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Posted: 28 October 2013 10:10 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I installed Carrara 8.5 Pro but doesn’t look like much content came over (no scenes, no shaders . . .)

In C8 Pro , there was roughly 180 MB of content - when I search my C8.5 Pro - I only see a couple of MB of Native Content.

Do I just reinstall the old C8 Pro content into my 8.5 folder?

Is there some other file I’m not seeing?

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Posted: 28 October 2013 10:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Are you using DIM or downloading from your Product Library?  Some of the content may show up under Carrara 8.5 rather than Carrara 8.5 Pro in your Product Library.

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Posted: 28 October 2013 11:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Installing manually - amd I see it now - down below says C8.5 prop part of bundle and there are several items to click on which have their own installers.  Thanks.

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Posted: 29 October 2013 04:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thanks for bringing this up…different missing thing for me. My Landscape Wizard seems to have disappeared!  I know the Native Content for 8 was a big file, but for Pro 8.5 it’s a small file. Was it in there in 8.1?  I have removed that programme now so I can’t go and poke around in its file folders.

Where did it go, did I bugger it up? How do I get it back???? Sorry am on meds and back is really really awful so I am sure it’s something I did. Any help appreciated.

Thank goodness for the distraction of working on my stuff for studies… and will get over to vote for Twilight. The fantastic art gives me hope that one day….in a galaxy far far away, I might be able to attempt to reach for some of those levels.  Sigh….

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Posted: 29 October 2013 06:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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laurenwbr - 29 October 2013 04:48 AM

Thanks for bringing this up…different missing thing for me. My Landscape Wizard seems to have disappeared!  I know the Native Content for 8 was a big file, but for Pro 8.5 it’s a small file. Was it in there in 8.1?  I have removed that programme now so I can’t go and poke around in its file folders.

Where did it go, did I bugger it up? How do I get it back???? Sorry am on meds and back is really really awful so I am sure it’s something I did. Any help appreciated.

Thank goodness for the distraction of working on my stuff for studies… and will get over to vote for Twilight. The fantastic art gives me hope that one day….in a galaxy far far away, I might be able to attempt to reach for some of those levels.  Sigh….

xx smile Silene

I don’t think the Native Content files changed from 8.1. The image below is what DAZ shows for the sizes of Native Content for C8.5. Maybe your download of that failed?

EDIT: I take that back. The image is for C8. The Native Content for C8.5 shows just ONE file, size 1.8MB. Clearly you didn’t “bugger it up”.

Hope you get better soon!

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Posted: 29 October 2013 07:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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If the wizard’s possibly in the C8 Native Content, could I download that manually and where would I put it? 

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Posted: 29 October 2013 10:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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laurenwbr - 29 October 2013 07:00 AM

If the wizard’s possibly in the C8 Native Content, could I download that manually and where would I put it? 

Thanks!  SileneUK

Yes. Carrara 8 Native contains all the Wizard stuff. Download it and run the installer. Install to your Carrara installation path. All of them if you have more than one, unless older than version 8 smile

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Posted: 29 October 2013 10:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Just a quick add of some information to list what is in what files.

In your Product Library under Carrara 8.5 Pro you’ll find the following (I put a small note explaining what each is)

Carrara 8 Native Content   -  (This is the huge file of Carrara Content)
Carrara 8.5 Native Content -  (The V5 & M5 Carrara Shaders)
Carrara 8.5 Pro Native Content - ( The M5 Benjamin Carrara Shaders)

The V4 & M4 Carrara Shaders were not included with 8.5 so if you have an older version of Carrara you’ll have to download them from the files available to the older version.  (I did file a support request asking them to be added to 8.5 or to make them available for purchase in the store, so new Carrara users an get access to them.)

Also, the After Effects Plugin found in the downloads for older versions of Carraa was not included with the 8.5 downloads too.  This is because the plugin doesn’t work with newer versions of After Effects and DAZ chose to not update and fix it.

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Posted: 29 October 2013 12:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Thanks so much Jay, FD and Dart,

Ran the exe file for C8 Native Content and MANUALLY installed to the 64-bit programme path with no problem. Wah-lah scene wizards are back. Who knows where they went or why, don’t care now as it was a very easy fix.

I had to use a faffed environment for an emergency (and very quickly knocked together in an hour) illustration as part of an essay question for a test the other day.

It’s about a female baboon who learnt to crawl behind a boulder to hide most of herself, except her head, so she could “groom” a male baboon who had low status. Alpha baboon was apparently fooled by his harem member’s tactical deceit action…OR had she just learnt over time that there were more mating opportunities to be found behind boulders out of sight of Alpha who’d have not been amused?  Yes I know t’s a bit Wallace and Gromit but, hey, it got me 3 extra points. I love Carrara!

xx smile  SileneUK

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