First of all, I really hoped my first post in this forum would be something positive. I'm a C4D user since R9 (hobbyist and student) and working professionally since R14. Since then, almsot every update was more or less a dissapointment. I stayed on S22 since 23 and 24 didn't offer any but plugin incompability and less speed and stability... and now R25, which I'm currently downloading to test it for myself. But after reading some stuff since yesterday I'm actually shocked how far maxon come.
I new interface? I'm fine with it, even if it as blender rip off. I still expect it to serve my needs so I don't see a problem in changing it.
But the lack of ANY other feature? Would be fine as well if the ominous new core would FINALLY deliver some real speed improvement. Each and every project I start is so much fun in the beginning and after 2 days its optimzing, splitting files and other stuff for rather simple stuff. Meanwhile my Threadripper and 2080 ti's idle and are bored AF.
I can't even say what I was expecting are hoping for... but seeing even 3dsmax getting nice new stuff (the new modeling tools looked pretty sweet) makes me wanna get SOMETHING. 😄
We are only a 2 man show so a transition to another pipeline would be quiete big deal. We probably gonna renew one more time and see what comes next year. But if there isn't something with a bang coming, we really have to consider switching to blender, houdini and UE5.
Beside the lack of new stuff to play around with it is utterly sad seeing the path maxon is choosing as a company. IMO bringin in an Adobe guy was an obvious bad idea. Everything the community feared is happening.
Edit: alright, after opening it for the first time I probably need a weekend to get all my shit back to the way I want it. 😄
designwise it looks nice... lets see how it will take to find all the stuff. The biggest feature for mee so far seems to be the tab manager. We just bought dr tab for R24 but their licensing policy seems to be utterly shitty and xstab isn't working in 23 and 24. So bringing this groundbreaking feature is a real joy to see ;D