dDo - Open beta

Become a member of the CGSociety

Connect, Share, and Learn with our Large Growing CG Art Community. It's Free!

THREAD CLOSED
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11 November 2012   #16
Very interesting! There’s a lot of smart technology out there that could help remove a lot of drudgery in artist workflows. I’m glad to see Quixel is pushing the envelope.

Looking forward to see how this can be integrated into current pipelines. Nicely done guys!
 
Old 11 November 2012   #17
For one thing I absolutely despise Windows. And for another thing, I'm not forking out £150+ for an OS I hate, just so I can try a software beta.

I switched to Mac because 15 years of using Windows was enough for me. I'm not polluting any of my Macs with that flakey, unreliable bloatware.
__________________
leighvanderbyl.com
 
Old 11 November 2012   #18
Originally Posted by leigh: For one thing I absolutely despise Windows. And for another thing, I'm not forking out £150+ for an OS I hate, just so I can try a software beta.

I switched to Mac because 15 years of using Windows was enough for me. I'm not polluting any of my Macs with that flakey, unreliable bloatware.


That's a shame. A lot has changed in 15 years, to the point where my self-built, bloat ware free PC is more stable than my Mac that cost twice as much.

Plus I never have to ask "mac version?" anymore. I got really tired of that.
 
Old 11 November 2012   #19
I think it should be made more clearly that it is a Photoshop Plugin.
 
Old 11 November 2012   #20
Originally Posted by Venkman: That's a shame. A lot has changed in 15 years, to the point where my self-built, bloat ware free PC is more stable than my Mac that cost twice as much.


I honestly find that hard to believe. I own three Macs - none of them has ever crashed, had a hardware conflict, a driver conflict, a memory leak, or any kind of failure whatsoever. I can't say the same about any of the numerous Windows PCs that I used in all the years (which included a number of home-built, custom tailored high end boxes) before buying my first Mac six years ago. I don't miss PCs and their frustrations at all; I still have a good dual Xeon machine sitting unused in my home office, which I built to the tune of £3000 about eight years ago when I was working on film VFX for American studios from South Africa. And yet I abandoned this huge investment about four years ago after spending about £180 on the latest Windows release at the time (can't remember which one it was) which was getting rave reviews, only to never be able to complete the installation for some mysterious reason which I was never able to solve, despite numerous attempts to reinstall and troubleshoot. People criticise the Apple closed hardware loop, but that's what I like about them. They're predictable.
__________________
leighvanderbyl.com
 
Old 11 November 2012   #21
Originally Posted by leigh: I honestly find that hard to believe. I own three Macs - none of them has ever crashed, had a hardware conflict, a driver conflict, a memory leak, or any kind of failure whatsoever. I can't say the same about any of the numerous Windows PCs that I used in all the years (which included a number of home-built, custom tailored high end boxes) before buying my first Mac six years ago. I don't miss PCs and their frustrations at all; I still have a good dual Xeon machine sitting unused in my home office, which I built to the tune of £3000 about eight years ago when I was working on film VFX for American studios from South Africa. And yet I abandoned this huge investment about four years ago after spending about £180 on the latest Windows release at the time (can't remember which one it was) which was getting rave reviews, only to never be able to complete the installation for some mysterious reason which I was never able to solve, despite numerous attempts to reinstall and troubleshoot. People criticise the Apple closed hardware loop, but that's what I like about them. They're predictable.


Hear hear! The less time I have to spend worrying about the computer/OS/drivers/etc. the more time I have using those damn things for what I bought them for in the first place.
Other folks want/love to faff around with their computers and that’s fine of course. But I don’t. I want them to work for me, not the other way around. Anything more than me clicking ‘OK' to the occasional ’Software Update’ is too much bother. Neither Windows and most definitely not Linux let me do that as effortlessly as OSX does. So in light of that, this dDo tool looks nice and I would like to see an OSX port. But if there isn’t, I won’t lose any sleep over it. My tool set is more sufficiently rounded out to let my creativity freely run it’s course. Each to their own!
__________________
"Even the Christmas vacation will be darkened by New Zealand scripts…"
~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 34
 
Old 11 November 2012   #22
Originally Posted by leigh: I honestly find that hard to believe. I own three Macs - none of them has ever crashed, had a hardware conflict, a driver conflict, a memory leak, or any kind of failure whatsoever. I can't say the same about any of the numerous Windows PCs that I used in all the years (which included a number of home-built, custom tailored high end boxes) before buying my first Mac six years ago. I don't miss PCs and their frustrations at all; I still have a good dual Xeon machine sitting unused in my home office, which I built to the tune of £3000 about eight years ago when I was working on film VFX for American studios from South Africa. And yet I abandoned this huge investment about four years ago after spending about £180 on the latest Windows release at the time (can't remember which one it was) which was getting rave reviews, only to never be able to complete the installation for some mysterious reason which I was never able to solve, despite numerous attempts to reinstall and troubleshoot. People criticise the Apple closed hardware loop, but that's what I like about them. They're predictable.


