May 11, 2012, 12:06:55 am
Are you trying to tell me that each one of the purchases you made came with some great leap forward? If so, I commend you on your ability to be easily impressed. The whole point of the original posting was to point out that all these pricing shenanigans.
Yes. A summary:Purchase 1
Lumion 1.0: Holy crap I don't have to wait overnight to render one image? Holy crap, you mean I don't have to push it through photoshop to make a tree look decent? Wait a second...are you telling me this thing has cars and people, too? Just a tic....you mean if I find a bug I don't have to wait for the next major release? I can talk to the developer personally? They'll e-mail me a hot fix?Purchase 2
Lumion 2.0 through 2.1: Oh snap...particle effects (smoke, fire, dust, fountains, butterflies, really? Freaking butterflies). Wait for it...moving water, too? Did somebody say movie effects? Animations on a path? More library objects? Cloud layers? Rain? Snow? You're lying to me...I know you did not just say we can do nighttime renders. WTF? Lights? In realtime? No freaking way!Purchase 3
Lumion Pro: Oh my lord...you're now saying I can import and export projects to a network so I don't eat up gigs of valuable space on my hard drive? So now you say I can use any combination of terrain materials? Even my own? And now I can copy and paste my materials settings? Whaaaa? It even copies my custom normal maps to a new material? Get out of town.EDIT:
I forgot to mention the new output modes (depth, normal, alpha, etc..)
Hey, guess who requested a color picker for the fog? Me. Guess who got it the very next day? Me.
So maybe I am easily impressed.
I use Thea Render as an example. They put out their beta for half price, worked through the development with their users and only when they had a real package completed, came out with 2.0. When 2.0 came out, those that were with them through the difficulties, got 2.0 at half price.
Sounds eerily similar to how you were given an oppurtunity to make the upgrade at a special price.
In contrast Lumion opened with something that was barely beta and has charged for each small improvement as though it was some break through.
I don't see it...and I've never been charged for each small improvement; they have always been free with each update.