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Anyone else having 3-Delight render problems with 137 beta ?
Posted: 05 October 2012 04:31 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Anyone else having 3Delight problems with ...137 ?

The beta 137 won’t render at all at setting 4 - 3Delight. It just sits there while the optimizer clock ticks. I’ve let it sit for as long as 30 seconds, before cancelling. Reinstalled 114, 3Delight render starts in 3 seconds, same scene.

Also, I read on the mantis site that the Starter Essentials issue of the gray icon with exclamation point had been fixed. It hasn’t.

So, no improvement for me, and a loss of critical functionality is the only fruit of this beta, so far.

There’s also the issue with the uninstallers that don’t uninstall themselves. You can run them over and over, and each time they act like their doing something, running through a file list, no error msg’s. Next run ought to fail for lack of files to uninstall, but it runs merrily along. So what’s actually happening when you run them multiple times? 

As is, and as someone else mentioned about virus detections, I’ve been having so many bizarre things going on with my machine since 114, I’ve wiped my hard drive and reinstalled the OS.

I think it best to wait for a while, before putting any version of Studio back on, or spending any more money on content. Several hundred dollars in a couple of months has bought me an ongoing, every-time-I-open-studio headache. What I have, I can hardly use without some bug or other wasting hours of my creative time.

Then there are these great sales of content with content bugs… out of the box. The money part of this legal transaction goes straight from my account to Daz3D account, but I have reported and verified defective content, and am still waiting for notification on fixes, no time frame given for resolution. No real idea if it’s of consequence to Daz, but they took my money. I don’t think I’m going to let that ride.

Just plain sloppy is a polite spin on that sort of commerce. It would be real easy to figure I’ve just been suckered for several hundred dollars… I wonder who’d be interested in that?

The renders, when they work, are extraordinary, but the customer service… everyone seems to feel this level of interaction is the standard for legal commerce. But it isn’t.

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Posted: 05 October 2012 05:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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nowefg - 05 October 2012 04:31 PM

Anyone else having 3Delight problems with ...137 ?

The beta 137 won’t render at all at setting 4 - 3Delight. It just sits there while the optimizer clock ticks. I’ve let it sit for as long as 30 seconds, before cancelling. Reinstalled 114, 3Delight render starts in 3 seconds, same scene.

30 seconds…not long enough.  It’s not only optimizing the textures, but in some cases recompiling the shaders (especially if there are any custom one that haven’t been updated to the latest).  There was a 3Delight upgrade in the fixes included in 137, so expect some long delays if everything hasn’t been upgraded.

I’ve noticed a big difference in speed when I recompiled several of my custom shaders (not presets, but actual shaders written/converted in Shader Builder). as opposed to letting the recompile happen on the fly.

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