I am a bit disappointed to read this. First, click bait wasn’t intended, I 100% support you voicing your opinion, but I truly believe its not a fair call in this case. Click bait would imply intentional deception on my part. I’d like to offer my side of the story here, and why I believe labeling the title click bait is a bit harsh
First, Crowdrender does speed up cycles rendering, and second, V0.4.1 has been released. I don’t see anything misleading about that title as it is merely stating what is true as far as my experience goes. When I wrote that title I 100% believed it to be true because I tested the release myself and saw a real speedup. My fault for not specifically putting that in the article though, but that is an easy fix, and I will update the article to state the speed increase.
I also admit, however, Crowdrender doesn’t work brilliantly for everyone out of the box. We do get a lot of support requests asking for help getting the addon to work. If this was your experience, and it seems to be, then I understand how you might feel the title didn’t live up to its promise. If that’s true, I’d genuinely like to know why, and I’d like to have the chance to do something about it.
And I have made an attempt at this already. I have replied to your comments on our forum with a question about why you think tile splitting is a hassle. I am genuinely wanting to help you get the most from the addon, and, I’d love it if you’d consider continuing the conversation, either here on our forum, I defer to your preference.
Lastly I admit to being a little upset about the click bait accusation, not going to hide that. What gets my goat is being accused of deceptive practices, cause that is not me. Please believe me, I don’t want to create confusion or mislead people. However, once a comment like this gets made, its hard to remove the stigma associated it, and trying to do so takes away energy I have for development, because I feel I have no choice but to spend it defending myself. I just want you to imagine being in my shoes for a second and having a similar accusation made against you. I can testify to the fact that it is not a pleasant feeling.
I want to defend myself with care too, not to react harshly or rashly, but with reason. I think I may understand something of why you made that comment, especially given you’re experiencing troubles which cause you to doubt Crowdrender speeds up rendering.
When all is said and done, I still want to help, if you are still interested in using Crowdrender, albeit with frame splitting rather than tile splitting, I am very grateful and happy that you do. I’d like to talk and learn more about your particular requirements too, this helps me make the right choices when designing such a feature.
And I do want to design such a feature, others have asked for frame splitting, so it would be silly of me to deny it or put it off any longer. I am planning on creating a prototype build of a frame splitting mode which I’d be happy to share with you once its working.
wishing you all the best