I'm having this freezing problem with Carrara in the last few months... or more specifically when I try to perform certain functions, I get a message that "an error has been encountered" and I have to quit Carrara. Sometimes I can quit... other times I have to force quit.
Here are a few of the functions which seem to cause the problem:
1. If I drag an object I've created in the past from "My Objects" the error will occur if there is a texture map which has to be relocated. I'll get the normal box which asks me to locate such and such a texture, but when I've located it and hit "OK" the error message pops up and Carrara freezes.
2. If I try to re-open a project I've done in the past through the drop-down menu, I'll often get the "error" message and freeze. But if I go to the folder where the project is, and double click it... it'll open properly.
3. If I'm working in the Vertex Modeler and try to place images in the Global Backdrop views... I get the "error" message and the freeze.
4. If I'm creating a texture and want to load a texture map... when I pick the image and click OK I get the "error" message....
It seems there's a pattern.... something to do with linking external images... but I don't know if it's a Carrara problem or a Mac problem. I don't have any problems running any other software (like Photoshop, or Illustrator). I own Daz Studio but almost never use it so can't say if it has the same issues.
I'm on an intel iMac. I'm running Carrara Pro 8.1 Build 153 (64bit). I can't say for sure when this problem began... but possibly when I upgraded to this version? Anyway, I'm hoping that someone with more technical expertise than I have might be able to help me solve the problem.