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IMO caustics adaptivity should be off by default because it causes issues in so many scenes, until it's improved/fixed. It's something we have had to add to a "dummy list" to remember to do in every scene involving caustics, along with amending the initial lookup radius and other bits.

Gallery / Re: Apartments in Spain
« on: 2022-09-12, 17:07:02 »
Nice work

2022 here.
Corona v8? Worse than v7? And, do you see this in Max 2021, if you have any chance to test...?

I'm asking because I might move from to 2021 to 2022 and I'm eager to learn about any potential problems rather sooner than too late.

Sorry only 2022 and Corona 8/9 here.

2022 here.

You can try going to Render Setup > System > System settings and lowering the quality of the material editor previews, or switching them to the default 3ds Max ones. This will speed up preview rendering.

not to hijack someone else's thread, but we're also often using compact editor and this is ultra slow. lowering the preview quality for material editor makes 0 difference. i.e. 1.0 and 0.1 is the same slowness, just with bad quality preview.

[C4D] I need help! / Re: No licence available!? WTF!!!!
« on: 2022-08-16, 10:44:17 »
For the devs: Is there not a grace period when a license cannot be found/goes wrong? Like Adobe do?

[Max] Daily Builds / Re: CoronaPattern playground!
« on: 2022-08-15, 13:25:42 »
+1 for real world/persistent scaling. Perhaps a simple checkbox "maintain object scale" would do the trick?

[Max] Daily Builds / Re: CoronaPattern playground!
« on: 2022-08-04, 12:25:49 »
"I think for this to work as expected we would need a new "Pattern" randomization mode, like we have for Decals. :)"

+1 for this! Would make life easier for sure.

[Max] Daily Builds / Re: CoronaPattern playground!
« on: 2022-08-03, 14:58:50 »
This may have been mentioned before but we're finding that IR needs to be manually restarted all the time when making changes to materials used by coronapatternmod e.g. whatever's assigned to the pattern object or the underlying object. the changes don't visually update at all/properly until IR is restarted.

also would it be possible to somehow separate the current "tiling" so that the pattern object scale can remain fixed? I.e. have an object of a very specific size say 5cm cubed, and tile it how you want without the object itself shrinking etc.

it's SUPER SUPER impressive and useful by the way guys!!

BatchMaterialEditor script might help here.

[Max] General Discussion / Re: Corona 1.3 Benchmark
« on: 2022-06-20, 13:58:15 »
I know this has all been requested years ago but I'd really love to see an updated benchmark that has the following:

- ability to run multiple tests automatically and take an average (and best) result
- something that's at least taking 5 or 10 x longer than currently on an average machine, to allow proper time for any throttling to take real effect etc.
- something that uses multiple render elements with denoising (which stresses the CPU a lot more and helps judge temps)
- outputs the result to desktop automatically

The shutter settings are blanked out for me in the RC1 build. I can't adjust the shutter speed.
Is anyone else experiencing this? or am I missing something?

Please enable motion-blur controls first.

(Report ID=CRMAX-1397)

This is something I wondered a while back. I get the logic of not allowing the user to control shutter speed stuff unless MB is enabled, but in the scenario where you're trying to match a backplate perfectly by inputting the real values from the photo/video footage, where the shutterspeed is just as important info as aperture and lens width etc. then it would be nice to be able to use those values without actually enabling the MB visual result.

Hmm. Yes that's interesting. Who knows though - might just be cross-related issues. I wonder if 2022.0 or 2022.1 or 2022.2 is the issue itself. We increased the maxscript warning limit value thing and added 3dsmax.exe to the FTH exclusion list, but that might just be masking the issue(s) rather than fixing it.

Alex, did you manage to fix this in a more or less permanent way? We are having similar issues with max 2020 on one of our workstations even after trying the FTH thing Maru links to (connecter is used, but not pulze).

This issue for us seemed to be entirely down to that old version of Pulze, which is now fixed. Don't think we've come across it since.

Hi Alex,

Could you please shoot us a message over at so we can investigate this further? Thanks in advance :)

Sure, done.

Cheers Frood.

If I had to take a guess, it would be that the browser is being launched as admin, which blocks mapped network drives.

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