Fume Fx 5.0 and Stoke dont like each other.

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morgus
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Fume Fx 5.0 and Stoke dont like each other.

Postby morgus » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:22 am

I've tested new Fume Fx 5 trial version with Stoke under 3dsmax 2018 (SP1) and after assigning fume fx sim (simple fxd with velocity channel) as velocity source, particles do not advect. Regardless of Multiplier. Also, when adding fume fx sim as distribution source, Stoke crashes with this message (attachment).

Is this not compatible...again? Stoke comes out so rarely that you can't manage to keep up with other plugins coming out faster. There was the same problem with Phoenix after 3.05, There was problem with fume 4, now seems to be problem with 5.

Or perhaps I did something wrong in setup. Or fume trial is the problem.

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eamsler
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Re: Fume Fx 5.0 and Stoke dont like each other.

Postby eamsler » Tue May 01, 2018 9:37 am

We're expecting that we would just need to link against a newer version of FumeFXIO.dll so we can attack that as we add Max 2019 support. I hear you on the slow update cadence too and have bubbled up the frustrations internally.
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morgus
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Re: Fume Fx 5.0 and Stoke dont like each other.

Postby morgus » Wed May 02, 2018 3:13 am

Such reality is easily predictable, just like in my singular example: People forced by next projects requirements begin to switch to other software - even if they liked and invested time into learning Stoke. It's buying and learning Thinking Particles 6 (new field tools) in my case, Houdini in other folks' cases. If no change occurs, Stoke will fade out. I am sure it's market dynamics much stronger than our voices. Forum activity is the best non-formal profit'o'meter.

But anyways - We're still waiting for magic and sudden flow of updates :)

HannesKr

Re: Fume Fx 5.0 and Stoke dont like each other.

Postby HannesKr » Wed May 23, 2018 2:00 pm

Any update on this? We really need those plugins to be compatible otherwise there is no way for us to update to fumefx5 which would be a bit unfortunate.
We would need it for max2016 but are planning to look into max 2019 asap. Unfortunately Thinkbox is one of the only companies to not have released max 2019 versions of their plugins

TP6 fields are great but then again the VDBs you can write out with it are not compatible with some of the other plugins. So you're again stuck with figuring out how to make those plugins talk to each other instead of focusing on the actual work

Evan Spearman
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Re: Fume Fx 5.0 and Stoke dont like each other.

Postby Evan Spearman » Wed May 23, 2018 2:07 pm

FumeFX 5 support will come out for 3ds Max 2015 through 2019 when we release the update the that includes 3ds Max 2019 support. I don't have a firm ETA at this point unfortunately.
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HannesKr

Re: Fume Fx 5.0 and Stoke dont like each other.

Postby HannesKr » Wed May 23, 2018 2:34 pm

Not the answer I would have liked to hear but thanks for the fast reply!


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