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Carrara 8.5.0.204 Beta (Update)
Posted: 22 April 2013 03:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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So has anyone spent any time playing around with the Bullet cloth in this latest version? My internet connection won’t cooperate to let me download such a big file…

I’m curious if there are any obvious improvements in either the features or maybe even the performance.

Thanks.

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Posted: 22 April 2013 06:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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Hi folks!
I’ve just got this beta, I’m going to test it asap smile
I’ve also downloaded the SDK 8.1.1.12 for Carrara.
Can anybody explain what this SDK needs to properly work?
I have noticed just a few missing folders and files.
Samples compile but dat and txt files are empty.
If there is a way to make the SDK work, please let me know.
It would help a lot to also know, what is new in this version.

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.., and may the force, be with you! wink

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Posted: 22 April 2013 07:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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JoeMamma2000 - 22 April 2013 03:31 AM

So has anyone spent any time playing around with the Bullet cloth in this latest version? My internet connection won’t cooperate to let me download such a big file…

I’m curious if there are any obvious improvements in either the features or maybe even the performance.

Thanks.

so far seems the same .

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Posted: 22 April 2013 07:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 34 ]
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DAZ_BHowell - 16 April 2013 08:07 PM

Changes since the last beta build include:

  - Support Cut/Copy/Paste for text edit boxes, including the serial number dialog.

 

Thanks for THIS one! Seems small but was one of my biggest pet peevs! cheese

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Posted: 22 April 2013 11:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 35 ]
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wendy♥catz - 21 April 2013 09:54 AM

Can we have a serial with that please?

DAZ_BHowell - 16 April 2013 08:07 PM

 

To register the Carrara 8.5 Beta you will need to use the serial code listed here: CDZCPRO-085-0031105-VVY-001-EBTQTXO (Expires: 18 May 2013)

 

 

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Posted: 23 April 2013 05:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 36 ]
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holly wetcircuit - 22 April 2013 07:59 AM
DAZ_BHowell - 16 April 2013 08:07 PM

Changes since the last beta build include:

  - Support Cut/Copy/Paste for text edit boxes, including the serial number dialog.

 

Thanks for THIS one! Seems small but was one of my biggest pet peevs! cheese

Same here.  smile

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Posted: 24 April 2013 05:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 37 ]
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I’ve tried entering the following serial number and keep getting the message that it is invalid. What’s going on?!

CDZCPRO-085-0031105-VVY-001-EBTQTXO

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Posted: 25 April 2013 03:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 38 ]
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banksyde - 24 April 2013 05:56 PM

I’ve tried entering the following serial number and keep getting the message that it is invalid. What’s going on?!

CDZCPRO-085-0031105-VVY-001-EBTQTXO

Make sure that you haven’t picked up any leading or trailing spaces when copy/pasting the number.

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Posted: 25 April 2013 04:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 39 ]
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For what it’s worth to anyone wondering about the Bullet cloth in this latest beta…

As bigh said it doesn’t seem much has changed. Unfortunately (VERY unfortunately, IMO) it STILL doesn’t work with moving collision objects. Which is very annoying. And there don’t appear to be any new controls or parameters introduced.

The only things I noticed from some real quick playing around is that the solver seems to give a different (and IMO slightly better) result. I’m guessing the bending, stretch, and/or accuracy parameters were tweaked and maybe the algorithm was also tweaked. I also think that maybe the friction values now have a more significant impact than previously, which is good. 

I also noticed something that appears a bit strange…the collision distance now defaults to 99%, and no longer appears to be in percentage of the standard scene distance. In fact I have no clue what it’s referring to now. Anyway, 99% seems to work fine.

But all of this is only from about 30 minutes of playing, so it could all be total nonsense….

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Posted: 25 April 2013 11:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 40 ]
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chohole - 25 April 2013 03:46 AM
banksyde - 24 April 2013 05:56 PM

I’ve tried entering the following serial number and keep getting the message that it is invalid. What’s going on?!

CDZCPRO-085-0031105-VVY-001-EBTQTXO

Make sure that you haven’t picked up any leading or trailing spaces when copy/pasting the number.

Thank you. That seems to have been the problem.

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Posted: 25 April 2013 12:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 41 ]
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Glad I could help.

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Posted: 30 April 2013 03:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 42 ]
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I have a few simple question some Carrara expert can quickly and easily answer - I’ve downloaded the latest 8.5 beta (204) and want to install it. I have the previous beta currently installed (along with 8.1). I am running Windows 7.

1) Do I need to uninstall the previous beta before installing the new one, or will the new beta install over top of the previous one?

2) When I install the new beta, will I lose my current content links and have to start over again?

I scanned through a few threads and didn’t see these questions answered. Sorry if I missed it.

Thanks in advance for your help!

A passing thought - It would be helpful if Daz named the installed app “Carrara 8.5” and not just “Carrara 8” to help eliminate any confusion when uninstalling or accessing it.

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Posted: 30 April 2013 04:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 43 ]
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FractalDimensia - 30 April 2013 03:12 AM

I have a few simple question some Carrara expert can quickly and easily answer - I’ve downloaded the latest 8.5 beta (204) and want to install it. I have the previous beta currently installed (along with 8.1). I am running Windows 7.

1) Do I need to uninstall the previous beta before installing the new one, or will the new beta install over top of the previous one?

2) When I install the new beta, will I lose my current content links and have to start over again?

I scanned through a few threads and didn’t see these questions answered. Sorry if I missed it.

Thanks in advance for your help!

A passing thought - It would be helpful if Daz named the installed app “Carrara 8.5” and not just “Carrara 8” to help eliminate any confusion when uninstalling or accessing it.

1) Uninstall before or during the new installation
2) Nope. Won’t lose a thing smile

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Posted: 30 April 2013 05:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 44 ]
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Dartanbeck - 30 April 2013 04:00 AM

1) Uninstall before or during the new installation
2) Nope. Won’t lose a thing smile

Thanks DB!

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Posted: 30 April 2013 08:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 45 ]
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Dartanbeck - 30 April 2013 04:00 AM

1) Uninstall before or during the new installation
2) Nope. Won’t lose a thing smile

Thanks DB!

My Pleasure! smile

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