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TurboCAD 2015 New & Improved Features
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February 25, 2015, 05:52:57 AM
Looks like TurboCAD 2015 is available. Here is a poster I created for the occasion.

http://www.turbocad.com/TurboCAD/TurboCAD-Windows
« Last Edit: February 25, 2015, 05:55:25 AM by Don Cheke »

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February 25, 2015, 05:57:57 AM
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Love it Don  :)

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* February 25, 2015, 07:18:10 AM
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Very nice render Don, and thanks for the feature listing.

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* February 25, 2015, 10:04:07 AM
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Very nice work Don.

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* February 25, 2015, 01:44:01 PM
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Nice work, Don
And I see you have the caveat about Lightworks available only as a plug in. Some of us found this as a surprise.

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* February 25, 2015, 02:00:10 PM
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Very Nicely Done Don! :)

And a BIG THANKS to you and the entire beta crew for your efforts this year!  Its inspiring to work with such a class bunch.

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* February 26, 2015, 06:04:19 PM
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Looks like TurboCAD 2015 is available. Here is a poster I created for the occasion.

http://www.turbocad.com/TurboCAD/TurboCAD-Windows

Excellent Don,

One direct question...would you be able to create that excellent render without Lightworks and using Redsk only.





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February 26, 2015, 07:28:05 PM
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Looks like TurboCAD 2015 is available. Here is a poster I created for the occasion.

http://www.turbocad.com/TurboCAD/TurboCAD-Windows
Excellent Don,

One direct question...would you be able to create that excellent render without Lightworks and using Redsk only.

Hi Don,

Honest answer - maybe - with quite a bit of experimenting?

I have been doing some experimenting while writing a new tutorial (Mini Vise) and have started to come to grips with RedSDK. I think that there will be many shortcomings with RedSDK but there is still reason to think that the change might be okay in the long run - as long as the developers and programmers continue to tweak and expand.

There have been a couple beta testers (Darrel & Dean) who have been tirelessly trying to get a handle on RedSDK, spending more hours than you can imagine (many of them on the edge of insanity due to frustration). They have been sharing their discoveries with the rest of us and that has been a great help. It is with this dedication and their willingness to share that will make the difference for all users - as this info filters down through help on the forum and in upcoming tutorials. Other beta testers have been plenty helpful as well, but Darrel and Dean deserve much recognition in this.

The beta tester were furious with the removal of LightWorks, but one of the programmers graciously explained that the LightWorks model is changing (possibly to a stand-alone system like KeyShot) so the change was going to be inevitable at some point anyway. In addition to that, TurboCAD, in an effort to keep up with changes in programming, needed a new engine. RedSDK allows those advances to proceed. Change is never easy, but it is necessary. Hearing why from the programmer made the change a bit easier to swallow. But it is still change and we will have to adapt.

I usually don't give any hints about what is coming tutorial wise, but like I said a mini vise tutorial is well in the works. I have attached a couple preview images that show two versions of output that will be looked at during the tutorial.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2015, 07:30:08 PM by Don Cheke »

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March 01, 2015, 12:11:22 PM
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Thanks for the compliments and appreciation Don.  :)

I hope users will begin to understand and start to use RedSDK. Yes there are a few bugs that need to be sorted out but the following points will help to reduce problems:

1) When rendering using the Photorealistic modes reduce your TurboCAD window as this will enable you to quickly see results and tweak your settings until you are happy to create a larger image.
2) Let a RedSDK render finish as their appears to be a problem sometimes where RedSDK continues rendering in the background and TC gets sluggish.
3) Say in a render mode (not wireframe I usually stay in RedSDK hidden line) when making changes to RedSDK materials, Luminance's, Render settings etc.
4) Save your work often.
5) Some material changes can take a few seconds to update especially Architectural Walls. Wait a few seconds before jumping into a Quality Render Mode as if you don't TC can crash or render them black (no material).
« Last Edit: March 01, 2015, 12:13:06 PM by Darrel Durose »

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* March 02, 2015, 07:02:31 AM
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Looks like TurboCAD 2015 is available. Here is a poster I created for the occasion.

http://www.turbocad.com/TurboCAD/TurboCAD-Windows
Excellent Don,

One direct question...would you be able to create that excellent render without Lightworks and using Redsk only.

