Website Update

Today I have just made some major changes to the back-end software powering this website as well as some minor design changes across the site. I expect these changes will increase the site's reliability and help to avoid some of the intermittent downtime that has happened recently.

In other website news, I'm also putting together a forum where users will be able to ask questions and share tips about using the plugin. I'll be posting more info about this in the future.

Posted July 29, 2018 - 0 comments

Beta 2.01 Release

After a few weeks of delay, I'm happy to announce the release of plugin version Beta 2.01 today. This is a maintenance release focused on fixing some longstanding bugs. I've also made some minor updates to the manual along with this release.

This release can be downloaded immediately on the download page.

Posted July 19, 2018 - 0 comments

July Update

It has been nearly 2 months since the last plugin release so it seems to be about time time for a quick update on what I have been working on lately.

My primary focus over these months has been on refactoring a lot of the code powering the shader graph editor. So far there are no new features, but this refactoring should make it much easier for me to add support for more Cycles nodes like RGB ramp and XYZ curves as well as new features like copy and paste.

I also intend to release a plugin update soon to handle two bugs that have recently come to my attention. First, Shader Graph materials are currently entirely broken in Max 2019. Second, mesh tangents are frequently translated incorrectly in all Max versions. I hope to have this update ready for release in about a week.

Update - July 14: The next release is nearly ready now, but I've recently found a bug that can cause renders to hang up during scene translation. I'll be holding back the release just a few more days while I fix this problem.

Posted July 3, 2018 - 0 comments

Beta 2.00 Release

I have just released version Beta 2.00 of this plugin. This version brings support for Max 2019 as well as a handful of bug fixes and minor improvements. You can get it now on the download page.

Along with this release, I have also updated the recently-released manual to cover more of the plugin's features. If you have viewed the manual before, you may need to clear your browser cache (or ctrl+f5) to see the new version. I've reconfigured the web server so this problem shouldn't happen again with the next update.

Posted May 9, 2018 - 0 comments

Plugin Manual Released

I've just finished putting together the user manual for this plugin. It is still incomplete, but covers most functionality that is currently available. You can read it here.

Posted April 23, 2018 - 3 comments

Note for Russian Users

It has come to my attention that most of AWS is currently blocked in Russia. I'm not sure whether this affects S3, which is where the downloads for this plugin are currently hosted.

To any users from Russia: please let me know in a comment here if you are having any problems with the download. If it is blocked I'll rehost it elsewhere.

If you find this inconvenient please direct all negative feedback to Roskomnadzor.

Edit: Actually, you should probably email me at contact@cyclesformax.net if you have any problems. I think ReCAPTCHA may be blocked as well and that would stop you from posting a comment.

Posted April 17, 2018 - 0 comments