First of all, Im sorry for derailing the convo here. I thought it would be a quick way to get my question in front of the right eyes and hopefully get a quick and easy answer. If a mod wants to split this off thats quite alright with me.
To continue–I gotta say Im really frustrated.
Its perfectly reasonable for 3d animators to need to roll their sleeves up now an then and dig into terminal and code for certain tasks, but this process so far has gotten me to the point where Im ready to give up. I had a window of time to get things running for this current project and now its clear I’ll have to put it off till the next project. I dont blame the Soild Angle folks as they’ve been amazing from the start. Its clearly Autodesk messing things up. If I were them, I’d be looking at the competition out there in the render engine realm today and try to make the product as no-brainer as possible for users.
Thanks tehuti for posting the links. I’ll see if I can get my head around it all again. I may be wrong but I think I might have come across one of your posts in the SA forums as I tried searching for answers.
And noseman–thanks for the glimmer of hope. I know that your “trusted sources” mean well and Im sure they will come through. Just had to vent