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DAZ 3D Is Pleased to Announce the Official Release of Carrara 8.5 **Update - 50% off for owners of Carrara extended**
Posted: 05 September 2013 11:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 586 ]
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Wow, really? I should really save up and try that! I forgot that they added all that stuff.
Um… Kakman… it kind of is my responsibility as a beta tester to try stuff out - and I did. I just really wish that one of us would have caught that issue while in beta. Overall though… I think 8.5 is what they wanted - to get Genesis native with Carrara. They actually gave us a bit more than that.

Wendy dear,
I totally agree with Head Wax and Kakman. You do the impos… the difficult - and you do it in such a “You” kind of way!
I love it! Big Fan!

One day I may even join you in iClone…

thing is, right now I truly wish that I could get some more Carrara time in. That’s where it might be hard adding other stuff.
Adding Dogwaffle was an amazing addition! And I sneak in time for that. If I can use Poser to make stuff for Carrara, I don’t see why I shouldn’t try that too. All in all… I doubt that anyone could ever steal me away from Carrara Pro.
Here’s part of why I like it so much

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Posted: 06 September 2013 12:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 587 ]
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fixmypcmike - 05 September 2013 07:33 PM

Staticdrifter, your 8.0 serial number will still work.

But he can’t use it - because there is no way to download the setup files for 8.0 or 8.1 at the product library.
In my Product library the files for 8.5Beta are still associated to my Carrara 8 Upgrade ...

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Posted: 06 September 2013 12:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 588 ]
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that’s weird… Kerya, I am INCREDIBLY stupid. See, I bought Carrara 8, AND carrara 8 Pro.  >_<;;;;;;;;;;  (yes i pretty much bought Carrara 8 twice, blah) and both of those are in my downloads still.  Are you saying that if i buy 8.5, my downloads for 8 and 8 pro will disappear?  And i’ll only have 8.5?

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Posted: 06 September 2013 12:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 589 ]
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Did you buy them as upgrades to an existing Carrara 7?
Because that is what I did ...
I think Daz has a tendency to forget the upgrade products ...

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I like Bryce, DazStudio, Poser and Vue ... in alphabetical order. And I would probably like Carrara too, if I could find the time to become acquainted with it. Peace?

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Posted: 06 September 2013 12:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 590 ]
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...this is why I still have a backup of the original bitrock installer.

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Posted: 06 September 2013 12:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 591 ]
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When I bought my new computer (last year) I downloaded the newest versions of the software and stupidly deleted the old installer ... and found out afterwards that I only got an expiring beta installer - which led to my deleting and never using Carrara again.

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I like Bryce, DazStudio, Poser and Vue ... in alphabetical order. And I would probably like Carrara too, if I could find the time to become acquainted with it. Peace?

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Posted: 06 September 2013 12:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 592 ]
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hah… actually… i bought, 8 upgrade, 8 standard, and 8 pro…. but i got 8 standard refunded and put it towards the pro version if i remember right?  Brain lapse. Many times over brain lapse….

sad thing is, i never even used 8 yet. I had installed it on my old computer which died half a year ago, but hadn’t started using it yet when computer died…and on the new computer took me a long time to get it all reinstalled and stuff (gah all that content and backups from up to a year ago had also backed-up the virus/trojan and were all lost, so I had to reinstall everything from the past year), but was having issues with Daz Studio, which I have been trying to hammer out…. I haven’t actually gotten back to learn 8 yet!  or try the beta, tho I did “buy” the beta. I was really looking most forward to being able to use Genesis in carrara which made me eager to try it and have been reading the manual recently.

(Erm. That is the worst run-on sentence ever.  I’m so embarrassed but too lazy to fix it)

Wish I could trade in my two versions of 8 for the 8.5…. my loss :(  Tis the year of regrettable mistakes!

Well I don’t regret everything I’ve been learning in DS the past year. I just wasn’t able to focus on Carrara yet, and now a new update with the Genesis support I was waiting for….. and its totally unaffordable even with those discounts.

Guess I had better go play with V4 in Carrara 8 pro instead.  :S

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Posted: 06 September 2013 01:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 593 ]
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I bet you would be good at Carrara hair! smile
And I was able to follow your sentence fine. smile

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Posted: 06 September 2013 01:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 594 ]
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Kerya - 06 September 2013 12:11 AM
fixmypcmike - 05 September 2013 07:33 PM

Staticdrifter, your 8.0 serial number will still work.

But he can’t use it - because there is no way to download the setup files for 8.0 or 8.1 at the product library.
In my Product library the files for 8.5Beta are still associated to my Carrara 8 Upgrade ...

Exactly, and I have tried the serials. They do not work. I tried every serial I have ever gotten for Carrara, two or three times each, entering them character by character, copying and pasting as text, . Nothing works. I have been shut out of Carrara.

Warning—social-political rant—
I have been telling people about this same sort of thing for years. When manuals started disappearing and Physical discs were replaced with online media. I’ve warned that we would face these problems.
If a company runs out of bandwidth, or cannot show profitability in online storage, or a server burns up, you name it. There are all manner of ways to loose your investment in online media.
There are already thousands of computer software titles no longer, and never again, available on Physical disc and the moment they can no longer justify keeping these programs in the ether, we lose another piece of our culture. And trust me, the use of computers and the programs provided by them has become a ‘global culture’.
We cry and scream every time someone destroys an old building, or an old tree that used to be the center of a playground. but computer files, programs? Who cares…
Well, I do. I will be able to show my grand children the games and programs that I used when their parents were babes. My son and daughter will not enjoy the same luxury.

