I’m sure many people understand this but I think it is worth noting. RC means Release Candidate and it is generally not going to be as stable as the official release. I don’t know how many times I’ve wasted a whole day or week because I got all geeked about an RC and jumped right into 1 without thinking twice. Nowadays, I always wait for an official release.
Yeah, I normally hold off for final releases on major software moves. As time is money, I don’t really have the time in my business to spend it troubleshooting and sorting out new software issues. In the case of DAZ, I was recommended by DAZ tech support to upgrade to 4.5 RC to get the ‘3D Bridge to Photoshop’ to work properly on my Mac OSX system. I didn’t realize it would kill off my Studio 4 Pro version by installing it, when I did it.
By comparison, Adobe released PSCS 6 beta as a fully functioning, stand-alone version of PS, for the public to test-drive, while the previous version of the full Creative Suite worked along side of it. And when the final release of the CS 6 arrived, PSCS 6 beta upgraded with no problems to the full final version. Might be a thought for DAZ to do the same, next time.
And for the record, not bashing DAZ here, just commenting to your post, and making suggestions for the future of DAZ.
I think the potential for Daz & Studio is absolutely, off the scale. And it is changing my life as an artist. Really opening new doors for me that I was largely unaware of. Even with my decade and a half of Photoshop, professional experience I had considered 3D art largely over my head. Thanks to my brief time with DAZ Studio 4, I’m now wanting to delve deeper into the worlds of Poser, Reality, Z-Brush, etc. Very cool times we live in.