K-Cycles

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This item has an average rating of 4 from 72 ratings by the community.

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  • RBG
    10 days ago

    The price is an annual plan I was not aware of that when I ordered the product in November 2021 (I paid 36$, I don't remember if it was a discount price). Now if I want to get the 2022 version I have to pay once again 44$ (includes 20% OFF for people who purshased 2021 version). This should have been clearly mentionned in big red characters at the beginning of the product description. I would have been aware that when I was purshasing the 2021 version, I will have to pay once again and for a higher price every futur years. Thus I would not have ordered the product and try to find another addon because I'm not sure that there is any other addon on blender market for which customers have to pay every year, this is definetely an annual plan business model.

    • Eric Klein

      5 days ago

      1. K-Cycles is not an add-on it is a custom build offering features not possible with a regular add-on. K-Cycles is the only custom build product in Blender Market. Custom build requires considerable more work to update and maintain with each blender version and platform Windows and Linux. 2. It clearly states that updates are free until the end of the year on your right where the product is selected by the price and also in the FAQ. 3. Thanks for your support.
  • Ryth Azhur
    2 months ago

    K-Cycles is integral to my workflow where I create long animations on a monthly basis. I can render beautiful Cycles frames at a high quality while gaining significant frame time savings of around 10s-20s (which is around 40% of my normal Cycles render time).

  • Stan
    3 months ago

    I have to say that this product is perfect even when it is not actually add-on. In new version 3.2 coming "ultra lighting" is game changer for my needs (now it is in beta). Regarding payment every year for upgrade, well if the K-Cycle brings me every year something useful like "ultra lighting" it is more than acceptable.

  • Todd Eaton
    3 months ago

    DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT UNLESS YOU WANT TO PAY ANNUALLY. Why doesn't the developer list this as an annual paid subscription? Because that's what it is. I've made dozens of purchases on this site and this is the first time I've ever felt morally compelled to write a negative review. So here goes... I bought K-Cycles 2021 at the end of August 2021 and the last version I'm able to download is from December 2021. I had less than 4 months before needing to pay to upgrade again. 4 months! No other addon I've purchased has done anything like this. And to mock me further the K-Cycles 2022 page says I've already purchased the product. Yes, an unsupported product named similarly but not the product. This developer is a doing some terrible, shady business practices. To put it in perspective, if you had bought the 2021 version in December 2021 you would have been able to download less than one month of updates before being hounded in email to pay to upgrade. No matter what the developer says to justify their greed it's just useless excuses. They can go pound sand.

    • Eric Klein

      3 months ago

      1. It is not exactly a subscription since the K-Cycles 2021 product does not expire, is always available and support continues. The updates do stop at the end of the year. 2. It clearly states that updates are until the end of year on your right where the product is selected by the price and also in the FAQ. 3. I do not sell the product directly it goes through Blender Market unfortunately they don't have yearly subscription setup. 4. I offer high discount towards the end of the year to compensate and switch to a new version a couple month before the end of the year. 5. Creating custom builds for Windows and Linux adding new features and regular updates for the alpha/beta/release versions with customer support. Takes a lot work compare to a regular add-on. Just look at the new performance and features added in the last few months. 6. Appreciate your previous support.
  • Fran
    3 months ago

    I bought K-Cycles 2021 and now, if i want anything newer than 3.1 alpha i have to pay the best part of $40 again? No thanks. A 20% discount for previous version buyers? No thanks, a 70-80% i would think about it. Instead i will give Turbo Tools V2 a try. At $25 on Gumroad, i think it is a better proposition . It is an addon, so no need to have separate installations, or wait for the latest version to be ported. I do appreciate the efforts of the developer, and understand we all got bills to pay, but like Sam said, i do feel cheated out of $40. The product itself is not too bad, it crashed a number of times, but so does vanilla blender. Slightly faster and better denoiser but nothing to justify an annual subscription, which is what this is.

