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Bob La Londe  
#1 Posted : Friday, July 03, 2020 10:30:58 AM(UTC)
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I recently upgraded to VC V12 Pro from V9 Pro. Other than selling an upgrade and keeping Punch/Encore profitable what benefit was there?

For me the ONLY benefit was being able to open some V10 files that I was prevented from opening with V9. In exchange for that I lost the ability to do a pressure deform. I do not know if there are any other crippled features. After spending to much time in V12 I went back to me V9 installation for day to day work.

Were there any bugs fixed?

Where there any algorithms improved?

Where there any major new features?

Is conversion to solid still severely limited?

Is there a pending updated for V12 that will fix broken tools like the pressure deform feature?

Right now ALL I am using V12 for is opening files from one customer who has V10 (maybe its v11). All work is still being done in V9. If I had realized that it would seem like a drone update I would have simpley asked the customer to provide the files in other export formats.

P.S. The funny part is that one customer purchased VC because I use it and he wanted to be able to send me files in native format for faster & easier collaboration on his projects. You sold a new installation, and an upgrade because of me. How about some answers?

One annoyed bordering on upset customer,
Bob La Londe

Edited by user Friday, July 03, 2020 10:34:53 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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murray  
#2 Posted : Saturday, July 04, 2020 5:54:28 AM(UTC)
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Conversion to solid is limited to 3K facets, but it now has true mesh booleans, so converting manifold meshes to solid to modify them isn't necessary as the mesh can be modified. It's also possible to slice the mesh into smaller sections of less than 3K faces, that can be solidified if the specific feature you want to utilise can't be had any other way, then the modified solid segment converted back into mesh and recombined.
digitalphaser  
#3 Posted : Friday, July 10, 2020 5:03:49 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Bob La Londe Go to Quoted Post
...Right now ALL I am using V12 for is opening files from one customer who has V10 (maybe its v11). All work is still being done in V9. If I had realized that it would seem like a drone update I would have simpley asked the customer to provide the files in other export formats.

P.S. The funny part is that one customer purchased VC because I use it and he wanted to be able to send me files in native format for faster & easier collaboration on his projects...


Your customer can export the scene to earlier version. The export dialog has a drop-down menu with list of versions.

Otherwise, I agree with you. Version 12 is complete shit.
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