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show user profile  Error404
Just got the email that 2017 is ready to download.

I'm actually in between projects right now, so it would be a good time to install the new version, but I don't have time to mess with 2017 just yet.

Anyone used it yet? Any problems? -

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5/1/2016 6:15:45 PM (last edit: 5/1/2016 6:15:45 PM)
show user profile  Joey Parker Jr.
I wait until vray and forest pack have the 2017 updates and then install everything on main machines and render nodes. Usually by then there has been a service pack release for max.
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5/1/2016 6:33:52 PM (last edit: 5/1/2016 6:34:43 PM)
show user profile  Error404
There's already nightly builds of V-Ray for 2017 -

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5/1/2016 6:40:52 PM (last edit: 5/1/2016 6:40:52 PM)
show user profile  Joey Parker Jr.
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5/1/2016 7:09:38 PM (last edit: 5/1/2016 7:09:38 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon the nightlies.

-Marko Mandaric

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5/1/2016 7:15:48 PM (last edit: 5/1/2016 7:15:48 PM)
show user profile  Joey Parker Jr.
Yea, you insiders gotta brag.
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5/1/2016 7:56:56 PM (last edit: 5/1/2016 7:56:56 PM)
show user profile  Error404
Nobody yet? -

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5/3/2016 5:08:54 PM (last edit: 5/3/2016 5:08:54 PM)
show user profile  ijzerman
Got the same email but i cant be bothered. With every update something else breaks. The speed increase looks okay though :) But if you upgrade, im curious of your findings :)

Pushing buttons since "86
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5/4/2016 9:12:57 AM (last edit: 5/4/2016 9:12:57 AM)
show user profile  Error404
I'm on a quick 2 week job, then after that I leave for a drive to the east coast. When I return I'll probably setup 2017.

I haven't even looked at the feature list. What's the speed increase? -

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5/6/2016 2:34:38 AM (last edit: 5/6/2016 2:35:11 AM)
show user profile  FX
I'm waiting on everyone else to upgrade and the first SP to fix everything.

My observations:

Booleans are disappointing, it's the same shitty algorithms (hardly improved) with new polishing a turd, I will continue to Goz to zBrush where booleans are what they are meant to be and what they could be if Max was truly being 'developed'.

UI is quicker & slicker, (UI's are meant to be quick aren't they ? ) I do like the light scheme after changing the active button colour to white, it makes everything that's inactive less apparent, much easier on the eyes.

Speed is reflected in Unwrap too, more responsive, Icons are fucking HUGE! I don't have a 4k monitor.

Jury's out on changing icons, from what I can find there is no way to change the entire icon set at once, you have to use this process for each and every one :

..seems Max is still restricted by the same shitty user unfriendly legacy UI rules, like I'm going to do that with 200+ icons.

Handling of large numbers of small objects is much improved, UI is much more responsive when working. (about fucking time)

Orbit Point of Interest is neat.

Local Aligned Pivot is a nice addition, saves having to faff around with working all the time.

Point to Point Selection is annoying, I already know what's going to be selected.

MCG: only appeals to those with a programming approach to design...pass.

Outliner still works, so no need to endure the shitty scene explorer :)

Stupid fucking Clown button that no-one uses is still there.

ART renderer needs an 'F' adding at the beginning.

A few tweaks, nothing a talented maxscripter couldn't do in a few weeks, same old shite, most things unfinished, everyone's on AD's annual 'development to please the shareholders and line pockets' roadmap, just enough requests from Uselessvoice to allow Eddie Perlerg to bleat his generic "It's because we listen" rhetoric.

Roll on 2018. :)

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5/6/2016 1:38:18 PM (last edit: 5/6/2016 1:40:26 PM)
show user profile  Error404
thanks for the reply! -

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5/7/2016 4:27:37 AM (last edit: 5/7/2016 4:27:37 AM)
show user profile  FX
You welcome, in short, nothing ground breaking, but yes...quicker and slicker, I only faffed around with it for 10 mins or so.

Useless for me until all the plugins and scripts catch up.

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5/7/2016 9:59:42 AM (last edit: 5/7/2016 9:59:42 AM)
show user profile  soontekk
Might upgrade for once...

melting ur brainz!
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5/9/2016 3:30:15 PM (last edit: 5/9/2016 3:30:15 PM)
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