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  1. Does turning off specular in the light's advanced...

    Does turning off specular in the light's advanced effects\affect surfaces rollout work? Should also add that "Light shape visible in rendering" needs to be on for this to work and clean up the...
  2. I guess the point is that software developers are...

    I guess the point is that software developers are more likely to develop the software than hardware guys who really, really don't want to deal with end users.
    And that AI will go Skynet after...
  3. It doesn't seem to end well when a software...

    It doesn't seem to end well when a software developer is bought by a hardware company. Remember Splutterfish from way back? Caustic bought them and couldn't make the dedicated hardware viable. Then...
  4. You have a GeForce GPU which does not meet the...

    You have a GeForce GPU which does not meet the requirements for the discounted $95 pro GPU license. Your machine would need a Quadro GPU like it says in the pop up to be able to use the pro license.
  5. Will there be 3ds Max version or is it Maya only...

    Will there be 3ds Max version or is it Maya only now?
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    Right, my mistake. So this has been even less...

    Right, my mistake. So this has been even less helpful than usual. Got distracted by the mention of the old 8 CPU limit and skipped over your i7 note. See this thread from 2010 to see how much of a...
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    [QUOTE=tonyl66;65684] I'm going to blame...

    I'm going to blame Autotesk and their terrible help files and forum posts which are confusing in the way they switch terminology between different releases. Not to mention my terrible memory in...
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    Short answer: In your case, each of your...

    Short answer: In your case, each of your computers needs 2 DBR licenses. You would need 12 DBR licenses but the version of MR that comes with Max is limited to 8.

    You mentioned that net render...
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    The difference is down to the way MR is licensed...

    The difference is down to the way MR is licensed between Backburner and DBR. DBR is limited to 8 CPU sockets (of however many cores per CPU) so each dual CPU machine uses 2 DBR licenses of the...
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    Did you try this fix that was posted on the...

    Did you try this fix that was posted on the Autodesk forum? We don't have 2017 so use at your own risk....
  11. I guess Max users won't have to wait long since...

    I guess Max users won't have to wait long since Nvidia posted the following
    http://images.nvidia.com/content/technologies/advanced-rendering/pdf/354915-MentalRay-FAQ-Sheet-FNL-WEB.pdf
  12. Do proxies actually show up in SP2? We didn't...

    Do proxies actually show up in SP2? We didn't even bother after the initial release and we couldn't create proxies in 2017. Trying to render old 2016 scenes with proxies crashes to the desktop.
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    There is an unofficial fix on the Area forum that...

    There is an unofficial fix on the Area forum that corrects an error in the 2017 installer. See the thread linked below. Use at your own risk...
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