Fabric Engine 2 is available!

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Re: Fabric Engine 2 is available!

Post by FabricPaul » 01 Oct 2015, 12:41

Licensing is just on execution of Fabric itself on a particular machine, so you can run as many instances on a single license as you like.

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Re: Fabric Engine 2 is available!

Post by Hirazi Blue » 01 Oct 2015, 12:42

Good to know. Thanks! ;)
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Post by xsi_fanatic » 01 Oct 2015, 13:41

This makes me horny. Is that normal ?

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Post by MauricioPC » 01 Oct 2015, 17:23

xsi_fanatic wrote:This makes me horny. Is that normal ?
Not really! Excited would work better. :-j

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Re: Fabric Engine 2 is available!

Post by cmallard » 01 Oct 2015, 17:43

I have trouble running Fabric Standalone, maybe you had the same and could help me. I have Windows 8.1 64 bits and I have vcredist_x64 installed. When I run prompt.bat and type canvas, it loads the extensions and crashes. The console says LLVM ERROR: IO failure on output stream.

I don't know what happens, I tried to run canvas different ways and to set environment variables manually but it always crashes. It must be something very simple that I missed. A long time ago I was able to run Fabric 1, before I formatted my computer.

Another warning the console tells when trying to run canvas is it can't find a directory called C:\FabricEngine-2.0.0-Windows-x86_64\Tests\Exts Do you have this directory ? I only have Exts at the root of Fabric, maybe the zip file didn't download or unzip properly. I posted a question on Fabric website, but maybe someone here had the same problem until they did something simple.

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Post by forton » 01 Oct 2015, 18:47

If you get the chance try to install the license, at my computer it crashed when the license was not installed.

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Post by Hirazi Blue » 01 Oct 2015, 19:15

And for more general topics don't forget our own dedicated Fabric Engine subforum
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Re: Fabric Engine 2 is available!

Post by Bullit » 02 Oct 2015, 10:49

I am getting rusty that i might i have asked this. before but is it possible to make compounds?

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Post by Hirazi Blue » 02 Oct 2015, 11:22

Sure you can, i believe Fabric calls them Subgraphs :-\
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Re: Fabric Engine 2 is available!

Post by Bullit » 06 Oct 2015, 23:17

Thanks HB.

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Re: Fabric Engine 2 is available!

Post by McNistor » 24 Oct 2015, 12:52

Pretty sure Fabric will be bought out by Autodesk or other big player at some point not too distant in the future. Not trying to rain on anyone's parade, I genuinely believe it will happen. Any great piece of tech created by a small group will attract the sharks and unless those creators are some religious nutties (like those from 3dcoat) they will sell it to profit from their work - it makes sense, anyone with half a brain would do it.
The society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools.
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Re: Fabric Engine 2 is available!

Post by Pooby » 24 Oct 2015, 13:15

fortunately, the Fabric team have whole brains.

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Post by McNistor » 24 Oct 2015, 13:29

Sure they do.
Just like Mudbox creators and countless others did. It is actually the very fact that they do have hole brains the reason for which they will do this, but I'm sure you know what "having half a brain" figure of speach refers to (i.e. having at least half a brain). :)

Just curious, are you knee jerking because you've invested emotionally and financially in this and would hate to have another let down or do you know something for sure?
Sharing that piece of info might prove a lot more useful than a quick reply sprinkled with a little sarcasm. ;)
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Re: Fabric Engine 2 is available!

Post by Mathaeus » 24 Oct 2015, 17:00

McNistor wrote:Pretty sure Fabric will be bought out by Autodesk or other big player at some point not too distant in the future. Not trying to rain on anyone's parade, I genuinely believe it will happen. Any great piece of tech created by a small group will attract the sharks and unless those creators are some religious nutties (like those from 3dcoat) they will sell it to profit from their work - it makes sense, anyone with half a brain would do it.
With unevitable 'I hate to say that', having something like Fabric, integrated into Maya, sounds like great idea. Even in case it won't be updated anymore, because sucess of such system probably depends more on usage, not that much on radical updates.
For now, let's say there are three, DCC app related visual programming systems that worth: Softimage ICE, Fabric and Houdini VEX. Two belongs to apps with really small user bases, one is EOL-ed. Not shiny...
Rest of story belongs to emotions. Usually, emotional state of small community is not shared by big, and influent one.
But first of all, better to do not speculate in advance. Let's wait and see.

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Re: Fabric Engine 2 is available!

Post by Pooby » 24 Oct 2015, 17:12

I have been in frequent communication with the team for years, have met them in person on occasion and have reason to believe they wouldn't sell out to Autodesk.

Having said that, Nothing is guaranteed in life. I'd still invest in Fabric, even if I knew it would be bought out by AD. It's a good product that works right now and its benefits would still outweigh the annoyance of having to deal with AD.
After all, I don't regret for one moment my investment in ICE and would do it all again even knowing then what I know now. In fact, especially so, because the gain I have from learning ICE far outweigh the negative of Ad stopping the development of Softimage.

My way of looking at this works fine for the situation I find myself in. I don't expect others to have to feel the same.