Hi Don,

Honest answer - maybe - with quite a bit of experimenting?

I have been doing some experimenting while writing a new tutorial (Mini Vise) and have started to come to grips with RedSDK. I think that there will be many shortcomings with RedSDK but there is still reason to think that the change might be okay in the long run - as long as the developers and programmers continue to tweak and expand.

There have been a couple beta testers (Darrel & Dean) who have been tirelessly trying to get a handle on RedSDK, spending more hours than you can imagine (many of them on the edge of insanity due to frustration). They have been sharing their discoveries with the rest of us and that has been a great help. It is with this dedication and their willingness to share that will make the difference for all users - as this info filters down through help on the forum and in upcoming tutorials. Other beta testers have been plenty helpful as well, but Darrel and Dean deserve much recognition in this.

The beta tester were furious with the removal of LightWorks, but one of the programmers graciously explained that the LightWorks model is changing (possibly to a stand-alone system like KeyShot) so the change was going to be inevitable at some point anyway. In addition to that, TurboCAD, in an effort to keep up with changes in programming, needed a new engine. RedSDK allows those advances to proceed. Change is never easy, but it is necessary. Hearing why from the programmer made the change a bit easier to swallow. But it is still change and we will have to adapt.

I usually don't give any hints about what is coming tutorial wise, but like I said a mini vise tutorial is well in the works. I have attached a couple preview images that show two versions of output that will be looked at during the tutorial.

Thanks Don, (love the Vise! )but I was only trying my best to follow in your footsteps. Your dedication and masterful craftsmanship with Turbocad has paved the way for many of us!
Attached is a simple drawing only to display the new “caustics” (light reflecting on a curved surface) using a Redsdk Global illumination render. It’s not easy! . >Still testing<. The caustics is created (generated from) the ring not from reflecting off the wood but that also be achieved. For this test the caustics was disabled on the wood. The wood is reflecting only the ring.
 :)Thanks to Torfinn for the"magic light"
Turbo 2015 64 bit platinum
« Last Edit: March 02, 2015, 07:04:07 AM by Dean »

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March 04, 2015, 11:27:54 PM
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I decided not to get the Lightwave plugin when I upgraded to TC 2015.  I haven't installed it, yet, but I am hoping that the RedSDK works better with my graphics card than does V21.

Excellent renders on the vise, BTW.


Jeff


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March 05, 2015, 04:52:34 PM
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I'm having some of the problems I read about in the notes.  I opened a file I had been working on in V21 and it would not Examine.  When the near-infinite loop ended (took the better part of 5 minutes to finish, which is nearly an eternity in computer terms), I had two different views of the same object on the screen (different rotation angles), displayed in two different methods (Quality render and something similar to a messy Hidden Line), with extra junk added on the screen.

I had to kill TC in Windows Performance Monitor.

Also, when I load one file created in V21 and try to save it, TC crashes immediately.  Will have to experiment on other files, but this is very aggravating.


Jeff
« Last Edit: March 06, 2015, 11:54:36 AM by Jeffin90620 »

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March 06, 2015, 08:47:11 PM
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Don, gorgeous work as always. This Lightworks - RedSDK thing is an unwelcome, unexpected change; having to learn newly how to use the tool I've gotten so familiar with, is frustrating. And unless I want to change CAD entirely, apparently inevitable. That being said though, comparing the two vice renderings, the RD version has softer tones, and a smoother feeling. Like in the area on the outer jaw where the threads come through, the reflection seems "richer", maybe there's an expanded greyscale? Dunno, but I see RedSDK can be made to dance.
Anyway, thanks for continuing to source upcoming generations of TCAD users like myself.
SG

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