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Carrara 8.5.0.172 Beta Now Available for Download
Posted: 28 September 2012 06:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 166 ]
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Correct me if I’m wrong but hasn’t C8.5 been in beta for over a year now? And how long has it been since the last update?
Is DAZ down to 4 developers? 3 working on studio and 1 working on carrara?
I have to wonder if DAZ has bitten off more then it can chew. New forum, new store, new version of studio{genesis} and carrara 8.5 all in the same year.

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Posted: 28 September 2012 07:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 167 ]
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???
Why do i have to pay now for the beta…it says $139.97??

(i own 8pro)

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Posted: 28 September 2012 01:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 168 ]
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wendy♥catz - 27 September 2012 11:56 PM

Goog God woman! if I didn’t have it I would GRAB IT AND RUN at that price!!!
put it in your cart NOW!!!
(and hope you also get 8.1.12 in your downloads as an alternative)

I would, but my check won’t be in until the 10th.  I’m enjoying the beta in the meantime.

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Posted: 28 September 2012 01:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 169 ]
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yeah, I WAS hoping that was the temp PA production version price!

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Posted: 29 September 2012 12:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 170 ]
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Yeah, 8.5 has been in beta for quite some time. Isn’t it infterestifnfg ho DS can go from 4 to 4.5 in way less time? Methinks Carrara 8.5 isn’t getting as much attention from the developers. I mean, c’mon, we Carrarans are starving. lolYeah, 8.5 has been in beta for quite some time. Isn’t it infterestifnfg ho DS can go from 4 to 4.5 in way less time? Methinks Carrara 8.5 isn’t getting as much attention from the developers. I mean, c’mon, we Carrarans are starving. lol

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Posted: 29 September 2012 12:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 171 ]
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you can say that again Jacob!
oh, you did!

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Posted: 29 September 2012 01:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 172 ]
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Posted: 29 September 2012 06:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 173 ]
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LightofHeaven - 29 September 2012 12:30 AM

Yeah, 8.5 has been in beta for quite some time. Isn’t it infterestifnfg ho DS can go from 4 to 4.5 in way less time? Methinks Carrara 8.5 isn’t getting as much attention from the developers.

It’s true that this Carrara development cycle has been a long one, but you have to remember that the Carrara developers have had to wait for the DAZ Studio developers to do their work. Most of the work on C8.5 is to add support for Genesis and the new file format, so the Carrara team have to wait for the DAZ Studio team to deliver code or a specification and then they can start reworking it to get it into Carrara.

They seem to have done it iteratively to some extent: earlier versions of the beta supported earlier versions of the Genesis implementation, and as Genesis stabilized, Carrara moved to integrate the new code. Still, Carrara has clearly been forced to wait on DAZ Studio, so it’s no surprise that it’s lagging a bit.

It’s also the case that Carrara is a much more complex application than DAZ Studio, and we don’t know how much of the core system had to be reworked to support Genesis.

Getting any info out of Mantis is a struggle, but it looks to me - based on the names of developers assigned to bugs - as if there are fairly distinct Carrara and DAZ Studio teams. So I think it’s unlikely to be the case that Carrara development was starved in order to get Studio out the door faster. For all we know, the Carrara team may have been working on the Carrara 9 branch while waiting for the Studio team to deliver code and specifications.

I should add that I’m as eager as you are to see Carrara 8.5 delivered, but I hope they’ll take the time to do it right, rather than dumping something half-baked in our laps. That being the case, I don’t mind waiting a bit longer.

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Posted: 29 September 2012 06:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 174 ]
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To me it would only be enough time to get the direct download link for the beta to
Carrara than ever to Pro users can just use.

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Posted: 29 September 2012 06:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 175 ]
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What I fear is C8.5 getting rushed out early and buggy just so you’ll basically have to buy C9 in order to have fully functional Genesis capability.  Wouldn’t be the first time bug fixes got pushed back to a new version.

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Posted: 30 September 2012 08:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 176 ]
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AtticAnne - 27 September 2012 08:41 PM

I don’t know what’s going on, but it WAS free since it’s still in beta.  I just went to the store and this is what I saw (signed in and PC member).


Any update on this? Is the beta no longer free (I am a registered 8.1 user)? Just tried to download the latest beta version and received the same $139 pricing.

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Posted: 30 September 2012 11:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 177 ]
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It appears that the free beta is no longer available.  Maybe that means the release will be before you can whistle the “1812 Overture”.  Or the projected end of the world on Dec 21.

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Posted: 30 September 2012 02:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 178 ]
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Strange - because in the paragraph below it says they are making it available for free.  If that is going to be the price for 8.5…forget it!

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Posted: 30 September 2012 10:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 179 ]
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And for me the price for the carrara 8.5 beta seems to be $199.95.  That is a nominal fee?
To pay for the bug fixes I already paid for, and didn’t get? I don’t think so!

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Posted: 03 October 2012 06:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 180 ]
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tyler zambori - 30 September 2012 10:10 PM

And for me the price for the carrara 8.5 beta seems to be $199.95.  That is a nominal fee?
To pay for the bug fixes I already paid for, and didn’t get? I don’t think so!

The question I have regarding the pricing is: will DAZ be charging everyone the same full price when the production version hits the streets?  I paid full price for Carrara 8.0 last Dec,  It would be patently unfair for DAZ NOT to have upgrade pricing for Carrara.  This would be insult added to injury after paying full price for Studio last year, as well.

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