Yeah, Dart, please don’t take offense. I love you to death, and I’m not trying to be one of the voices of negativity, but saying Carrara 8 is new is just wrong. If you look back at the release dates for the last few versions of Carrara, then C9 should have been out almost a year ago.
I guess. And, no.. I wouldn’t take offense.
But I’ve been following this whole beta thing, watching them cross many boundaries that were really bizarre hurdles. So from a “Watching the Clock” (or calender, in this sense) standpoint, sure. Maybe we should be on version 9 by now. I do know that whether anyone likes it or not, the wait could not be helped. We were there. They were fixing and fixing - and then out came a new need to have a lot more compatibility between Carrara and Daz Studio - which was also still being developed to help it fit nicer into it’s new role, hence 4.5
So then they had to switch gears again and get all of the content that has already been released for Genesis - as well as Genesis itself, Plus DS and Carrara fit into this new format. And they pulled it off - considering the enormity of the task, in a really impressive time frame. I couldn’t be more proud of them!
All during this development phase, there was an entirely different war going on behind the scenes. Poser.
Poser users were upset with Daz. Daz was under the impression that SM would include support for TriAx, at first - but then they decided against it. No biggie - you just can’t use Genesis in Poser. Ummm… that sort of thinking might be sound if you ask a pile of users who are happy with having Poser and DS, but the Poser community was pretty upset.
Cliff worked (literally) night and day on this Genesis to Poser CR2 super tutorial with accompanying CR2 file. That was intense. It’s amazing how much this stirred everything. He put immense effort into making it perfect.
Daz had to do something - nobody else was going to. What would you do? You can’t just give the finger to the masses, right?
So in the middle of having Carrara on the verge - they just announced that they felt that they were putting the finishing touches on it when, all of a sudden… silence.
DSON took full precedence. It had to. I have a feeling (and this is only conjecture) that more tweak needed to be made, internally, to the whole Genesis system - and likely DUF and DSON. If you think about it, if all of this HAS to happen, It darn well better happen BEFORE they release the new software that handles it - or they’d have to run yet another beta. No. Pool the developmental resources to get everything right.
Anyways, I’m not really trying to be defensive, and if I am, it’s only because I truly commend these people for their efforts. In truth, it’s more that I can sympathize with the situation as it happened right in front of me. We were all there.
And above all, I truly don’t mean to offend anyone, especially Kodiak, Manley Stanley, or anyone else. I think Wendy already knows that I’m incapable of intentional offending or hurting the feelings of another living soul.
Thanks for that Wendy girl! (and pardon me for using your cool gif again, but I just like it!)
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