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Old 11-26-2007, 04:24 AM   #1
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News on PMG about 3.0 release

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messiah 3.0 Coming Soon! November 25, 2007
We will be announcing the pricing and shipping date for messiah studio very soon. For many people, the biggest new feature is Fur, which for a while now has been the number one requested feature. There are plenty of other new features, both for animating and rendering, so check back here for further announcements.

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Old 11-27-2007, 01:54 AM   #2
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wow. 127 views and nothing in 10 hours.
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Old 11-27-2007, 05:18 AM   #3
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Old 11-27-2007, 07:13 PM   #4
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im bit confused?? price change for ever version. i don't know, i guess just wait see.
 
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wow. 127 views and nothing in 10 hours.


Hehehe.

Guess not everyone is too excited about FUR.

I'll jump in joy when I find out what else is with this update.

Back in the shadows for now...


BTW, what happend to M:Animate? It's not on the shop. Discontinued?

Was thinking of getting another seat for our messiah <-> modo pipeline.
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Old 11-27-2007, 09:26 PM   #6
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I think it's awesome
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:01 PM   #7
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lol yeah so i guess we can thanks softimage for this spike in software price. they add hair and fur to there middle level product and now ever one is going to run out and change their prices. btw if i just want hair i would be still playing with AM:hash. i guess i'm not one to talk, since i dont have messiah. I have been on the fence for some time, waiting to see what's in store for next rev. but ill say this if the price is as much or more then xsi foundation then i think i know which i be going.
 
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Me as well, Ulven

 
Old 11-28-2007, 12:16 AM   #9
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Done in saslite.

Barely done anything. Just loaded the object, turn on saslite, and hit F9.
Didn't even bother turning anti-alias on or anything...

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Old 11-28-2007, 01:01 AM   #10
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But... saslite doesn't support reflections, sss, gi, ummmm I dont think it's even got shadows!. How is that an option?
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Old 11-28-2007, 01:29 AM   #11
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But... saslite doesn't support reflections, sss, gi, ummmm I dont think it's even got shadows!. How is that an option?


Touché.

I am aware of that. Still, not so excited about fur.

Very anxious what they have on the animation front though.

Will your Autorig be included on v3? Good job there mate.
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Just to place the focus on parts of the quote...for those worried about only hair....lets not judge before its released. I do somewhat agree on the pricing issue though. With XSI:Essentials including all it does, paying $1k will be a deal breaker for many.

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Old 11-28-2007, 01:50 AM   #13
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Thanks! I'm afraid the autorigger will not be bundled with messiah, we're third party developers (we were on the beta but not actually a part of pmg as it were). We're working on something new and very exciting as well though, but it's not quite ready to show everyone yet.

I'll tell you the reason I'm excited about the hair module is that I do a lot of character work. And where characters are concerned there are certain things you really need the render engine to do well. SSS, is one of them and, although I've made due without it so far (and I consider having saslite as being without a solution), Hair is another. Messiah3's new render engine is capable exactly where lightwave falls down. I still have lightwave and still use it to render from time to time (FPrime yay), but Messiah3 is actually a better engine for some things, and so, I use it for those.
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:01 AM   #14
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messiah's fur is looking pretty good from the few images I've seen so far.
I've been quite dissatisfied with Sasquatch and it's limitations including its plain fuggly look.

Anyway, now it's just a matter of what "soon" means...

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Old 11-28-2007, 02:03 AM   #15
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I agree with the pricing.

If it goes up I'd rather get the ANIMATE version... but it's not for sale anymore (but it's still featured on the products page )

I hope they haven't discontinued it for those of us who's not interested with the renderer.

Now... just found this... Lux people are having a look with our Fur... some praises in their too for those of you who are avid fans of Messiah's upcoming fur...

http://forums.luxology.com/discussi...w=messiah%20fur
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