mrwip wrote: ↑Thu May 28, 2020 8:26 am
I think we’re facing here a classical “internet forums” problems. We’ve already all have this conversation previously but are still stuck in a frustrating mutual incomprehension…
I agree, there is a misunderstanding.
I see you were expecting a "staging application", on par with other products like that, such as those you mentioned: Twinmotion, Lumion, Enscape, etc.
That was not TheaStudio and is not Inspire Render right now. More on this later.
Just to put everything in the right perspective, let me just add that Lumion is priced much higher than Inspire Render and Enscape is monthly subscription too (and frankly this is where all the market is at present).
But let's stay focused on Inspire Render, I do not want at all to hide behind someone else's defects.
Altair is a company with many products and it is just natural that we want to be able to support every market at our hands. Product design is a big market for us, as it is engineering. It would not be clever to just forget those.
Architectural is a growing market for us, and we definitively want to be present too.
In fact we are, the SketchUp plugin grew considerably in features and capabilities. You are able now to do a lot more within the plugin's UI, without the need to use TheaStudio at all.
All the material creation and library, for example. It's all inside the plugin now, no need to switch back a forth an external TheaStudio.
Also the rendering is handled by the plugin directly. This was a team effort to off-load some pressure from TheaStudio/Inspire Render.
Many customers are doing just fine with that, and more is coming in the next version to be able to do even more "staging" within SketchUp.
Again, this doesn't mean Inspire Render will stay as it is, we keep working on it, we keep adding things, we keep improving it.
Of course it cannot go from zero to full staging/realtime/etc. in one step.
It's not what you though it would be? I can accept that.
It's not what you currently need? I can understand that.
Did we kill you beloved TheaStudio? No, that's not true. We're changing it. It's not there yet, it will be.