This all started in an attempt to take the Denoiser out for a spin. I see AMD listed first, I beeline for it disregarding anything else since there’s a Radeon Pro 5600M on board. It took a few seconds longer than expected for something to happen when typing the PackageManager command, but the new-to-me dialog came up and I selected AMD. As Scott’s announcement post instructed, I restarted RhinoWIP only to get a “Rhino has unexpectedly quit” warning.
At the next opportunity, I loaded my SubD model and hit the Render button. The render screen showed no sign of the Denoiser option to check-mark. Killed the render operation and typed the PackageManager command. 15 seconds of waiting and nothing shows up. Found “Package Manager” listed under the Tools menu. Nothing comes of that either. Reboot? Yeah, that’s always the answer. I may have gotten another “Rhino has unexpectedly quit” either here or at the start of the next launch. Next launch, I definitely got the type of error that reports back to McNeel.
By the time I get back into Rhino, I load a fresh template, make a SubD sphere, start a Render and verify there’s still no Denoiser. Package Manager still not invokable through command line or menu listing.
Deactivating AMD Denoiser from the Plug-Ins list still doesn’t bring Package Manager back. The polite suggestion to use the Intel Denoiser for Macs should’ve probably been injected into the AMD listing.
Is nuking RhinoWIP the only way to restore PackageManager?
Attempted to paste diagnostic stuff from one of the error screens, but at 16,000 characters, it exceeds some kind of forum limit. They’ve been initially sent via the reporting process.
Tonight’s new WIP build 2020-08-18 got me grabbing it faster than prime loot in a Battle Royale match.
Tools > Package Manager is accessible again. Hurrah!
Being a good beta tester, I invoked a Render (ill-advised AMD Denoiser still loaded, presumably) and to no one’s surprise, the render progress window did not show any checkbox to activate the Denoiser.
Returned to Package Manager to Uninstall the AMD Denoiser.
Next, scrolled down to find the Intel Denoiser and got this on hitting the install button…
This error message popped up because version 0.3.0 of the IntelDenoiser had been published for windows, but at that point it hadn’t been published for mac.
I’m going to tune up the UI to make this less confusing. Most likely I’ll hide package versions if they aren’t compatible with the current platform and/or version of rhino that you’re browsing from.
To give some background, distributions are a subset of versions and were added to support the packaging of platform-specific and rhino-version-specific plug-ins. More information is on the devdocs site if you’re curious.