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Posted: 12 February 2013 07:39 AM   [ Ignore ]
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On that announcement that will cure all of carrara’s woes.

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Posted: 12 February 2013 07:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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like the Bridesmaids who did not conserve the oil in their lamps!

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Posted: 12 February 2013 07:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Posted: 12 February 2013 07:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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wendy♥catz - 12 February 2013 07:49 AM

like the Bridesmaids who did not conserve the oil in their lamps!

LOL cool smile

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Posted: 14 February 2013 08:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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For the life of me I don’t know why DAZ isn’t motivated to do anything with carrara or keep users in the loop hmmm

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Posted: 14 February 2013 08:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Maybe DAZ could show Carrara users some love for Valentine’s Day and tell us something.

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Posted: 14 February 2013 08:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Sure makes time go slowly if you sit and watch the forum page every day.
When you’re busy working, time travels at a much faster pace… or so it seems.
From a practical standpoint, nobody’s really been waiting that long. After all, Carrara 8 is still fairly recent.
Just sayin’

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Posted: 14 February 2013 09:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Dartanbeck - 14 February 2013 08:48 AM

Sure makes time go slowly if you sit and watch the forum page every day.
When you’re busy working, time travels at a much faster pace… or so it seems.
From a practical standpoint, nobody’s really been waiting that long. After all, Carrara 8 is still fairly recent.
Just sayin’

post some thing new will ya .

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Posted: 14 February 2013 01:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Stan needs a Rosie to cheer him up like Dart.
Happy Valentines Day ManStan
hope you find your virtual maiden in polygonal clothing that renders you love and dynamics soooooooon!

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Posted: 14 February 2013 01:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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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.

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Posted: 14 February 2013 07:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Kodiak3D - 14 February 2013 08:40 AM

Maybe DAZ could show Carrara users some love for Valentine’s Day and tell us something.

Or maybe they won’t. :-(

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Posted: 15 February 2013 09:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Kodiak3D - 14 February 2013 01:41 PM

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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Posted: 15 February 2013 09:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Man, when they fix the avatar/sig image capabilities, can I use this, Wendy?

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By then I’ll be Howling with the Dogwaffle Pro Project!!!
I could paint in the background!

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Posted: 15 February 2013 09:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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lol, sure but prob too big!

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Posted: 15 February 2013 10:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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wendy♥catz - 15 February 2013 09:56 PM

lol, sure but prob too big!

I’ll Waffle and Howl it into shape!
Man, that is one awesome little animation. I just can’t get over how cool it is. It’s right up there with Cliff Bowman’s awesome little marionette doll avatar he had. Remember that little cutie?
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Geeze Wendy. Check out that lighting and shadow. It’s just right!
sorry for carrying on about it so

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Posted: 15 February 2013 10:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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There’s never been a x.5 release of Carrara, ever. I would not be surprised if C9 is what we get, despite all evidence to the contrary.

Seems like every other version of Carrara has been problematic/ambitious…. Leaving a lot of hanging bugs that get fixed in the next release:

1.0 was a disaster, fixed more than a year later in 1.1 under another company…
4.0 was again a disaster, finally fixed in 5.
6 was another ambitious leap, leaving tons of bugs fixed in 7
8 was again ambitious going to 64bit - remember all the times Carrara 8 beta made Mondrian art? If it get’s fixed in 9 or 8.5… whatever they call it. *shrug*

Yes, it’s overdue, but there was a huge recession, and this Genesis thing…. Some really major bugs still remain that will prevent C from being complete - like the hair attraction to backside polys, you’ll never animate dynamic hair and cloth at the same time… it won’t work. period. Fenric says his timeline plugins are borked in 8.5…. There were hints that ERC would be built in for the next version…. Whatever happened to that poll we voted for a handful of likely features? I remember one of the “choices” was compatibility with the next gen figure from DAZ… I made fun of it because there was no way we were getting Carrara without compatibility to the next figure - who was right? Me me me. LOL!

Let’s hope we get things moving forward again by the end of the month. This wait is sooooo annoying.

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