Author Topic: Kickstarter project to fund development of sketchup plugin  (Read 11538 times)

2016-11-10, 09:52:26

sunlooksgreen

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Hi,

Well.. the title says it all; given the slow (see non-existant) development of the plugin, would anyone else be interested on funding a kickstarter project? could someone from corona team tell us how much time would that represent to get comparable features set to say 1.5 for 3dsMax?

Thanks in advance

Albert

2016-11-10, 10:27:02
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Hi, funding is not the problem. We have more than enough funds to throw at the SketchUp development. We are however currently facing a serious lack of manpower. We've been in the process of trying to hire new people for the past few months, but so far with only marginal success. Right now it seems that we have few promising candidates, so hopefully the SketchUp development will continue full-speed soon.

2016-11-10, 11:13:50
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You guys should post in the developers categories of the SketchUp forums and SketchUcation forums :
http://forums.sketchup.com/c/developers
http://sketchucation.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=180
There are several talented freelance devs lurking there.

Also, are you guys part of the SketchUp Alpha program? There's a bunch of extensions developers there, and also it would be useful to you in general.
If not, PM or email me.

I'd gladly apply for the job, as I just used Corona for max for a job, and loved it. But Skatter is eating up all my dev time :)

2016-11-11, 08:43:44
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You guys should post in the developers categories of the SketchUp forums and SketchUcation forums :
http://forums.sketchup.com/c/developers
http://sketchucation.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=180
There are several talented freelance devs lurking there.

Also, are you guys part of the SketchUp Alpha program? There's a bunch of extensions developers there, and also it would be useful to you in general.
If not, PM or email me.

I'd gladly apply for the job, as I just used Corona for max for a job, and loved it. But Skatter is eating up all my dev time :)

We would be happy for you to take the job since you have done a great job for the Skatter...
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2016-11-11, 10:16:04
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You guys should post in the developers categories of the SketchUp forums and SketchUcation forums :
http://forums.sketchup.com/c/developers
http://sketchucation.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=180
There are several talented freelance devs lurking there.

Also, are you guys part of the SketchUp Alpha program? There's a bunch of extensions developers there, and also it would be useful to you in general.
If not, PM or email me.

I'd gladly apply for the job, as I just used Corona for max for a job, and loved it. But Skatter is eating up all my dev time :)

:):):):):):):):)

2017-08-13, 10:11:42
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Hey Corona Team,

Is the lack of manpower still the main driver for the lack of progress on this front? Just curious to understand, thanks!



2017-08-14, 14:03:03
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yep, we have the lowest unemployment in the history in our country, it is getting ridiculously hard to find programmers
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2017-08-14, 21:18:15
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Ryuu: 

Could you tell me do you mean you have "a few" good candidates (which sounds good), or "few" candidates (which sounds like "not many")?  You end your post on a positive note so I'm thinking it's the first.   Thanks.

2017-08-15, 09:35:11
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Yes, we did have some promising candidates, but that was almost a year ago. We already hired one guy to be a full time SketchUp developer, but unfortunately he quit after releasing one new SketchUp plugin version. As Ondra said, the current situation on the local job market is far from ideal and skilled labour is in extremely short supply. And to be honest, developing a SketchUp plugin is not the most sexy thing you can do as a skilled programmer, so I can image people wouldn't want to quit their current jobs just to do that.

2017-08-16, 10:47:57
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Do you guys need the programmer to work in your office, or can they work remotely?

2017-08-17, 18:44:25
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yep, we have the lowest unemployment in the history in our country, it is getting ridiculously hard to find programmers

https://weworkremotely.com/#intro

2017-08-18, 22:21:44
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Corona team:
People LOVE SketchUp.   And it seems to me that in the field in general it is the third most requested job skill, after Autocad and Revit.

2017-08-25, 11:58:55
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Hello, Corona plugin x skp doesn't work anymore ..it says license error? No license found..Any tips?

Thanks

2017-08-26, 22:24:22
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People involved in testing (and who fell in love with Corona) kind of hanging on every word here...   

2017-08-27, 21:42:27
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I'm usually not connected to the internet, and my Corona program would time out every 5 weeks or so.  I have about 3 weeks left.

2017-08-28, 12:58:32
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Do I have to ask for an extension? To wich mail? My login pass don't work anymore

2017-08-28, 16:56:56
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Read the blogs guys. Chaos Group is going to be involved in this plugin very soon.


2017-08-28, 17:55:26
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I have seen you are moving to bigger office. Have you found new team for Sketchup plugin development, and now you need large space?
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2017-08-28, 18:32:03
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2017-08-29, 00:38:46
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Guys corona is now part of CHAOS GROUP, red the news, surely we will have a official release soon! waiting for some official post over here =)

2017-08-29, 09:42:56
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Regarding licensing, we've had some problems with the license activation for alpha/beta programs on the new website. It should all be fixed now. If you are still having licensing problems, please contact Maru here on the forum.

Do you guys need the programmer to work in your office, or can they work remotely?

Yeah, now that we have the new shiny offices, it would be a total waste to hire guys that work remotely :) Jokes aside, we've had some bad experience with people working remotely and we prefer being able to discuss technical problems face to face using whiteboards as that leads to fastest resolution of any issues.

I have seen you are moving to bigger office. Have you found new team for Sketchup plugin development, and now you need large space?

We moved in anticipation of doubling the development team, as has been outlined in the M&A announcement. To be honest, we need to add a few new people to 3ds Max and C4D teams first. We're swamped with work already and have trouble meeting deadlines because of it. Any other projects need to wait until more people become available.

Guys corona is now part of CHAOS GROUP, red the news, surely we will have a official release soon! waiting for some official post over here =)

I'm not sure if my sarcasm detector works correctly in this case :) Well, even if we got 2-3 new guys working on the plugin today, we'll still be months away from any kind of official release.

2017-08-29, 13:01:18
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Do you guys need the programmer to work in your office, or can they work remotely?

Yeah, now that we have the new shiny offices, it would be a total waste to hire guys that work remotely :) Jokes aside, we've had some bad experience with people working remotely and we prefer being able to discuss technical problems face to face using whiteboards as that leads to fastest resolution of any issues.
Got it. Then I understand why you might have trouble finding people :)

2017-09-06, 15:53:03
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If folks have been part of the VRay for SketchUp beta team, will they get the opportunity to work on the Corona/VRay inside of SketchUp beta team?

2017-09-09, 22:03:13
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I'm really enjoying using this program.  I'm doing the same thing I always do, making the same effort, certainly that I did with Maxwell, but it looks BETTER. 

2017-09-11, 21:44:07
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I wish there were a way a Corona light material could be added to the last release.  That would keep me busy for months.  Probably not possible but just thought I'd ask.

2017-09-12, 05:56:17
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Ryuu, I'm glad the Sketchup plug-in is still on the horizon and has not been canned... thanks for all this anyway