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  03 March 2014
Nevercenter Activity?

Anyone been to the Nevercenter Silo Facebook page recently? After two years of silence there was a post about a tutorial on DigitalTutors. In response some folks responded as one might expect.

They then responded with this:
Quote: Yikes. Feels like reading our own obituary around here. We're not so keen on the idea of resting in peace--much rather do something like what Jaye suggests.*

Jay - send us an email to support@nevercenter.com and we can look up your registration details and provide you with a fresh download link.

*(We do recognize and appreciate the viewpoint of everyone who wishes updates would come faster. It has been a long time. We wish we'd been able to get things out sooner, as well. Just want to add that, lest anyone feels ignored or thinks we don't care about it.)


Quote: Jaye Cline Rise from the dead, Silo!


So possible hints on an update? Thoughts?
 
  04 April 2014
Nah i dont believe they'll update anything. I've said that before, i think the original developers are no longer associated with nevercenter. They might not even have the source code anymore.

If Silo is to be updated one day... it might only happen as a result of a massive interest from us, because it would require a big investment. I dont see this happening, the 3D industry is completely monopolized and the big companies would never let Silo surface again (back in the day Silo was used to model the cars in SEGA & Sonic All Star Racing and a few other big titles, but nobody knows that, right?).

Last edited by outburner : 04 April 2014 at 09:12 AM.
 
  04 April 2014
Those things might be true and yet at the same time the newest post on the Facebook page is this.


So.....I don't know. I get the feeling they are playing around with the idea at the very least.
 
  04 April 2014
Nah, last update was about three and a half years ago...only thing that has happened since then is the relocation of the user forum. So I would not get my hopes up if I were you. They like to keep dicking the users around with BS just to keep whatever revenue they get from Silo flowing. Nothing more.
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  05 May 2014
I always find these "Silo isn't getting updated" threads interesting, because that assumption is definitely wrong.

There is an update in the works already. I would know, because I'm helping out the Nevercenter folks a bit with it. I can't share many details yet; but it will add another platform, 64-bit support on some platforms, and fix a good handful of bugs.

outburner: the originals that started Nevercenter are still there, and they definitely haven't lost the source code. I'm staring at it right now.
 
  05 May 2014
Originally Posted by mikefarny: I always find these "Silo isn't getting updated" threads interesting, because that assumption is definitely wrong.

There is an update in the works already. I would know, because I'm helping out the Nevercenter folks a bit with it. I can't share many details yet; but it will add another platform, 64-bit support on some platforms, and fix a good handful of bugs.

outburner: the originals that started Nevercenter are still there, and they definitely haven't lost the source code. I'm staring at it right now.


That's great news . It'll be nice to see Silo moving forward again. I'm relatively new to it, but I've found I've been using it more and more at work to do certain things quickly - esp retypo.
 
  05 May 2014
Originally Posted by mikefarny: I always find these "Silo isn't getting updated" threads interesting, because that assumption is definitely wrong.

There is an update in the works already. I would know, because I'm helping out the Nevercenter folks a bit with it. I can't share many details yet; but it will add another platform, 64-bit support on some platforms, and fix a good handful of bugs.

outburner: the originals that started Nevercenter are still there, and they definitely haven't lost the source code. I'm staring at it right now.


Mike, you'd better not be foolin! - After years of wait, it just would not be funny!

But this is fantastic news and thank you for letting us know!

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  05 May 2014
Originally Posted by mikefarny: I always find these "Silo isn't getting updated" threads interesting, because that assumption is definitely wrong.

The blame for these wrong assumptions lies solely with Nevercenter....but good news. Still love to use Silo
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Last edited by Veehoy : 05 May 2014 at 07:04 AM.
 
  05 May 2014
Originally Posted by mikefarny: There is an update in the works already. I would know, because I'm helping out the Nevercenter folks a bit with it. I can't share many details yet; but it will add another platform, 64-bit support on some platforms, and fix a good handful of bugs.

outburner: the originals that started Nevercenter are still there, and they definitely haven't lost the source code. I'm staring at it right now.


You just made me into a religious person.

Could this move be considered as a 'resurrection' of Silo and a move towards a 'next' version, or a service release only?

Last edited by outburner : 05 May 2014 at 10:49 AM.
 
  05 May 2014
This is all very interesting, keeping my fingers crossed that it's true.

Steve
 
  05 May 2014
I hope Silo expands to support more formats. Especially rigged formats even if Silo itself doesn't do rigging.
 
  05 May 2014
So, mikefarny.....will it come with Arnold integrated? Or a SiloToArnold bridge?
Just kidding. Looking forward to 64-bit support.
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Last edited by Veehoy : 05 May 2014 at 11:51 AM.
 
  05 May 2014
Originally Posted by Veehoy: So, mikefarny.....will it come with Arnold integrated? Or a SiloToArnold bridge?
Just kidding. Looking forward to 64-bit support.


Heh, nope, nothing to do with Arnold or rendering. My personal role in this is just as a bit of extra help; Silo is still Nevercenter's baby through and through. So don't expect too much inside baseball from me, so to speak.
 
  05 May 2014
Any news about an updated (and useable) Numerical Editor? It's been one of those basic yet infuriating aspects of Silo - zeroing out the values when rotating.
 
  05 May 2014
Any news in general?

*snickers*
 
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