Biomekk Enhance doesn’t seem to work with R20. I have downloaded and installed in the Plugins in prefs but no joy. will try and follow up with the developer and let you guys know whats up
I have spoken with Chris Montesano and he says that although Enhance does work with R20 and I can confirm that it does load and works, there is no support yet for the node material editor which he says is because this part of the API has not been released to devs. This is a shame but understandable. I know it will work with Cycles so all is not lost.
R20 has been a challenge, unless you are willing and able to ignore all previous C4D builds any source updates need to build for previous C4Ds too. Updating a small plugin for this is not too bad, updating X-Particles and Cycles 4D, not so easy.
We’ve spent a good chunk of our development time solving this issue, so the next build will still be under Early Access so we can let the dust settle from R20. You don’t need to subscribe for the Early Access, you just download and use it (details are on our site). The builds are fully tested and somewhere between Beta and Release, but they allow us to get updates out to users faster and in stages. We will be releasing more information soon about the next X-Particles EA update, Release build and also Cycles 4D.
As for installing, you can’t install any plugin from before R20 because R20 will not load them. This information really needs to be clearly available somewhere (maybe it is?). The R20 API has significantly changed, in MAXONs own words “substantial API changes”. So you need a completely new plugin to work in R20. It is not just a simple recompile.
Lot of useful information in this post. Thank you for continuing to take the time to post clarifications and comments in this forum. Was checking yesterday for a new EA build that might work with R20, sounds like we’ll have one soon.
Please see the main page (the first slide about R20) and our social media, the R20 build will be out soon. The EA page shows under “How to get your Early Access download” how to download, there is no subscribing involved, just changing the server you download XP from.
Unfortunately, I would consider True Symmetry to be completely dead at this point… as I was the person who would perform the mac builds for Shawn Foster (the original developer, who I don’t think has even opened c4d in years). I haven’t been asked to do a build in several years (R12 I think was the last time?).
I do believe I still have the source code, but even then I don’t know if I’d be able to revive it, as key functions were actually designed and written with the help of another developer that Shawn and I believe passed away several years ago (Whim Hoff, if anyone remembers him from the c4dcafe forum years back and knows what became of him, we’d like to know for the sake of closure).
I’ll reach out to Shawn and see what options are available.