FAQ: tyFlow Beta Version


•  What is the tyFlow Beta version?

The Beta version of tyFlow is a free version of tyFlow released prior to tyFlow’s first official commercial release. It has no limitations and its purpose is to crowd-source the testing of tyFlow’s various features. The first public Beta version was released on April 1, 2019.

•  Can I use the Beta version in a commerical project?

The Beta version is free to use in both commercial and non-commercial projects. It has no limitations.

•  Can I continue to use the Beta version after the commercial version of tyFlow is released?

The Beta version has no limitations. You may continue to use it for free, forever.

•  Once the tyFlow Beta is complete, will new features be added to tyFlow? Or is development finished?

The end of the Beta does not mark the end of tyFlow development. It merely marks the end of the initial trial phase used to test tyFlow in many different production environments, with many different renderers, etc, in order to ensure its reliability and stability. Development will continue after the Beta in the same way it did before - with frequent new features and bug-fixes released on a regular basis. tyFlow is an iterative and continually evolving project which aims to bring a complete procedural workflow/simulation suite to 3ds Max. There is no planned “end” or “completion” of its development.

•  I need to download a past Beta version for compatibility with an old project, where can I find previous versions?

All previous tyFlow Beta versions can be downloaded using the following URL pattern: http://apps.tysonibele.com/tyflow/beta/Download.php?version=tyFlow_XXXXXX, where ‘XXXXXX’ is the 6-digit tyFlow version code (ex: 016100 for version 0.16100).

The old CUDA 10.2 DLLs (compatible with tyFlow BETA v0.16109 and below) can be downloaded here: http://apps.tysonibele.com/tyflow/CUDA/_old_c10/tyFlow_CUDA.zip

If you are wanting to revert due to a regression you’ve discovered in a more recent build, please also report the regression so it can be fixed in the future.

•  The Beta version I’m using is not supported by 3ds Max 20XX, can you re-compile it for 3ds Max 20XX?

Once the public Beta is over, past Beta versions will no longer be updated. Since each new release of 3ds Max usually breaks the 3ds Max SDK (requiring old plugins to be re-compiled), this means that old Beta versions may not work with new versions of 3ds Max.