3DSMax 2021 Converter and Shader

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  1. redapg

    redapg Registered

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    @Marcel Offermans and @Paul Jeffrey There are 2 Things that i would like to have "fixed".

    1. In the ..\Support\Tools\Plugins\Max 2021 Folder, we have 2 Subfolders, where one of them Contains Beta Files.
    But the Beta Files are from 12/2020, while the "Default" Files are from 5/2021.
    That makes no Sense at all, because Beta normally are expected to be newer.

    2. In the 3DSMax Material List some Shaders are listed 2 or more Times, like the IBL Road and IBL Curb.
    That is not useful, because i and i guess others too, always have to ask myself what the Difference is and if i select the correct one.
    As i remember it right, the listed Names are from the Content of the File and are not the File Names.
    So it is possible that 2 Shaders with the same listed Name have different Properties.

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  2. Alex Sawczuk

    Alex Sawczuk Registered Staff Member

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    The dates maybe different if you changed build branches, I don't think you can trust by the date modified as that's just the last time steam changed it often right?
    Also I think I just copied the last working files in manually, so it may well be they were modified after.
     
  3. redapg

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    I don't know the Internals of course, but i suppose that it works like this:
    The Game Files are stored on a Steam (i guess) Server and that are also the ones that Steam compares with the installed ones, when you do a File Integrety Check, for Example.
    And if a File is corrupted or was modified, it gets replaced by Steam.
    And when the Game is updated, the same Thing happens.
    So, if a File is from 12/2020, it for me means, that it was the last Time that i got it downloaded back then.
    And if it's from 05/2021, it's the same.
    So my Conclusion is: one File wasn't updated since around 12/2020 while the other one was updated around 5/2021.
    So in my Opinion, the Beta File from 12/2020 is obviously older than the Default from 5/2021.
     

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