Poser being the death of Carrara? They aren’t even the same type of software.
There were some things that delayed Carrara 8.5, from when we wanted to release it and when we will be releasing it. I am sorry about that.
DSON importer for Poser showed us that we had to make some changes to the format, which meant we had to pretty much rewrite the DSON importer. in Carrara. We also had to get Carrara users a way to populate their smart content tab without the use of DAZ Studio. (Install Manager, which now includes the Valentina server, you don’t even have to download DAZ Studio if you don’t want to anymore. )
Then we had to give you some non-content related features, even though Carrara 8.5 was supposed to be all about Genesis and DSON.
So yes, it has been a long rough road, and those of you that have come along for the ride are definitely appreciated. Thanks. The best is yet to come.