    • Eric Klein

      3 months ago

      K-Cycles has many advanced features that are not possible with an add-on for example real-time viewport, "Post FX", the very well receive "Ultra Lighting" , "Ultra Denoiser" is faster in native C++, better Cycles performance and other features. A custom build like K-Cycles takes a lot more effort and time to update, add new features, and build multiple blender versions for various OS that an regular python add-on. At this time I am offering 25% off + 20% discount that is almost half price from the regular price which is a great value. Can also use the denoiser/render preset add-on together with K-Cycles for maximum benefit.
  • matas
    4 months ago

    This is not a regular add-on, instead, it is a custom and completely separate custom blender installation. Your previous Blender settings and your old add-ons will need to be reinstalled in the k-cycles instance.

    The performance increase was also not that noticeable and the viewport had strange artifacts during initial samples.

    • Eric Klein

      4 months ago

      The previous Blender system settings needing to be reset is rare, but it would only need to be done once. This can also happen to vanilla blender. Performance improvements could be configuration issue or hardware and scene depend. The Viewport mode is set for faster performance, but can be change easily by enabling "Extra Viewport Updates & Navigation" is slightly slower performance, but better navigation and cleaner initial samples. Installation manual has a complete troubleshooting section. I offer direct support for any issue that can happen and most cases are easily resolve and many are not K-Cycles issues.
  • BVBY
    4 months ago

    king of renderer for Blenderrrrrrrr ! hopefully mo aggressive discounts to existing users

  • benjamin phillips
    4 months ago

    I used to skip this sort of product, here in Blender Market. More fool me. Whilst, I have yet to really harness this product fully...I have noticed viewport rendering has massively improved. It was a real @#$% trying to set-up scenes and shots using native Blender, I suppose you would call it? I suspect general render times have improved too. It's hard to tell, because Blender render times have been improving incrementally over both NVIDIA studio drivers releases and Blender versions. These days, I can have a high light bounce count, 32 Max, with 1000 samples and 4k dci resolution and still render out my character animations at a frame a minute. I need to explore more of the features of this product admittedly. I must admit that I do all my compositing and FXs in Hitfilm pro, with final animation strips put together in Vegas Pro. I have given this addon 5 stars, at this stage primarily because of the viewport render speed, and the possible few seconds it shaves off overall render times. This is a serious product though, with obviously great support. I come from a music and composition background originally, so I know it takes time to learn a new 'instrument' this version, for me is a new instrument and so I know I will need to give it time to really get to know the product and so the full 5 stars without a more intimate understanding of said product. PS, maybe after reading an above review and their complaint about purchasing the upgrade - perhaps make the upgrade half price, unless it already is? Thanks. Ben www.1331.space

  • Sam
    4 months ago

    Impressed with the speed and the multitude of settings that can be adjusted. The denoiser is excellent too. It really does help get those renders out more quickly. I must say though, I am disappointed that past customers need to pay to move to the new 2022 version. I understand that this software takes a lot of upkeep by the developer, but in a climate where nearly every other main Blendermarket product offers free upgrades for life, I feel a little like I've been cheated. Especially since it isn't expressly stated on the product page (at least that I am aware of) that there is only a year worth of upgrades. In my case, and I know not everyone is in the same boat, I would have been happier paying more upfront and getting updates as long as the developer continues to work on the product, than paying for each successive upgrade.

    • Eric Klein

      4 months ago

      The product page on the right where the product item is selected states "Includes stable release, beta and the alpha Blender updates for all of 2022" In addition the FAQ states "Regular K-Cycles RTX updates for Blender stable release and alpha version through the end of 2022". K-Cycles is custom build not an addon. I believe K-Cycles is the only custom build in Blender Market. It requires a lot more work to update and developed with different builds for every blender version and platform plus the addition of new features. Their is upgrade discount for previous K-Cycles users.
  • Staffan Millqvist
    5 months ago

    It really speeds up the viewport, and also quality of renders. The effects are very nice too. Before updates were regular, but now there hasn't been an update for over a month. I really hope the project isn't dying like so many other Blender add-ons. It would be nice if it got into the main fork of Blender though. I think it has a place there.

    • Eric Klein

      4 months ago

      K-Cycles project is quite active. The new updates are up now. This update took a little longer due the heavy development of the just release new major feature "Ultra Lighting". The updates should go back to normal of every 2-4 weeks.

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