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I notice there are now Python 3 daily builds to download.

Are these now the recommended builds to use? It seems that they break VRay 5, so that's why I ask.
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I would stick with python 2 unless there is some external library that you need that only works with python 3.
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A lot of 3rd party stuff still has to catch up to python3. I've always been amongst those to give SESI s**t about getting PY3 out, but actually they are quite far ahead. A lot of other VFX softwares are only starting to convert. I would guess it takes at least another year for everything to go smoothly.
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Thanks for the info - I'll stick with the old for now and wait for the 3rd party apps to catchup.

I know C4D R23 is now a P3 build.
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I wanted to try out some 3rd party renderers and couldn't get them to work until I realized that I had accidentally downloaded a Py3 version. They appear as default option when I go to the downloadable builds and as far as I can tell I couldn't get the specific Py2 version anymore.

So, careful!
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I wanted to try out some 3rd party renderers and couldn't get them to work until I realized that I had accidentally downloaded a Py3 version. They appear as default option when I go to the downloadable builds and as far as I can tell I couldn't get the specific Py2 version anymore.

So, careful!

I just noticed they were the default as well. I guess they're trying to increase the amount of involuntary testers users of the python 3 build.

The python 2 build is still available by deselecting python3 in the build filters on the download page.
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I would recommend you give feedback to the 3rd party vendors that have not yet provided Py3 versions of their software.

I do know Redshift v 3.0 has a Py3 version so they're on the ball at least We have switched to Py3 internally, it took a couple of weeks plus some testing but seems to be generally working and we're about to deploy it to the artists so that's the real test

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We have switched to Py3 internally,

How'd you get around the looming Tractor issue?
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Tractor is thankfully long behind me We're using Deadline, and specifically the SESI provided PDG Deadline TOP, which of course SESI support quickly if there is a problem.
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