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Posted: 15 February 2013 11:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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At least the last few builds of the beta give us an excellent 3d authoring suite.
I’m lovin’ it

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Posted: 16 February 2013 08:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Dartanbeck where do you get these positive happy pills?

I’ve been saying for quite some time due to the cost of such a protracted developmental cycle DAZ would have to go to C9 to charge full price for the carrara update.

I expect this fabled announcement to be DAZ is going to C9, DAZ has sold carrara, DAZ has abandoned carrara, or DAZ is working with some other app company on a bridge to their app that will be quite reasonably priced; and have little to do with how carrara works.

Now I could make some observational speculations, but we know that is a no no on the DAZ forum. Thing is we are left with nothing but speculations as to what is going on, certainly no one at DAZ is going to keep us in the loop, after all we are just customers and count as little more then the money in our wallets/purses.

I mean there certainly is no reason to keep us informed.

I’m alpha testing a shooter MMO, I’m trying to add my many years of game play experience to the development of the game. I have been telling people right alnog what we have in the alpha is all there will be at release; in 2 months. People of coarse argued with me, telling me I didn’t know, more would be added before release, ect. Thursday a dev confirmed there will be no more then rewards/cosmetics added for release.

My assumptions tend to only be assumptions till they are verified.

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Posted: 16 February 2013 08:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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ManStan - 16 February 2013 08:09 AM

I expect this fabled announcement to be DAZ is going to C9, DAZ has sold carrara, DAZ has abandoned carrara, or DAZ is working with some other app company on a bridge to their app that will be quite reasonably priced; and have little to do with how carrara works.

I’ve always agreed with you on those points. They are all the most likely scenarios.

ManStan - 16 February 2013 08:09 AM

Dartanbeck where do you get these positive happy pills?

It might be best not to ask…just try to surf on his wake… smile

 

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Posted: 16 February 2013 10:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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I think the first and last ones are most likely. Going to C9 being the least surprising. wink

I honestly don’t think DAZ would abandon carrara. possibly release C9 and mothball it for a bit.

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Posted: 16 February 2013 11:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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What would I have to do to get DAZ to just get the Carrara team to make a DAZ content plugin for Blender?

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Posted: 16 February 2013 01:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Kodiak3D - 16 February 2013 11:51 AM

What would I have to do to get DAZ to just get the Carrara team to make a DAZ content plugin for Blender?

No Offending connotations there! WTF!!!?
Go use Blender! lol
But I guess if it worked nearly… even half as good as Carrara, you’d use that. Too Bad, So Sad.

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Awe, Man! You got me!
You were just trying to get a rise out of me, weren’t you? Argh! I lost… this time! shut eye

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Posted: 16 February 2013 01:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Dartanbeck - 16 February 2013 01:20 PM

No Offending connotations there! WTF!!!?
Go use Blender! lol
But I guess if it worked nearly… even half as good as Carrara, you’d use that. Too Bad, So Sad.

Blender seems extensive. Free is a nice price. But honestly, I don’t want to learn an entirely new app and all its quirks.

I’m already doing that with LightWave—right now, I’m extremely happy with Carrara (all things considered) and am enjoying LightWave too. It’s a kick importing/exporting between them.

I’m fully prepared to give Daz 12 more days for the mysterious “February Announcement.”

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Posted: 16 February 2013 02:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Dartanbeck - 16 February 2013 01:20 PM
Kodiak3D - 16 February 2013 11:51 AM

What would I have to do to get DAZ to just get the Carrara team to make a DAZ content plugin for Blender?

No Offending connotations there! WTF!!!?
Go use Blender! lol
But I guess if it worked nearly… even half as good as Carrara, you’d use that. Too Bad, So Sad.

Edit:
Awe, Man! You got me!
You were just trying to get a rise out of me, weren’t you? Argh! I lost… this time! shut eye

Excuse me??  You’re saying Blender does not work even half as good as Carrara?
You know, I don’t see the kind of complaining about Blender that there is here,
and I figure there’s a reason.

Please don’t go overboard!

