I’m glad you think that way ,.
IMO ,. taking time to make something well, usually works better than making things quickly.
although, it obviously takes longer.
As It’s not my company, or product, and I know as much about the current state of development as anyone else,.. I can’t,.. and wouldn’t make any claims about how well an unreleased product will perform,.. when it’s eventually released.
The point I was making was that it’s better to spend time and effort in developing a product,...
than quickly releasing it due to a marketing deadline. or customer pressure.
Nothing is ever completely flawless. and all computer programs have flaws and errors.
I expect we’ll find bug’s or issues in carrara 8.5 when it’s released too.
The fact that one OS manufacturer changed the way that their OS would work with existing software, and hardware,.. . produced many problems for many software developers,.
It’s not an issue that’s endemic to Carrara, or was caused by Daz3D or Carrara developers.
Getting Carrara working on again under that new OS, is still a work in progress, ...as far as I know. (I don’t use that platform)
I don’t think there will be many big surprises with 8.5,. since we;re able to see it as it’s being developed, and it’s a slow development process,..
The NEW things,. like the light icons, and Camera icons, and the changes to the Parameters section of the UI are no longer “new”
since we’ve been using them for a while, .. but there are some changes , like the mew Multi-layer shader, and “Multi-layer element” shaders which give you the ability to layer images with different blending modes,. I think that’s something that will be a “slow burner” and may take people some time to really see the potential for creating animated SFX, or adding make up, without needing to make new image in an image editor.
Autofit in Carrara is a massive advantage if you have a load of content from the previous generations of figures like V3,M3 / V4, M4 etc..
and you also have the clone shapes for those (Iconic shapes for genesis) which allows Autofit to shape those clothes to fit genesis.
So,. there are many new features,. many bug fixes,. and many new options in Carrara 8.5, but most of them won’t be a big surprise.
As for street cred,...
I’ll print that out and show it to my daughter,.. (she knows I have no street cred)