You know, I still have PC games and Program languages that are on Physical media from back in the 20th century that I can still install, run, and make use of to this day, but a program I bought 6 months ago today, is totally and utterly useless to me with absolutely no recourse.

How can I recommend that to a friend and still call myself that persons friend? How can any of you?

This post will probably be deleted soon because of it’s social-political nature. Someone will look at it, and decide it hurts the image of DAZ 3D and delete it for the good of the Community (read company). So if you have any desire to pay attention to what is going on around you in the world today, and want to start here, I suggest you copy this post to your printer, before it becomes so many free electrons.

Good Night, and God Bless.

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Posted: 06 September 2013 01:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 595 ]
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At the same time there are definitely benefits to digital media. Access anywhere in the world.  I move, a lot. Almost every year. Often between countries.  It’s impossible to take all my cds with me.  Or my books.  I’m soooooooooo grateful for digital media that I can download again when I move.  Of couse, that means that some stores that don’t keep lasting content downloads (cough… cough….CP….cough)  I won’t shop at…. I lost too much money at that certain store, including programs- so I DO totally understand where your’e coming from.  But even CDs and DVDs aren’t fail safe.  They have a lifetime too.  And imagine my horror one time to discover in a box of CD I had packed that heat warped in transit.  All but two cds in the box were completely ruined, and the other two wouldn’t let me copy everything off of them and wouldn’t always be read.  So CDs aren’t a perfect solution either. 

As a prior military wife, and knowing that there are also soldiers who buy from Daz who are quite happy to be able to download content even when they are abroad and can’t easily get cds sent to them- or have to worry about bringing it all back home- i have another reason to be glad for the digital era.
It is the way of things, to change with time. It could very well be that when your childlren grow up, they will be using entirely different machines that won’t even read the old cds we have now.  After all look how microsoft is pushing forward- discontinuing support for older operating systems.  Xp, Vista… moving on.  I’m nto too keen on that, as I have a computer that uses XP.  But it’s the way it goes.  We gain some, we loose some. 

Daz is much the same I guess. We loose some things…the better sales, the better communication, the better PC benefits…and we move forward with more powerful but more expensive program developments, increasingly costly sales, and less communication >_<;;  It’s annoying but I appreciate the programs and the content. Even the stuff that has gotten priced beyond my budget now.

wow, did that sound….kind of positive? from me? Weird….. O.o

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Posted: 06 September 2013 02:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 596 ]
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Well - I like digital downloads (as long as I can download them later (cough ... CP) ...). Being on a different continent would make things difficult with physical delivery.

Anyway: I am contacting support now about the associated files to my Carrara 8 upgrade product - staticdrifter: I would recommend you do the same.

I don’t think it is intentional, I think it is the usual muddled Daz chaos with new releases ...

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Posted: 06 September 2013 09:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 597 ]
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belovedalia - 06 September 2013 12:22 AM

that’s weird… Kerya, I am INCREDIBLY stupid. See, I bought Carrara 8, AND carrara 8 Pro.  >_<;;;;;;;;;;  (yes i pretty much bought Carrara 8 twice, blah) and both of those are in my downloads still.  Are you saying that if i buy 8.5, my downloads for 8 and 8 pro will disappear?  And i’ll only have 8.5?

No!  Absolutely not.  I think the problem stems with the fact that there were probably 30 ‘products’ that you could purchase that would grant you Carrara 8.1 standard or pro.  I’m wondering if on one of those products 8.1 was taken down and 8.5 beta was left up.  If you purchased Carrara 8.1 and can’t access the downloads to Carrara 8.1 from your product library then contact tech support with your order number.

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Posted: 06 September 2013 09:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 598 ]
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belovedalia - 06 September 2013 12:22 AM

that’s weird… Kerya, I am INCREDIBLY stupid. See, I bought Carrara 8, AND carrara 8 Pro.  >_<;;;;;;;;;;  (yes i pretty much bought Carrara 8 twice, blah) and both of those are in my downloads still.  Are you saying that if i buy 8.5, my downloads for 8 and 8 pro will disappear?  And i’ll only have 8.5?

No!  Absolutely not.  I think the problem stems with the fact that there were probably 30 ‘products’ that you could purchase that would grant you Carrara 8.1 standard or pro.  I’m wondering if on one of those products 8.1 was taken down and 8.5 beta was left up.  If you purchased Carrara 8.1 and can’t access the downloads to Carrara 8.1 from your product library then contact tech support with your order number.

I believe that the original poster said that he bought 8.1 while the beta was in progress and his 8.1 files disappeared.  That should be as simple as filing a support ticket to get it fixed.

My 8.1 files are still available (as are my v6 and v7) along with the 8.5.

ncamp

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Posted: 06 September 2013 12:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 599 ]
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Sooo…if you have not jumped yet, there is a 2 hour flash sale on gift cards. 

If you were like me (non-PC) for upgrade, this would be a good process:  Buy $50 gift card at $48, Buy PC at $24, Buy Carrara for $85.50 - PC Coupon $6 using GC = $29.50

Total OOP: $48 + $24 + $29.50 = $101.50
For PC upgrades (including PC coupon) = $77.50

...or you could buy a $100 GC for $92:

Total OOP: $92 + $24 = $116 (...but you still have $20.50 in GC for Carrara stuff!)

not sure what that would be for PC club…its getting pretty confusing

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Posted: 06 September 2013 01:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 600 ]
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tsarist - 05 September 2013 07:24 PM

How long is this extended?
Couldn’t find the announcement

Did I miss something, or has this still not been answered?

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Not interested in the giant leap backwards that is “Genesis 2”.

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