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Carrara 8.5.0.172 Beta Now Available for Download
Posted: 11 February 2013 03:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 601 ]
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Posted: 11 February 2013 03:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 602 ]
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Agreed, Mr. Dart. Nice week for you )

I find the 8.5.x.172 is still in my cart for Windows. It appears the Mac version rolled back to 8.5..132 or thereabouts, but not the Windows build.

That’s a relief for me, because I thought the .172 release was much better on Windows.

And, I discovered reasons why I get the same ‘Error’ popping up which prevents saving of files in 8.1 as well as 8.5. I started intuitively avoiding the problems and I couldn’t state exactly what they were at the moment. So I guess Im no good as a beta tester any more. Intuition took over.

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Posted: 11 February 2013 04:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 603 ]
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emeyer - 11 February 2013 03:41 AM

It appears the Mac version rolled back to 8.5..132 or thereabouts, but not the Windows build.

That’s a relief for me, because I thought the .172 release was much better on Windows.

That’s a bit disheartening—I realize some folks on this list running OS X lost spot render with build 172, but not all (I never experienced the problem), and there were important fixes/improvements from 132 to 172.

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Posted: 11 February 2013 05:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 604 ]
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I just got the build 132 from resetting my Carrara 8 pro download. But there’s still an 8.5 beta in the list that I didn’t download.
I just reset so I could easily get it on this laptop without crossing hard drives. I stow away every build I get - just in case.
I still have Daz Studio from the beta prior to version 1.0! wink

I went back to 132, though. There were too many times when 172 just refused to save.

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I figured, what the heck… I went back in and reset the downloads for Carrara 8.5 beta and got builds 172 for Win and Mac and for Mimic Pro 32 and 64 across the board!

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Posted: 11 February 2013 05:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 605 ]
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Doesn’t bother me that my downloads page is all filled full now again, because that new Daz Install Manager totally R O C K S ! ! !

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Posted: 11 February 2013 05:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 606 ]
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149 here

retried 172 last month, uninstalled and reinstalled 149 within an hour of endless Genesis error headaches
I avoid the smart content tab like the plague btw,
I import EVERY .duf file via file tab and they load onto and autofit to my also imported Genesis fine!
textures, characters, clothes, poses, everything.
Always had issues with the content browser and Genesis.

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Posted: 11 February 2013 05:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 607 ]
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Dartanbeck - 11 February 2013 05:33 AM

I just got the build 132 from resetting my Carrara 8 pro download. But there’s still an 8.5 beta in the list that I didn’t download.
I just reset so I could easily get it on this laptop without crossing hard drives. I stow away every build I get - just in case.
I still have Daz Studio from the beta prior to version 1.0! wink

I went back to 132, though. There were too many times when 172 just refused to save.

I remember having save failures on Windows (don’t remember what versions). Carrara 8.5-172 on OS X has been very reliable for me in that regard. I’ve recently had a spate of hangs where the Carrara interface is unresponsive, but the process is fine and consuming minimal resources. Those are certainly annoying and end up with unsaved work being lost, but it appears to be more the scene than anything else (the one where rendering causes a crash—some interplay between Inagoni’s volumetric primitives and one or more other things in the scene—I thought I’d narrowed it down, but the minimal case failed to reproduce downer)

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Posted: 11 February 2013 05:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 608 ]
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wendy♥catz - 11 February 2013 05:41 AM

149 here

retried 172 last month, uninstalled and reinstalled 149 within an hour of endless Genesis error headaches
I avoid the smart content tab like the plague btw,
I import EVERY .duf file via file tab and they load onto and autofit to my also imported Genesis fine!
textures, characters, clothes, poses, everything.
Always had issues with the content browser and Genesis.

Yeah, the smart content sounds really great until you experience the implementation. I’m not sure its any better in DS—I really don’t use DS, but I have fired it up to test products that didn’t work in C8.5 and even there I’ve had to work out how to browse and load the files directly. None of the smart content ever displays.

Sometimes I use genesis, but it is buggy enough (or products that C8.5 can’t handle) that I still mostly use the gen4 figures.

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Posted: 11 February 2013 05:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 609 ]
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Yeah… 172 was stable as can be for the longest time. I loved it.
Maybe something was going on with Windows? I might just try it again. 172 was definitely my fave.

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Posted: 11 February 2013 06:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 610 ]
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Dartanbeck - 11 February 2013 05:48 AM

Yeah… 172 was stable as can be for the longest time. I loved it.
Maybe something was going on with Windows? I might just try it again. 172 was definitely my fave.

I just thought of something else: I know that a lot (if not all) of the errors while saving that I saw were due to low resources. Sometimes I was able to recover and save the file anyway by closing shader windows, for example. For me it was a problem due to 32-bit WinXP and only 3.5GB RAM.

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Posted: 11 February 2013 07:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 611 ]
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That certainly was not the case for me. I was losing some rather basic scenes on my eight core 3.1GHz each, being fed 16 GB RAM.
Strange how it just suddenly started happening though. Perhaps a strange Win Update that upset a running Carrara? Hnmpf!
My lil’ core2duo lappy with 4GB ram ran Carrara 8 pretty smoothly before - we’ll see how it goes this time around.

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Posted: 11 February 2013 12:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 612 ]
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FYI,
I just had some write errors upon installing build 172. By the end, it said that it was unable to create an uninstaller.
I downloaded the file again and, although the file size looked the same and everything, it installed without a hitch this time. Just so you know. That probably goes for any build of anything for that matter.
Just sayin’ tongue laugh

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Posted: 11 February 2013 01:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 613 ]
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Dartanbeck - 11 February 2013 12:24 PM

FYI,
I just had some write errors upon installing build 172. By the end, it said that it was unable to create an uninstaller.
I downloaded the file again and, although the file size looked the same and everything, it installed without a hitch this time. Just so you know. That probably goes for any build of anything for that matter.
Just sayin’ tongue laugh

File size doesn’t mean that much, checking the hash does. But Daz doesn’t provide those…

Those renders look good!

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Posted: 11 February 2013 03:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 614 ]
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Thanks. Those were done in build 132 - but that doesn’t matter… Carrara is just the Cat’s Meow Render Tool! Gotta Love Love Carrara!

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Posted: 19 February 2013 01:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 615 ]
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