do I install both 32bit and 64bit to same directory then?
In Windows 7, (64 bit)
you should have two folders ,.. “Program files” (for 64 bit applications), and “Program files(x86)” (for 32 bit applications).
Windows should identify where a program should be installed.
When you install Carrara, 64 bit, it should automatically install to the “Program files” folder, since it’s native 64 bit.
The 32 bit version should automatically be installed into the Program files(x86) folder.
It can’t be installed into Program files.
so, they’re completely separate, but .. Both of these versions can access the same content in Poser or Daz Studio runtime folders.
and they can open the same files created in either version of carrara.
for example: I can create a scene in C8 64 bit,. save it, then open the 32bit version and render out a quicktime movie, while I’m still working on a different scene in C8 64 bit.
Also was there an upgrade C8 from Carrara Express 7 to C8 that I could have gotten for less than purchasing the C8?
that’s a harder question to answer, ,
If the store was working properly, there should be upgrade options for each previous version,.. but it’s not,.
personally I would have contacted sales by email, since I’m not in the US ..just to see what the upgrade options were.
or would wait until C8.5 was officially released,. (which usually comes along with some sort of promotional offer / sale)
but that’s a bit like saying,.. well,. I wouldn’t have spilt the milk in the first place so , My apologies for that.
but you do have the standard 30 days return policy. and could wait until either the store is working, or C8.5 is released, but either of those options could take an indefinite amount of time to happen.
C8 is a completely different program to C7 express, just as 8.5 is to C8,. so technically speaking there’s no such animal as an upgrade, since it’s a new and different install, but Daz have always previously offered an option to existing users, to move up to the latest version.
As far as I know, the new store, is the only reason that those options are not currently available.