I’m not sure if I started noticing it before or after using the 8.5 beta, but on rare occassions Carrara will prompt for a missing external component, like a texture map. I haven’t double checked, but I don’t believe the CR2 is incorrect—I’m pretty sure I’ve seen it load the same file correctly, then refuse.
The strange thing is if you try to browse to the file the directory tree it is under is inaccessible. For example, the ones I just tried were under Runtime/Texture/.../...—it was the Runtime/Texture directory that was ghosted and couldn’t be reached. Thing is, other items from the same runtime had just loaded fine. I’ve checked the permissions and everything is good in that regard. When I’ve hit this before I’ve been stumped and IIRC canceling the file dialog leads to Carrara crashing. This time I was smart and used the embedded search box. That found the file and allowed me to load it. Next item to load failed in exactly the same way, resolved the same way. The next one loaded fine. All from the same runtime, all with textures in the same subdirectory.
Has anyone else run into this?