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  1. PolyHertz

    3DS Max Applink - Complete Rewrite

    Hey everyone, been quite a while since my last post. With the upcoming release of 3D-Coat 2021 (aka. v5.0) I thought it might be time to update this applink. That said, I'd like to first know; Is there still any interest in this? If there's no interest anymore then there's no reason for me to spend time updating it after all.
  2. Yea, NVMe drives being significantly faster then SATA based drives is well known. However it doesn't matter that much since SSD speeds are not a serious bottleneck to overall system performance. You'll only really benefit from NVMe tech with very specific workloads (such as constantly reading/writing huge numbers of files, or maybe if using the drive as a scratch disc for certain programs). If your system supports NVMe storage and it doesn't cost much more then a SATA drive you might as well get one, but don't expect an overall user experience improvement similar to the jump between a mechanical HDD to a SATA SSD.
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    Ryzen 7 1700x vs Ryzen 7 2700

    AMD will be showing off the next generation of Ryzen CPUs on Wednesday at CES, so I'd wait 2 days and see how that goes before deciding on a new CPU.
  4. There are some new rumors regarding the upcoming Zen2 CPUs that I thought you guys might be interested in. Seems the combination of 7nm and chiplets may have been enough to allow AMD to double Ryzens core count compared to Intels similarly prices CPUs again (like with the first Ryzen), as well as being able to reach 5ghz+ on their higher end SKUs. Some of it sounds almost too good to be true, but the video I linked below is for a guys whose predictions and analysis are generally quite accurate. Either way, we'll probably find out in about a month whether they're true or not (during CES).
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    3DS Max Applink - Complete Rewrite

    Can you make a video showing what you're doing when this error occurs? The applink was re-written from scratch for version 2.0 , and I put some special attention into making sure it was Max 2012 compatible (though with various features disabled). So atp I need to see the issue happening before I'll be able to guess what could be the cause.
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    3DS Max Applink - Complete Rewrite

    Whoops! Seems I only uploaded the mcr file, sorry about that! Updated the link in the first post to the full zip file (or just click here ) As for the one on the main page, that will be getting updated soon (I might release one more version before that happens), along with new tutorial videos showing off how all the features work (thanks go to Don for those).
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    3DS Max Applink - Complete Rewrite

    Version 2.1 released! Release notes can be seen in first post. I've removed the links for version 2.0 because of bugs, and it is highly encouraged for anyone using it to download 2.1 instead. Download v2.1 here.
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    Blender Applink

    More then likely you just need to adjust how your script handles the map gamma (The Max applink materials all take gamma into account to avoid this issue).
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    3DS Max Applink - Complete Rewrite

    EDIT: All version 2.0 links removed due to several notable bugs. Check the first post for version 2.1 link and release notes instead.
  10. PolyHertz

    3DS Max Applink - Complete Rewrite

    EDIT: All version 2.0 links removed due to several notable bugs. Check the first post for version 2.1 link and release notes instead.
  11. Yea 3D-Coat determines the projection angle based on the normal of the surface directly under that center point so it can't work outside of it. The best solution for this would be a brush setting that let you paint normally into a screen space buffer (like in BodyPaint or Mari), or a 'use normal closest to center' option, but currently stamp is probably the closest available alternative.
  12. PolyHertz

    3DS Max Applink - Complete Rewrite

    Hey guys just a heads up; Thanks to Pilgways support I will be releasing an update to the applink sometime soon. It will give the applink support for Max 2018-2019 and 3D-Coat 4.8 , as well as add some new material related features and a revised user interface. I'll be looking over all the issues users have reported in this thread as well as via pm or email and doing what I can to address them. Also, if anyone has material presets they'd like to see implemented in the default configuration let me know and I'll see what I can do
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    3DCoat 4.8 BETA testing thread

    Yes! Thank you so much! I've been hoping to see this bug fixed for years, so glad to see it's finally happened
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    3DS Max Applink - Complete Rewrite

    Hmmm. If it's not auto-switch that's causing it my next guess would be that 3D-Coat itself is having problems deleting the import.txt file and thus every few seconds its thinking a new one exists. The solution would probably be to run 3D-Coat as admin (right click on 3D-Coat icon > Run as Administrator ).
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    Blender Applink

    Oh I see. Yea I have the same thing in the Max applink for layer, pivot position, pivot rotation, bounding box (selection brackets), parent/child hierarchy, and selection set. However, normally I don't use that method when painting and instead use a 'import only materials' function where the applink reads through the obj file to get the names of the meshs and their materials, then reconstructs and applies the materials without importing any meshs. I figure why import the models if all you need are the materials