Yes, the paint is barely dry on the Arnold 5 billboards, but we have rolled it out to our two newest Cinema 4D and Maya builds already. C4DtoA (in our C4D R18 instances) and MtoA (in our Maya 2017 instances) are both 2.0.0.
Important things to note:
- Arnold 5 is incompatible with previous builds. Scene files must be updated to use Arnold 5 if you are going to submit them to the render app versions that are running this version of Arnold.
- We can’t have both versions of Arnold deployed, so this is why we split Arnold versions between render app versions.
- The farm will be in a bit of versioning flux through the remainder of the day as nodes shutdown and get the update.
We appreciate your patience and understanding during the upgrade process. We’re doing what we can to make this transition smooth, but the inherent backwards incompatibilities make complete smoothness impossible. We have to jump in at some point, so we’re doing so now.