Timmaigh wrote:kavorka wrote:Timmaigh wrote:Wow, great work, though despite skimming through whole thread, i still have no idea, how this works
Simple question> Once its ready, i mean completely, will i be able to locate the position of instances manually (or using some scattering plugin like Advanced Painter) within the modelling app (3ds max), then just export it using whatever the new format will be, import it into standalone Octane and these instances will be just there with no further need to deal with all these sliders, scatter nodes, placement nodes and other stuff? Obviously, Octane would recognise those instances as instances, not copies. I imagined it to work somehow like this, i really like me Octane simple seeing people talking about matrices and excel files makes me dizzy
If you're using 3DsMax, did you try the integrated plugin? With that, I dont think you have to worry about any of this as it is built into 3DsMax, so if it is an instance in max, it should count automatically.
At least I think it should.
Basically, you shouldnt have any need to export and you will have more functionality using the integrated plugin.
I actually use Max, but do not own the plugin so far, for some reason Call it lazyness, i am not sure whether i can buy it just using my credit card (which works for purchases from likes of iTunes or Steam just fine), or do i need to deal with PayPal, which IIRC was the only option for me back in the day, when i bought the standalone version (thanks to my friends paypal account)...i just dont feel like dealing with all this, therefore i stick with standalone for now and thats why i am asking...
I believe I used my credit card when I bought it. Its one of the options when you buy something with paypal, if I remember right.
I'm using Blender myself, so I can't talk about the Max plugin, but a couple people who frequent the forums use it and say its very good. If I had Max, I would by it in an instant, if there was a Blender plugin for the same price, I would by it. heck, i'd pay double. What you can do with Octane increases drastically.