldnt houdini my way through that has not been added to the current build.
there are a few caveats when using the plugin , such as camera apperture must remain at the default , other than that, it has been nothing like my experience with the maya plugin, no offense lisux, more likely it is my lack of desire to be too competent with maya . . .
plus with DOPs , theres a lot of new ground to cover . . .
i appreciate the time you took to post , continue in your great work and get .hip to maxwell