Thanks for the info. The new Asia library happens to be one of the most interesting for me, so I'm a bit disappointed that Xfrog5-C4D cannot open its hierarchies. Is it your intent to continue producing new libraries using 3.5, or will new libraries from now on be implemented using Xfrog5-Maya?
I understand the compatibility picture for existing libraries, but am trying to understand what the situation will be for future content -- I'm less interested in importing .c4d versions, so if future libraries will be done using Xfrog5-Maya and Xfrog5-C4D won't be able to load their hierarchies, I'd consider that a significant limitation.
Also, can you provide some detail as to how the surfacing for existing library plants (excluding Landscaping & Asia) import when Xfrog5-C4D opens their .xfr hierarchies? MAXON added a fast new SSS shader in R13, and I'm wondering how difficult it would be to change the leaf materials to incorporate the R13 SSs shader? I also use MaxwellRender for many renders, so better understanding how .xfr-imported plants are surfaced will also let me judge how much effort will be needed to prepare them for rendering using Maxwell.
I'm evaluating for a foliage solution ASAP, so if Xfrog5-C4D meets my requirements, I'm definitely hoping to take advantage of the 30% discount offer.
--- "Stewart McSherry" wrote: > > Hello John > > Xfrog 5 for Maya, and Xfrog 5 for C4D, do not produce shareable hierarchies.
Instead what we are doing is integrating as far as we can inside each software.
Xfrog 5 for Maya allows local editing of components, as if you had a non-procedural model, but it stays procedural during the editing. As for your question regarding collections, all libraries are made in Xfrog 3.5 and saved as .xfr files, so they can be opened in Xfrog 3.5, Xfrog 5 for c4d and Xfrog 5 for Maya. (With the exception of Landscaping, which uses extensive postwork to do complex trimming, and Asia, which is built with Xfrog 5 for Maya)
> > As a Xfrog 5 for C4D user, you have access to 29 libraries of .xfr files, and all 31 libraries have .c4d mesh so you can drag and drop them into c4d without any Xfrog software or any import plugin. > > I hope you can think about purchasing plants or software while we have our 30%
Discount Sale running (for 15 more days)
> > Thanks for the questions, > > Stewart McSherry > Xfrog Inc. > 20202 Pacific Coast Hwy # 11
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> Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2011 11:01 Am > Subject: [xfrog] Re: Xfrog 5.02 Update for C4D Users > > > > > > Stewart, > > Can you give us some idea of what features Xfrog5-Maya offers, but which have yet to be implemented in Xfrog5-C4D? Will all general Xfrog5-Maya features eventually be added to Xfrog5-C4D in time, or will Xfrog5-C4D owners have to upgrade to reach equivalent functionality? Finally, for plant sets like the new Asia set, created in Xfrog5-Maya, can their hierarchies also be loaded and edited in Xfrog5-C4D just as in Maya?
> > I'm really impressed with Xfrog5-C4D so far, but wanted to be sure that new collections done using Xfrog5-Maya can also be edited in Xfrog5-C4D in the same way -- otherwise, that's likely a deal-breaker for me. I'm extremely interested in the new Asia collection, as well, but only if I can get in there and edit the hierarchies and make my own variations. > > Thanks for any info you can provide!
> > -John W. > > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org
, "Stewart McSherry" wrote: > > > > We have released Xfrog 5.02 for C4D, a free update for Xfrog 5.0
Customers, on our website now. > > > > It contains bug fixes and Import XFR hierarchy support for Win and Mac > > > > Best Regards, > > > > Stewart McSherry > > Xfrog Inc. > > 20202 Pacific Coast Hwy # 11
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