I, like so many others, have been tempted by the new price drop. But, while playing with the trial version I’ve have encountered a few oddities, and I don’t know if they’re bugs, or if I’ve tripped an option somewhere that’s caused them to happen. I also have a couple of other questions. Huge thanks to anyone that can help!
Every now and then I hit Q and do an area render, and I can’t adjust the slider at the side of the window to change the quality. I can’t find any way, other than resetting the program to get it back. Also, shortly after that happened, hitting Q didn’t do anything at all! Every other key seemed to work fine, but Q did nothing until I reset. I have a Geforce FX card, which seems to be fairly standard for the program, since pretty much everything else works fine, so I’m doubtful it’s a problem with it. Anyway, it doesn’t happen often.
I’ve had a few crashes, but I’ve had crashes in every program other than Rhino, so I can forgive the program for that About this though- is it true that patches (or upgrades to later, less buggy versions) is free for Foundation users? I’m assuming it is, but… there’s obviously that whole ‘misinformation’ thing going on, so I thought to ask.
People have mentioned that Mental Ray is a slow renderer. It seems to be slow, until I tweak it a bit, and then it seems okay. I’m not planning on doing huge rendering jobs, so either way it’s not a dealbreaker. What are your thoughts on it? Is it a great rendering solution, or a bit sub-par compared to others in a similar pricerange?