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Posted: 18 October 2012 11:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 616 ]
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http://www.daz3d.com/newsletter/2012/pe/prodemail10_18_12a.html

For the latest newsletter (and in case they get the store up and running.

I wonder how much an upgrade to 8.5 will cost.  I look for it to be released by Nov 1 or very shortly thereafter.

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Posted: 18 October 2012 11:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 617 ]
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LightofHeaven - 18 October 2012 10:55 PM

Yeah, I got something about Multipay but didn’t read it.

Good Lord, boy!  Read those damn emails or you’ll lose out.

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Posted: 18 October 2012 11:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 618 ]
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I just did, but I can’t read white text very well. Last time I tried to read white text, my eyeballs almost exploded.

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Posted: 19 October 2012 12:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 619 ]
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Purchasing it is a bit tricky though.  I quickly fired off a request to sales support because it came up at a higher price in the store. Then I went back to make sure I was logged in.  I was.  I finally got back to the Carrara 8 Pro in the store by going through the newletter link.  Hmmm, still shows a higher price.  Decided to go ahead and add it to my cart.  Clicked the drop -down for Multi-Pay and hallelujah the $59 price appeared.  Hit that Cart button and tore off.  Got to check out and it still showed $99 so I went on through the usual steps and the $40 discount was applied and it’s 10 pages of files sitting in my Downloads.

Whee!  I was going to bed, but now I’m going to stay up as long as I can downloading, then tomorrow I can install and start playing with the rest of you big kids.

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Posted: 19 October 2012 12:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 620 ]
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Um…To me, multipay sounds like a down payment thing, where you pay bit by bit until you’ve paid off that massive price tag…

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Posted: 19 October 2012 12:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 621 ]
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I am glad you finally got C8pro Anne, hope you like it as much as me, only issues I have with the beta are ALL Genesis related so do try that too!
I indeed like using Genesis in C8.5 but I get a lot of crashes too, do lots of saving and often have to open task manager to kill it when frozen.
otherwise on my previous crappy laptop, Carrara always worked where Daz studio did not so much so I think you will grow to love it too.

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Posted: 19 October 2012 01:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 622 ]
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AtticAnne - 18 October 2012 09:58 PM

I just got an email from DAZ showing their new feature, Multi-Pay.  I think it has broken the store.  Barry, you may be due a refund on Carrara Pro.  It’s now available for 3 monthly payments of $59.  As soon as the store gets fixed, I’m going for it.

I don’t want a refund, but yeah, I really recommend getting Carrara Pro, it’s amazingly easy to use, the only thing that needs work with content bought from here, compared to using it in DS, is the shaders.  They look ok ‘straight from the box’, but sorting out proper shaders for Carrara gives a massive improvement to the image.  Shaders work similarly, but differently, to DS.  You do have a lot more control over them.

I used to think of Carrara as Daz Studio Plus, but it’s really more than that.  It’s more like Maya Lite, and it’s only Lite because the actual render engine isn’t quite as nice as Maya’s Mentalray setup.  It does a heck of a lot that Maya does, but it seems easier, and you do have less control, but you don’t notice unless you need that power.

In Carrara I have a finished image, a fox in a forest.  In Maya I have… erm… blobs, and a few boxes, and something that might resemble a tree if you squint.

My advice, get Carrara, you won’t regret it.

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Posted: 19 October 2012 01:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 623 ]
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AtticAnne - 18 October 2012 11:14 PM

http://www.daz3d.com/newsletter/2012/pe/prodemail10_18_12a.html

For the latest newsletter (and in case they get the store up and running.

I wonder how much an upgrade to 8.5 will cost.  I look for it to be released by Nov 1 or very shortly thereafter.

dream along with me - I off to see the wiZ erd

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Posted: 19 October 2012 01:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 624 ]
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I just finished downloading C8Pro.  It came with 8.5 also, which I assume is still the beta.  Most massive d/l I’ve ever down.  I’ll start installing and asking questions when I get up tomorrow.  No, wait, it is already tomorrow.  I’ll get up in a few hours and start.  I’m so excited I hope I can get to sleep.

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Posted: 19 October 2012 01:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 625 ]
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Can we team up on Jeff and Pam and and turn them into Carrarans too? raspberry

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Posted: 19 October 2012 01:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 626 ]
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I thought Pam was a Carraran.  Jeff, I don’t know about.

I’m not clear on how the Multi-Pay works.  They only took $59 + tax from me.  It’s listed as a subscription so I guess they’ll automatically take the other two payments out of my account.

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Posted: 19 October 2012 01:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 627 ]
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Nope, Pam is a Bryceaholic. Maybe I should say Carraraholics, lol.

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Posted: 19 October 2012 04:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 628 ]
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I used to use Carrara before it ever became carrara.  Way way back when it was still Ray Dream Studio.  It has changed a bit, but no, you are never going to turn me into a carraraist. Never happen.

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Posted: 19 October 2012 05:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 629 ]
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Morning all you Carrara peeps. You can all gang up on me all you like. I’m not moving to another program until I can use the ones I have.
Here is the list, Bryce, Blender, Carrara, Daz Studio, Hexagon, and Vue 9 and Vue 10. Plus four or five little off the wall things that create content as well, like Wings, Pegasus Modeler, Ivy Gen, Face Gen, Archipelis Designer and others I’m sure I’ve missed. So when you folks focus on just one app, I’m bouncing all over the place. And that’s the way I like it. I use DS the most because it was the very first 3D renderer I got when I retired, and I have spent the most time with it.

I learn at my own pace, I’m good with DS and right now Bryce and Hex are my other main learn as I go apps. I also play with Face Gen and Archipelis Designer from time to time, but I’m just goofing with those for fun. Carrara is on my to do list just not at this time.

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Posted: 19 October 2012 09:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 630 ]
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That’s okay, Jeff and Pam.  We need y’all to keep us grounded.

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