Originally Posted by AdamT
Thus I would imagine that any further development of TP in Cinema will rely on Maxon's development team.
Hopefully they learned from the SLA deal and made sure that Cebas' code was reasonably sorted so that they could step in and take over development without having to reinvent the wheel.
In the imagination all statements are true.
The way I see it, people expect "TP4D" to be an exact parallel to Cebas TP.
If this was the case that means that MAXON would have to reverse engineer all of the work the team at Cebas has done over the past 8 years...heck, for all we know TP could have undergone a re-write at some point to enable better operation, if that is the case, then it would mean even more wasted time if maxon tried to build on the current TP foundations, as the current structure may not even be able to handle the newer Cebas TP features.
Like with Net, sometimes it's better to hack off a rotting limb.
It's going to hurt at first, but then things get better.
In the meantime, the folks at Insydium have my full support with the work they are doing.
If particles are crucial to what you do, then there is no better choice than x-particles.
And again, no matter what maxon tries to create, XP will have a significant head start. (I'm hoping market saturation
If you only need particles sometimes, then use TP4D, and enjoy the fact that you still have access to an incredibly powerful particle system that comes included.
But I also wouldn't have an issue if maxon left particles to the 3rd party market altogether.