Congratulations to OTOY for releasing this and OR 2020.
My question is, what exactly differs this "free" version of OCDS from v4 OCDS?
Since all the "interesting" new features like RTX support and random walk SSS were moved to 2020, (at least judging from the feature list in the link you provieded) 2019.4 seems to be a mere bugfixing release, with critical features like dForce Hair and such, still missing from it.
Now we get a "free" version, which is obviously only there to level the playing field in regard to DAZ Studio's proprietary Iray rendering engine (since it comes for free) and are being told (at least it feels like this) "Here you go, now shut up about the issues the plug-in has, since you're getting this for free"
But then you go ahead and artificially cripple it, by restricting it to ONE GPU...seriously? Even Iray supports multiple GPUs?
Furthermore, pricing for perpetual v4 license holders (499 € for one year and 699 € for two years of usage!!!) is still so far off the charts for semi-professional / enthusiast-users, that I begin to seriously question OTOY's business strategy...how can it be, that enthusiast users are being asked the same price than professional users who are actually generating revenue with their works?
I know, that OTOY charged users 479€ back when the versions were changing from V2 to V3 (I believe), but that was back, when about 70 - 80% of the features also made it over to OCDS...
Can't stop shaking my head at this...
Oh: And please don't assume, that I don't know, that the people behind the actual developing / coding also need to earn money. I'm not talking about the contractors here...
EDIT: Since OR 2020 was released in free tier, I'll have to take back some of my initial remarks. It was a fine move of OTOY to release OR2020 in the free Prime tier.
Nvertheless: The missing features from the host application (read DAZ Studio) should be the focus of future development efforts.
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