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Posted: 16 February 2013 02:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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tyler zambori - 16 February 2013 02:03 PM

Excuse me??  You’re saying Blender does not work even half as good as Carrara?
You know, I don’t see the kind of complaining about Blender that there is here,
and I figure there’s a reason.

Please don’t go overboard!

Apologies.
And it does look like that’s what I’m saying, but anyone who knows me better knows that I really don’t feel that way at all.
I’m just saying that if Blender is your choice, why did you spend another $$$xxx on Carrara - just to wish it was Blender.

No, I know many people who use and love Blender, and the community driviing it is nothing short of incredible - from the newb to the pros… that’s a great following.

One of the things that I notice all the time, in regards to your comment of Carrara complaints, is that there are very few people complaining about Carrara. Very few. Count ‘em. One, two… okay, two.  cheese

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Posted: 16 February 2013 02:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Before we go off on another identical thread with no new information…

Does anyone have a WORKING link to the 2 magazine projects:

CARRARA3DExpo (link is dead)

or the older one that was hosted at Polyloops 3Dxtract (also dead)
http://www.niceguy.com/3dxtract.cfm

While we idle in the dolldrums of going nowhere we are quickly losing the EXISTING KNOWLEDGE we use to have…

Anyone have current links (or the downloaded issues)?

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Posted: 16 February 2013 02:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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holly wetcircuit - 16 February 2013 02:30 PM

Before we go off on another identical thread with no new information…

Does anyone have a WORKING link to the 2 magazine projects:

CARRARA3DExpo (link is dead)

or the older one that was hosted at Polyloops 3Dxtract (also dead)
http://www.niceguy.com/3dxtract.cfm

While we idle in the dolldrums of going nowhere we are quickly losing the EXISTING KNOWLEDGE we use to have…

Anyone have current links (or the downloaded issues)?


Looks like there are PDFs for C3DE here:
http://www.sharecg.com/pf/full_uploads.php?pf_user_name=Jetbird_D2

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Posted: 16 February 2013 02:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Best I could find is Jetbird’s Downloads Page at Share CG where they’re available for download - otherwise, the rest of their avenues appear, as you say, down blank stare

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Posted: 16 February 2013 02:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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holly wetcircuit - 16 February 2013 02:30 PM

Before we go off on another identical thread with no new information…

Sorry, I stand down.

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Posted: 16 February 2013 02:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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wow,

I’m surprise there are such nice magazines for a “dying” product.

My current only wish,  would be a fully integrated - OCTANE for Carrara.  { or some definite news to a release date }

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Posted: 16 February 2013 03:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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The poll on Cafe where they pretended to ask our opinion on Carrara9 features was DELETED. blank stare
http://forumarchive.daz3d.com/viewtopic.php?t=162493 <—thread discussing it where we were constantly admonished not to discuss it here, but at Cafe since that was supposedly “community driven” and not owned by DAZ long face

The only OTHER time I have ever read a generic “Stay Tuned for an exciting announcement in a few weeks!!” was from a 3D “city builder tool” company that went bankrupt and closed house shortly after slashing the price on their main software…. The announcement was apparently a stall tactic (or well meaning gesture to inform users that they would be making some sort of financial-based decision).... By the time the announcement was made the company was already rumored to be in Chapter11…. There was no follow up announcement.

*IF* there is currently a beta team, then they know if anyone is home or not…. They are prevented by DAZ’s NDA from even admitting if they are in the beta, but I’m sure you can guess some of their names…. I can only think of one offhand who is still posting here.

Attempting to scrounge around for scraps of information (even old information) is depressing. I’ll keep my little tutorial site up, and continue to try to archive as many Carrara links as possible, but the 2 forums - here and at Cafe, are both owned by DAZ…. Whatever happens, Carrara is in a tight bottleneck. I’m not going to bother speculating about what will happen. Certainly NOTHING is happening right now…. There is no Carrara development team on payroll right now. We have no Carrara manager that I know of….

The announcement in Februrary—or rather, the announcement that there will be an announcement—was generic because DAZ doesn’t KNOW what they are going to do. They are figuring out how much money and resources they can spare us. When THEY know, they will let us know what the plan is…. DAZ has always done this. They are honest even when their plans go awry…. When they are silent it’s because they don’t have any answers.

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