Found a couple of serious bugs in Carrara 8.5 Pro Build 132 (64 bit) for Mac...
Haven't figured out where to properly report Carrara bugs, so I thought I'd post here.
ISSUE NUMBER ONE:
1) I can reliably make Carrara crash by doing the following:
a) Create a new empty scene.
b) Insert a figure (in my case, V5 Supermodel)
e) Insert a prop and "fit to" Genesis.
(Specific example, CatGirl Genesis whiskers or tail)
f) Carrara will crash every time.
ISSUE NUMBER TWO:
In the above example, if you save the file at any time before the crash, the file will not be readable after the crash. (A dialog appears saying "I/O error occurred while executing Open.)
a) The saved file is not readable after the crash.
b) If you try doing a "Save As" as well, the "saved as" file is not readable either.
c) If you use the OSX Finder to copy the file after it is saved, the backup is also not readable.
d) If you exit Carrara after you Save or "Save As" and before you cause a crash, the saved file will be readable.
It seems that Carrara is perhaps not fully flushing to disk when it does a save and that it keeps the files it writes open until it actually exits. Or some similar behavior.
Upon experimenting further, I've produced a variant case. If you create a new scene, insert the DAZ Genesis Catgirl tail and nothing else, then save the file, exit and attempt to re-open the scene, the file will not be readable. However, Carrara won't crash during the process.