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    Exactly! By running Win7 today one might not be...

    Exactly! By running Win7 today one might not be able to use latest technology and kernel updates that properly support the new CPUs. Some new applications don't even install on Win7 anymore. Other...
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    All nodes with 3990X CPUs then LOL. Totally...

    All nodes with 3990X CPUs then LOL.

    Totally get what you mean, LW render engine is slow and even if you use a cloud render service you still pay more than users with other native PBR render...
  3. Well 'look into' is nice but having man power...

    Well 'look into' is nice but having man power with the right skills, budget and time to implememt it is something else.

    It took specialized developers at Chaos Group several years to implement a...
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    I agree to a lot you said. LW2018 / 2019 has a...

    I agree to a lot you said. LW2018 / 2019 has a slow render engine which is quite annoying to configure to get noise and firefly free results.

    One setting you should check / disable is Glossy...
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    Hope that's not your working machine at Ubisoft,...

    Hope that's not your working machine at Ubisoft, 5 year old 4 Core gaming processor and 16GB RAM!
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    Yes indeed! And 16GB? It should be 64GB at least...

    Yes indeed! And 16GB? It should be 64GB at least for a modern workstation. If you use displacement maps for example it can quickly require a lot of memory.
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    Very simple way to see it. Well then you will...

    Very simple way to see it.

    Well then you will not have a good modeler, sculpting, no CAD import, no 3D texture painting, no integrated 3D tracker and so on. You miss alot of great plugin...
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    I get a subscription discount offer from E-On...

    I get a subscription discount offer from E-On almost every week, seems not to be working out too well for them.

    50% off is a great discount but it's rental only, so I'll stick with my Vue xStream...
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    There is not much of an upgrade path from the...

    There is not much of an upgrade path from the machine you have, you will need a new mainboard, new RAM, most likely a new PSU, new cooling and it's probably worth also having a new M.2 SSD installed....
  10. Thread: Wow! Really?

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    To me thats a pile of ....

    To me thats a pile of <insert word here>. Somebody found how to draw a magic quadrant, googling some software names and want to earn money from that.

    - This '360 Quadrant' site is from Pune,...
  11. @prmetheus - I don't have an account there and...

    @prmetheus - I don't have an account there and currently do too few in the app, but I'll send you my mail address via pm. Cheers!
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    Outstanding work! A real pleasure to watch!

    Outstanding work! A real pleasure to watch!
  13. ... Which was just released tody its new version...

    ... Which was just released tody its new version with good sculpting improvements.

    For some effects or modifications on lower res models, Metamorphic is ok.

    For Weight Painting, MM is...
  14. Thanks Prometheus, I will watch those videos! ...

    Thanks Prometheus, I will watch those videos!

    Have you looked at the Nebula Generator Inposted above (not clouds, but I know you like nebulas too :D.

    New Blender 2.81 version has some new Noise...
  15. Yes right, with TFD, appropriate settings and...

    Yes right, with TFD, appropriate settings and simulation time modifications (so that a TFD simulation is speed up to have the buoyancy calculated in a short frame range), single clouds or fogs can be...
  16. By the way this is a very nice Blender addon I...

    By the way this is a very nice Blender addon I recently got:

    https://blendermarket.com/products/nebula-generator

    It creates 2D and 3D nebulas, with a good GPU setup very nice to use, modify the...
  17. I agree with Prometheus it would be great to...

    I agree with Prometheus it would be great to convert the procedural volumetrics / noises generated with the Null to export as VDB which is currently not possible in LW.

    Other applications can do...
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    Haha I know what you mean, we took over alot of...

    Haha I know what you mean, we took over alot of US celebrations here in Europe the last couple of years. When I was a child there was also no Halloween for example.

    But some stores have good stuff...
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    Yes a simple click the 'use vertex map' checkbox...

    Yes a simple click the 'use vertex map' checkbox in the TFD Emitter tag does exactly that.

    In addition any texture / material can be used too for fluid emission, based on color, luminance, alpha...
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    Problems not only on Mac... For me in Win10...

    Problems not only on Mac...

    For me in Win10 any TFD version higher than 9xx doesn't work in any LW installation (workstations and laptops) where there's GPU present.

    Tried all possible ways to...
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    Well yes 4 years no official update while larger...

    Well yes 4 years no official update while larger teams have developed and refined INTEGRATED solutions that are production proven in various Hollywood blockbusters (FumeFX, Phoenix FD, X-Particles,...
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    I saw a preview video of this new version very...

    I saw a preview video of this new version very long ago but sorry to say - the 3D world has moved on.

    There are Fluid and Particle solutions that are so feature rich, stable, easy-to-use and well...
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    Huh? Black Friday is on 29th November 2019 as far...

    Huh? Black Friday is on 29th November 2019 as far as I know.

    There are always some good deals for hardware and software in specific shops. However not in the big stores with the big red price...
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    Agree! Houdini is the only software I would...

    Agree! Houdini is the only software I would consider renting. Very fair priced and a fantastic app. Easy to use Shelf tools but to unleash its real potential it needs alot of learning and time.
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    http://www.cgchannel.com/2019/06/autodesk-to-stop-...

    http://www.cgchannel.com/2019/06/autodesk-to-stop-issuing-activation-codes-for-older-software/

    Autodesk see link.

    "Unless the policy changes, that would mean that most, if not all, users with...
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