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Old 10 October 2012   #46
this is amazing...absolutely must have plugin. with the latest update you can paste your shaders/textures directly as smart link in any channel and speed up your workflow heavily
Old 10 October 2012   #47
1.46 update.

version 1.46 demo is now online, here...

Paul Everett
Old 10 October 2012   #48
1.47 update.

version 1.47 demo is now online, here...

fixed a crash bug , deleting shaders and adds a function to flush the smart menu.

Last Chance to get this plugin for 39 EUR. Tommorow the price goes up to 49 EUR.

Paul Everett
Old 10 October 2012   #49
as a small example of what the smart channel can do, Ive converted a very simple example for you to look at.

grab this...

this is a converted smart channel.

Open that up and take a look in the color channel of the material, and then take a look in bump.
1 shader
2 links.
Thats real instancing for can only do this with the Tools4D Smart Channel.
And its easy to remove plugin dependancy.So you get all the benifits of real shader instances without any plugin dependance!

Open that up and have a think about whats going on there guys.

Paul Everett

Last edited by tapaul : 10 October 2012 at 01:42 PM.
Old 10 October 2012   #50
Originally Posted by tapaul: as a small example of what the smart channel can do, Ive converted a very simple example for you to look at...

This is a very interesting one, I can't quite work out how it works yet. The file behaves as if the plugin was still active, but it isn't. There's no Xpresso. Clearing the Noise from one channel clears it from the other too. What's the trick? Whatever it is, I like.
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Old 10 October 2012   #51
Its magic. that is why I'm declaring the smart channel as the first and only real shader instance or reference plugin for c4d.
It is not only the first, it is also the only one that will still work 'fully' as a refernce link without any plugins, xpresso, python or wotnot after converting.The proof of which , is to be seen in that scene.

Paul Everett
Old 10 October 2012   #52
i see what you did there. although i think it's rather unsafe to do (as stated in the docs) and won't really work over multiple materials.
But nice to see that i doesn't crash, i think earlier c4d versions were not that forgiving
Old 10 October 2012   #53
its perfectly safe,as long as you respect some rules and do it properly.

in the next version you can even drag/drop + shift into any shader feild to create such a link, so your getting a real shader smart link ,without any plugin intervention.

Paul Everett

Last edited by tapaul : 10 October 2012 at 10:16 AM.
Old 10 October 2012   #54
You can now use copy/paste as link. a seamless, fully integrated way to directly reference any shader.

Tools4D Smart Shaders Fully integrated into Cinema4D shader enviroment (v1.48)


Paul Everett
Old 10 October 2012   #55
Awesome! Glad I got mine already. I really hope you keep developing this further. But please, not at the expense of Virtual Room Shader and Advanced Topo Maps... ;-)
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Old 10 October 2012   #56
1.48 has been released with some bugfixes and "paste as link" menu integration.

Paul Everett
Old 10 October 2012   #57

Thanks for the update. Just wanted to publicly note what a great plugin this is.
Old 10 October 2012   #58
version 1.5

I have just released version 1.5 ,which now includes Smart Multipass.

so the package is now as follows:

Smart Link Shader
Smart Channel shader
Smart Menu
Smart Shader List
Smart Multipass shader (shader/material based multipass)
Smart Multipass (sorts out the naming mess for you)

Today is the last chance to get this plugin for a crazy price of 59 EUR.

As of midnight tonight,31.oct, the price will go up to 99 EUR for a single license and 249 for a 10 user Multi License.

go get it here..

Paul Everett
Old 10 October 2012   #59
There is something wrong with the dropbox of Smart Shader, Paul :-(
Can't get in to get the latest version.

Rui Batista
Old 10 October 2012   #60
Hi Rui,
make sure you are actually logged into dropbox and that your sync is enabled.

Paul Everett
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