Exactly, was talking about Blender plugin. As a matter a fact except C4D and Maybe Sketchup? exporters development is dead.
Hmm... i did not know that. Didn't we had some job listings for it? Hope someone is skilled enough to take up the challenge for less than a bag of $/month.
Which is wrong strategy imho. Nowadays ppl favour mostly workflow. What would I bother with 15% gain in render speed if I lose 50% speed in workflow.
Yep agreed that's why i said that is better to leave it a bit time to get it right. Rather than just have a node base which consumes more time than the classic way. Anyways it's not a small challenge design wise. Neither for the main app and neither for the plugins. You see / host app SDK's there are some style and integration restrictions you can't really just simply overcome. Like Arnold on c4d uses the Xpresso window which is basically the only way to get a simple integration but also has it's downsides. I'm really n favor of a separate Mat editor which features Nodes and a fast workflow outside the host app.
Also I am actively involved into workflow so it is even more annoying.
Just look where Arnold is now and why even CPU and slower than Indigo is so widely adopted compared to it. Also Redshift, both much younger.
Well it's a whole nother topic. I think the adoption for those """""Industry standard"""""" renderers are just simply the timing/release year and feature set. What i mean exactly is that right now Indigo is crazy fast ( super proud of the guys who did it ) BUT it's not very versatile in ONE SINGLE WAY and that is VFX. It can't do hair and it can't do smoke....and it's really simple as that
. Once we get those inside Indigo with the same speed you will see a rise in user and studio base. Right now i think Indigo has two big paths one is architecture viz
and another is product visualization
But not VFX it's still down the road but once it will support smoke, hair etc etc...i think it can and maybe will be bigger than those engines you mentioned above or at least on the same level as them now. From a studio stand point more and more are investing in GPU render farms in house. And if you calculate cost usage etc...maybe you are better off with a super fast OpenCL renderer and not lock yourself into only using Nvidia cards and a much expensive renderer.
Of course it's much harder to turn the big studios but time will tell. Anyways let's do a separate topic on this i'm pretty curious what people thing about this matter.
PS: Hope you get a Blendigo update soon.