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Carrara 8.5.0.172 Beta Now Available for Download
Posted: 12 November 2012 08:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 271 ]
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Hi,

the last month i used the DAZ Studio 4.5 but the features from Carrara looks much better. so i would try to get a view from it.

in this posts all users mean the carrara Beta would cost 0.00$ but i have make the checkout in my account and at the end he linked me to my paypal account with the full price of 139$ - 25$ Rabatt. Have i make it wrong? Oo

Or can only carrara user get the beta?

sorry for my stupid question and english! ^^’
i understand much better then i can self write ^///^


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Posted: 12 November 2012 11:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 272 ]
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Daniel, the beta is currently free, supposedly.
Other have seen the same as you. Perhaps contact customer support? It should cost you $0.00 while in the beta stage.
Someone with more knowledge of what you can do may respond soon here, as well.
Wishing you luck, Daniel… you’re gonna love Carrara!

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Posted: 12 November 2012 12:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 273 ]
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ok thanks…. i have do it… I’m curious if the money will now be charged or not ^^’

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Posted: 12 November 2012 01:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 274 ]
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Regarding the Carrara 8.5 beta’s price changing from $0 to $199.95 (non Platinum Club price).
This is the second time this has happened. The first time being last August. It’s a mistake that DAZ_bfurner commented on, and corrected at that time. See the following post:
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewreply/63785/

I would expect that if you purchase it now, you will be charged the full price, and will then need to negotiate a refund from DAZ support.

I sent a PM to DAZ_bfurner last Thursday, alerting him to this situation. As yet there has been no reply.

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Posted: 12 November 2012 01:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 275 ]
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yes i see it now… at my paypal account is the order in progress -_- ok… i wait a few days maybe the support correct it or i must note they :(


Edit: 15.11.2012

so guys i have contact the customer support and i am really confuse! in fact: the beta is NOT free!!! (not for everyone)
the support has send me this answer :
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Britney, Nov 14 15:49 (MST):
Carrara 8.5 is free for owners of Carrara 8 and 8 Pro, simply reset your downloads. If you purchase the 8.5 as you have, this is not a free purchase. Do you have Carrara 8 or 8 Pro? If so please send me your order number and I can refund this order for you. If not, you do need to purchase the 8.5.
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i hope reeeally it was a mistake from britney -_-

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Posted: 15 November 2012 04:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 276 ]
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daniel_freiberg - 12 November 2012 01:19 PM

yes i see it now… at my paypal account is the order in progress -_- ok… i wait a few days maybe the support correct it or i must note they :(


Edit: 15.11.2012

so guys i have contact the customer support and i am really confuse! in fact: the beta is NOT free!!! (not for everyone)
the support has send me this answer :
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Britney, Nov 14 15:49 (MST):
Carrara 8.5 is free for owners of Carrara 8 and 8 Pro, simply reset your downloads. If you purchase the 8.5 as you have, this is not a free purchase. Do you have Carrara 8 or 8 Pro? If so please send me your order number and I can refund this order for you. If not, you do need to purchase the 8.5.
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i hope reeeally it was a mistake from britney -_-

But if 8.5 is free for owners of Carrara 8 Pro, where is the serial for free ? In my account i have only the serial for Carrara 8 Pro.

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Posted: 15 November 2012 04:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 277 ]
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you find the key at the first page of this thread…

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Posted: 15 November 2012 06:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 278 ]
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daniel_freiberg - 15 November 2012 04:06 AM

you find the key at the first page of this thread…

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Okay, but i think this key expires ?

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Posted: 15 November 2012 07:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 279 ]
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no the key ends at the 1st December 2012 wink

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Posted: 15 November 2012 07:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 280 ]
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Hi Roland4 wink

The “Beta” status of this version of carrara, means that it;‘s NOT a FINAL release version.
it’s being made available to Carrara owners to test.

It’s still being developed,. and it’s not the final version.

The serial number, and the beta version we currently have access to, are “Timed” and will eventually expire,.

I’m pretty sure that the current pricing in the store is a mistake,. as no Beta software should be sold, as that’s entering into a (grey) legal area between the retailer, and the rights and expectations of the paying customer.

I’ve PM’d Daz BFurner to ask if someone from Daz3D can clarify the current situation.

hopefully we’ll get some feedback from the company

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Posted: 15 November 2012 07:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 281 ]
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Hello 3DAGE,

i hope reeeally you are right.. then i HAVE payed the full price and about my question at the support…. you can see my answer ^^’ (few posts at the top)

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Posted: 15 November 2012 07:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 282 ]
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Is the beta going to be extended again?

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Posted: 15 November 2012 08:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 283 ]
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Ok 3DAGE, but if i read this text correct:

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Britney, Nov 14 15:49 (MST):
Carrara 8.5 is free for owners of Carrara 8 and 8 Pro, simply reset your downloads. If you purchase the 8.5 as you have, this is not a free purchase. Do you have Carrara 8 or 8 Pro? If so please send me your order number and I can refund this order for you. If not, you do need to purchase the 8.5.
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Carrara 8.5 Pro is free for owners of Carrara 8 Pro and not the beta. If i reset my my downloads, there is a Carrara 8.5 Pro Beta, but is 8.5.0.132 and not 8.5.0.172 ?

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Posted: 15 November 2012 04:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 284 ]
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Hi, all!

The link to the download is dead. Anyone have news on that?

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Posted: 16 November 2012 02:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 285 ]
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3DAGE - 15 November 2012 07:08 AM

  ...as no Beta software should be sold, as that’s entering into a (grey) legal area between the retailer, and the rights and expectations of the paying customer.

I think you are a bit mistaken about this. Many companies have a practice of releasing “paid betas”, for various reasons. Whether you agree with the reasons or not doesn’t really matter. The customer actually agrees to pay for the right to use the software when it’s in beta version.

And there is no “(grey) legal area” whatsoever. There is no law against charging for betas. Nor is there a law that defines what you must describe as a beta. And just because some customers might not think it’s “right” to charge for a beta version doesn’t make it a “grey legal area”. Companies can charge whatever and whenever they want, and the customer has no rights in the matter.

If you owned a software company, and had customers who went nuts over your product, and would gladly pay for what they considered the privilege of using your software, even if it was in “beta”, it might make a lot of sense for you to charge for your beta release. And there’s nothing that says you can’t. 

BTW, for those of us who are familiar with Lightwave, we’re very much aware of how Newtek charged a ton of money (over $300 I recall) for people to participate in the LW 10/Core paid beta. Well, except for people like me who told them to go jump. Of course there were a lot of guys who fell for it and considered themselves lucky. Go figure.

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