Huh - it sounds like we both have extensive experience with macs and PCs. The only stable mac I ever owned is a dual core, core 2 duo Mac Book Pro which is still going strong after 4 years, despite having a manufacturing defect in the nvidia graphics chipset. I had 4 G5's die on me in the same month back when those were made, and this month we had two mac minis and an imac die on us that are less than a year old. My Xeon Mac Pro is stable as long as I don't try to do actual work on it. it's fine as a render slave, though.

And of course, I had this little problem a while back:
http://i47.tinypic.com/uangx.jpg

The only truly stable PCs I've owned have been recently with windows 7. It really is something else. The odd thing is, you may find a bloatware free Windows 7 to be extremely stable on mac hardware.

I know I won't convince you, so I won't try. It's just a shame you'll miss out on the tools posted by the OP. It looks like a lot of fun!

Last edited by Venkman : 11 November 2012 at 01:07 AM.
 
Old 11 November 2012   #23
Originally Posted by Venkman: Huh - it sounds like we both have extensive experience with macs and PCs. The only stable mac I ever owned is a dual core, core 2 duo Mac Book Pro which is still going strong after 4 years, despite having a manufacturing defect in the nvidia graphics chipset. I had 4 G5's die on me in the same month back when those were made, and this month we had two mac minis and an imac die on us that are less than a year old. My Xeon Mac Pro is stable as long as I don't try to do actual work on it. it's fine as a render slave, though.

And of course, I had this little problem a while back:
http://i47.tinypic.com/uangx.jpg

The only truly stable PCs I've owned have been recently with windows 7. It really is something else. The odd thing is, you may find a bloatware free Windows 7 to be extremely stable on mac hardware.

I know I won't convince you, so I won't try. It's just a shame you'll miss out on the tools posted by the OP. It looks like a lot of fun!


Stories like this always amaze me. In my 27 years of owning and using computers, both in personal life as well as my professional career (I lost count how many computers that makes) I only ever had one fail. One! And that was my first. A Commodore 64.

Honestly, what do you do with your machines to break so many? Kick them for luck?
__________________
"Even the Christmas vacation will be darkened by New Zealand scripts…"
~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 34
 
Old 11 November 2012   #24
what an awesome product
__________________
Heights of great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept were toiling upwards in the night.
 
Old 11 November 2012   #25
Quote: I own three Macs - none of them has ever crashed


No spinning wheel of death for you huh?

I wasn't suggesting anyone purchase Windows OS to just try this beta software. I was speaking cumulatively. There is and will be lots of software that is Windows OS only and it's a big plus to be able to utilize that large base...which includes new software that comes out, such as dDo.
 
Old 11 November 2012   #26
Originally Posted by DutchDimension: Stories like this always amaze me. In my 27 years of owning and using computers, both in personal life as well as my professional career (I lost count how many computers that makes) I only ever had one fail. One! And that was my first. A Commodore 64.

Honestly, what do you do with your machines to break so many? Kick them for luck?


In the case of the dual g5 towers it was faulty logicboards and/or power supplies, and the cooling system on the one quad g5 we had. On the mac intel side, mac minis bricked after a software update (something to do with EFI update). iMacs have the same problem they always do: the screens.

Anyway, enough derailing of the thread on my part. I'll go quiet now.
 
Old 11 November 2012   #27
Love this software- looks amazing
what will be the retail price?

p.s. i smell a MAC/PC flame building here.
Leigh you should know better then to let this thread be kidnaped in this way, moving the spotlight from the software dDO, to a "i hate this software" discussion.

Allready there are more posts regarding windows/mac then regarding the software in question...

not cool
__________________
veljko popovic
3d artist
Lemonade3D
 
Old 11 November 2012   #28
Originally Posted by leigh: For one thing I absolutely despise Windows. And for another thing, I'm not forking out £150+ for an OS I hate, just so I can try a software beta.

I switched to Mac because 15 years of using Windows was enough for me. I'm not polluting any of my Macs with that flakey, unreliable bloatware.


Windows 7 is surprisingly stable compared to older Windows releases.

I have two Windows 7 powered laptops, and neither has crashed or frozen on me in months.

Also, the horrible spyware/malware infections that plagued Windows XP in particular are completely gone.

Sure, you get the occasional hung/unresponsive application - explorer, firefox et cetera.

But its quite easy to kill and restart those with CTRL-ALT-DEL.


As for the actual product being advertised here, I watched the demo video, and it looks very, very promising to me!

I will give it a try when I have more time...
 
Old 11 November 2012   #29
Interesting. Looks impressive too. I'll give it a go when I find some free time.
 
Old 11 November 2012   #30
Leigh - I feel your pain - or at least I will if Adobe ever get around to porting to my platform...

As for the software how does it compare to something like Mari?
 
Thread Closed share thread



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
CGSociety
Society of Digital Artists
www.cgsociety.org

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2006,
Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Minimize Ads
Forum Jump
Miscellaneous

All times are GMT. The time now is 08:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.