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show user profile  Jock
Wondering what your take on this would be.

So if youre doing some tutorials for 3D Max would you reckon it would be best to use the latest software so in this case vray 2.0 bearing in mind that not everyone will have upgraded, or do you use an earlier one like 1.5 which more people can open and use, even those on 2.0 I presume but obviously the tutorial will become outdated sooner. The idea is that the tutorial will be put onto TS so in a way you want more people to be able to use it but theres two arguments to be had i think.

I'm leaning towards updating to 2.0 before the CGArchitect deal runs out and using that but want to be a bit more sure its the right decision before i pay for it.
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2/17/2011 11:16:26 AM (last edit: 2/17/2011 11:16:26 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
Shipping tutorial files in the oldest version of the software that supports the feature(s) you're demonstrating will allow maximum use, but you want to buy the latest version yourself if you want the new features.

Sounds like you're confusing two issues in the same post.

Can't you use both ? The older one for making the tutorial & the new one for day/day use ?
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2/17/2011 11:41:46 AM (last edit: 2/17/2011 11:45:16 AM)
show user profile  Jock
I dont think so.

Basically I have Vray 1.5 sp5 and i could keep that and create the tutorials using that.

Another option is to update to 2.0 and create the tutorials using that version which is more up to date and will obviously utilise the new features.

The first option allows the tutorial to be seen and followed by a larger majority but it is behind in terms of software and therefore cant utilise any new features. It'll also age a lot quicker as more and more people upgrade.

Dont get me wrong i could still get across whats needed using 1.5 and no new features but it just seems a bit daft to be creating anew tutorial using old software other than the obvious fact that more people can potnentially follow it 'for now'
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2/17/2011 11:50:02 AM (last edit: 2/17/2011 11:50:02 AM)
show user profile  Jock
I dont think both is an option as i beleive when i looked into it, when you upgrade, it wipes 1.5 off and replaces it with 2.0.

Had it not it makign two versions may have been the best option and people have the option to follow which version suits them.
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2/17/2011 11:53:02 AM (last edit: 2/17/2011 11:53:02 AM)
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