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Carrara 8.5.0.204 Beta (Update)
Posted: 15 May 2013 11:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 61 ]
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Note there is a new Serial Number in the first post. CDZCPRO-085-0001250-KRG-001-EBTPBXD (Expires: 18 June 2013)

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Posted: 15 May 2013 12:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 62 ]
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Carrara has smoothing in the modeling room. It; unlike many options, works on DAZ figures. So can I assume you are talking about some other sort of smoothing?

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Posted: 15 May 2013 12:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 63 ]
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Not the same thing, no. I made a feature request for this some time ago:

Smoothing and collision detection in DS

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Posted: 15 May 2013 12:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 64 ]
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@Spooky: OK, thanks.
@Manley: Well, I’m a complete noob in Carrara, just checking it out for interchange from DS (on a commission wink). How does the modeling room smoothing work?
@araneldon: ooohh, thank you, I’m going to add a note if I can find the feature request.

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Posted: 15 May 2013 01:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 65 ]
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ReDave - 15 May 2013 12:59 PM

@Spooky: OK, thanks.
@Manley: Well, I’m a complete noob in Carrara, just checking it out for interchange from DS (on a commission wink). How does the modeling room smoothing work?

Are you looking more for smoothing, or to eliminate poke through?

If you are looking to eliminate poke through: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXZvs716Ov8&list=PLCBC7E5F4451C04C4&index=7

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Posted: 15 May 2013 01:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 66 ]
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More like smoothing, actually. The smoothing modifier saves tremendous amounts of work for animations in DS. Nice video, though, thanks for the link!

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Posted: 15 May 2013 04:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 67 ]
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Mine starts ok, but trying to load anything from genesis causes it to freeze up and crash. At best, the smart content tab is unbelievably sluggish, to the point of being unworkable. I liked the last version a lot better, at least that one worked.blank stare

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Posted: 16 May 2013 12:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 68 ]
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WOOOP! WHOOOP!

One of my bugs - the SPOT RENDER TOOL is now listed as RESOLVED!! YAY!!!

This has been a pain, not to mention anything I drag to the browser gets saved with a white preview…

THANK YOU ALL WHO POSTED to help squash this bug!!

PROGRESS!!!! cheese

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Posted: 24 May 2013 08:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 69 ]
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DAZ_BHowell - 16 April 2013 08:07 PM

Carrara 8.5.0.204 is the latest Beta Build!

What you need to know about this build:

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10. Mimic fixes have been implemented for Gen 4 and earlier.
11. Mimic and Mimic Pro for Genesis is fixed and will be made available to those who have purchases this.
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About Mimic Pro and this build:
If you own Mimic Pro and want to start using it with Genesis, you’ll need to download a build just for Carrara 8.5. You will NOT want to use this with your 8.1 build of Carrara. It won’t work with both builds. However, if you install the new version in a different location, you can continue to have both versions on your machine. The same serial number will continue to work for both builds. The DMC files are also included in this new version of Mimic Pro and will work with Genesis.

I think I may have installed the wrong version of Mimic… Where do I find this special 8.5 version?

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Posted: 24 May 2013 08:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 70 ]
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holly wetcircuit - 24 May 2013 08:14 AM
DAZ_BHowell - 16 April 2013 08:07 PM

Carrara 8.5.0.204 is the latest Beta Build!

What you need to know about this build:

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10. Mimic fixes have been implemented for Gen 4 and earlier.
11. Mimic and Mimic Pro for Genesis is fixed and will be made available to those who have purchases this.
....

About Mimic Pro and this build:
If you own Mimic Pro and want to start using it with Genesis, you’ll need to download a build just for Carrara 8.5. You will NOT want to use this with your 8.1 build of Carrara. It won’t work with both builds. However, if you install the new version in a different location, you can continue to have both versions on your machine. The same serial number will continue to work for both builds. The DMC files are also included in this new version of Mimic Pro and will work with Genesis.

I think I may have installed the wrong version of Mimic… Where do I find this special 8.5 version?

It should be in your Product Library under Mimic Pro, but it is not.  I’ll get that fixed.

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Posted: 24 May 2013 08:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 71 ]
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I am totally confused on installing Mimic Pro.  Which one goes where?

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Posted: 24 May 2013 08:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 72 ]
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AtticAnne - 24 May 2013 08:34 AM

I am totally confused on installing Mimic Pro.  Which one goes where?

There are a total of 3 versions of Mimic Pro. Both the Carrara 8.1 and the carrara 8.5 versions have two or three installers per platform (Windows 32/64 and Mac Intel 32/64 and for Carrara 8.1 Mac PPC 32 bit) Carrara 7 is 32 bit only so has 2 installers one for Windows and one for Mac.

The Carrara 7 Mimic Installers are ps_ap207_MimicProForCA.exe and ps_ap207_MimicProForCA.zip
The Carrara 8 Mimic Installers are C8_MimicPro_2.0.7.135 plus an identifier for platform
The Carrara 8.5 Mimic Installers are C8_MimicPro_2.0.8.176 plus an identifier for platform.

I am getting the 8.5 ones renamed once they are associated with the Product Libraries, but if you have the installers already this is what they are. The Carrara 8 versions do not work with Carrara 8.5 and the Carrara 8.5 versions do not work with Carrara 8.

They are supposed to be installed to the same folder where Carrara is installed and will add files to the Extensions folder in the folder where Carrara is installed.

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Posted: 24 May 2013 09:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 73 ]
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I never did purchase any version of Mimic Pro but I have noticed that Mimic Pro for Carrara 8.5 is actually listed under the 8.5 Beta listing in my Product Library, so I’m guessing that Mimic Pro is a part of the Carrara 8.5 Beta as shown below:

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Download 83.53 MB   CarraraRenderNode_8.5.0.204_Mac32_i386.zip
Download 84.09 MB   CarraraRenderNode_8.5.0.204_Mac64.zip
Download 44.53 MB   CarraraRenderNode_8.5.0.204_Win32.exe
Download 55.26 MB   CarraraRenderNode_8.5.0.204_Win64.exe
Download 89.08 MB   Carrara_8.5.0.204_Mac32_i386.zip
Download 89.75 MB   Carrara_8.5.0.204_Mac64.zip
Download 101.75 MB   Carrara_8.5.0.204_Win32.exe
Download 113.17 MB   Carrara_8.5.0.204_Win64.exe
Download 38.89 MB   C8_MimicPro_2.0.8.176_Mac32_i386.zip
Download 38.90 MB   C8_MimicPro_2.0.8.176_Mac64.zip
Download 30.44 MB   C8_MimicPro_2.0.8.176_Win32.exe
Download 30.55 MB   C8_MimicPro_2.0.8.176_Win64.exe

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Posted: 24 May 2013 09:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 74 ]
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Thank you!!! I only panicked a little… LOL.

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Posted: 24 May 2013 10:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 75 ]
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Fixed, fixed and fixed. It is now where it belongs under Mimic Pro for Carrara. The Installers are now listed as 85 to be able to tell them apart and they are no longer with the Beta version of Carrara as a customer without Mimic Pro for Carrara does not have a serial number for it, and it is confusing as to what to download.

Thanks for pointing it out so we could get it fixed.

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