I haven’t posted here in ages. Oh boy if my profile picture is old!
Anyway. The latest experience with C4D urged me to ask here if I’m an isolated case.
The last release I’ve used on my old Threadripper 1950x with a dual 1080ti until last year was C4D R21, with Redshift v3.0.65, .
The result was a frustrating experience. C4D would crash basically at every session. Redshift was feeling extremely delicate, something sometimes you could break by simply moving the render window.
I lately moved to a new PC, an i9-13900KF, with a dual 3080ti. I’m on C4D 2023 + Redshift v3.5.12, and sadly, the situation hasn’t changed. Every time I close C4D, there’s a crash caused by Redshift, which I wouldn’t particularly mind, except for the fact that C4D freezes for a while, and so it does when I open it again.
The problem is, it also crashes while I’m working, which makes it basically unusable.
The projects I work on aren’t too heavy, or complex. I even started using 2k textures to limit the burden on the VRAM.
Even though I don’t consider a dual 3080ti on par of, say, a 4090, still the projects are typical motion graphics stuff that my old Threadripper should already be able to handle.
It seems to me that something is off. Somewhere between Maxon, and Redshift things went wrong in terms of software stability, and it’s now out of control. But perhaps I’m just one of a few cases?
That’s what I asked myself, until I started noticing the same issue in at least three different companies I worked for in the past year. Same type of bug, same crashes, same stability issue.
What’s going on?