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Posted: 25 February 2013 08:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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<sarcasm>You guys are almost as bad as the Apple people and the iPhone 6!  We all know the iPhone 5S is coming before the 6! </sarcasm>

I think this is good news!  DAZ seems to have gained a pep in their step lately!

Since I am still a little new to Carrara, what are viewport avatars? 

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Posted: 25 February 2013 08:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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It is true that it’s good to see movement. Even if it’s not everything everybody wanted, it still shows that DAZ isn’t ditching Carrara.

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Posted: 25 February 2013 08:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Curved Design - 25 February 2013 08:46 PM

<sarcasm>You guys are almost as bad as the Apple people and the iPhone 6!  We all know the iPhone 5S is coming before the 6! </sarcasm>

I think this is good news!  DAZ seems to have gained a pep in their step lately!

Since I am still a little new to Carrara, what are viewport avatars? 

Marcus


The viewport avatars would be the representative shapes of the cameras and lights and such. Stuff that you need to see in 3D space to work with, but aren’t actually rendered. As an example, I use C7.2 Pro. If I drop a shape light (ring, tube, etc.) in my scene it looks like the standard avatar for the bulb light. Makes it kind of hard to judge its orientation, size, etc. Carrara 8 or 8.5 changed that, so that a ring light looks like a ring. I don’t know what the improvements would be, except maybe the avatar for the shape light may now reflect it’s diameter or length as opposed to just it’s shape?

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Posted: 25 February 2013 09:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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It’s actually better than that. I just clicked on the ring to select it, so it doesn’t just represent the size of the shape light, it *is* the shape light…

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Posted: 25 February 2013 09:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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well I will be happy just to get a permenant serial.

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Posted: 25 February 2013 09:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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holly wetcircuit - 25 February 2013 09:22 PM

It’s actually better than that. I just clicked on the ring to select it, so it doesn’t just represent the size of the shape light, it *is* the shape light…


I gotta upgrade to 8.1 at least….

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Posted: 25 February 2013 09:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Oh dear, I thought the big announcement was going to be a

MANUAL

for carrara .....

not that it’s about time for one or anything like that

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Posted: 25 February 2013 09:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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head wax - 25 February 2013 09:36 PM

Oh dear, I thought the big announcement was going to be a

MANUAL

for carrara .....

not that it’s about time for one or anything like that

Dammit Andrew!!! you CANNOT have one of THOSE!!!
EVERYBODY AND HIS DOG! will want to use Carrara!!!

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Posted: 25 February 2013 09:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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haha smile yes we need some way to keep the wabble away

why didn’t i realise that having NO manual was all part of daz’s marketing plan…

shows you what I know about satisfying customers. wink


but seriously, this is great news that their will be an announcment about an announcement at some time in the future

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Posted: 25 February 2013 10:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Hm. It appears Scott Adams has started working at DAZ too : The more the merrier)

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Posted: 25 February 2013 10:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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bigh - 25 February 2013 07:38 PM

DO YOU really think what we posted has any affect on what they will do in 8.5 or 9 - really think !
No happy comment just a straight answers .

Yes.
Not that Waiting thread, no. But all of Man’s posts in the beta threads… yeah… I know they listened to a lot of that, and try to get done what they can. Ask Spooky. He’ll tell ya

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Posted: 25 February 2013 11:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Well I am glad for the announcements, I want to see the offical Daz one but at least it wont feel like abandonment.

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Posted: 25 February 2013 11:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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We got an announcement that we were going to get an announcement and the announcement is about a forth coming announcement.
And you are happy to play this game?

We weren’t told anything in the announcement on carraracafe that we didn’t already know. I find it highly doubtful the next announcement; which has to be made in the next 3 days {and most assuredly DAZ will make us wait those 3 days for absolutely no good reason} which isn’t going to tell us anything we don’t already know.


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Posted: 26 February 2013 03:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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a half-good news anyway. They believe in carrara so I trust them

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Posted: 26 February 2013 05:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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head wax - 25 February 2013 09:36 PM

Oh dear, I thought the big announcement was going to be a MANUAL for carrara .....not that it’s about time for one or anything like that

Bah-dum-bump! {high-hat hit}

wendy♥catz - 25 February 2013 09:39 PM

Dammit Andrew!!! you CANNOT have one of THOSE!!!
EVERYBODY AND HIS DOG! will want to use Carrara!!!

In all seriousness; this is a problem and it will negatively impact DAZ in the long run. Even hiring a couple of technical writers on a temporary contract would help a lot. Hell, ditch the document and put it online if that’s easier (personally, I love hardcopy, but I’ll take what I can get).

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