Peter (RL) (4/20/2012)
I'm requesting that Beta releases not be auto notices that result in users blindly trusting the "update" only find they lose time and work because the software won't perform certain functions.
In my case, I saw the "update" when I started iClone5, it didn't say nothing about being beta and since I trust the RL folks, I OK'd the installation. Now, my ecological project is at a dead stop because the animation projects using particles don't work. So I have to re-do it in iC4 which fortunately, I never did around to uninstalling.
My suggestion is if something is Beta, mass email users. Those who want to mess with a beta version do so and those who prefer not, don't install it. If the update is a tested version and not considered a beta, then we all get it as usual via the pop up notice we're used to.
Now, as for the temporary patches and speaking for myself alone, I'm foregoing them. I'll wait until official patches come out because I have no time to hassle with cross your fingers stuff right now. I was set to purchase, 3dXchange 5 but it appears it has some bugs too related to the particle issue. So I will hold off until I see an all's clear from RL.
It is only the 64Bit version of iClone 5.2 that is Beta. The 32Bit version of 5.2 is the full release. Unfortunately the issue with particles in saved projects was not detected until after the release. However the temporary fix will resolve this issue and all affected projects should load again after the fix is applied.
We do apologise for the inconvenience this has caused users.
Peter, the temporary fix of the fix may need another fix. It has serious issues.
1. Random freeze - proggy gets completely unresponsive to the point that I have to use task bar to terminate and lose data. Unable to replicate.
2. Shiny /reflective surfaces not displaying properly - e.g. Kane's face & Dark sunglasses accessory.
I only have 32 bit installed.
I think the rush to beat release deadlines/milestones is hurting the app stability. For production strength apps am of the view: "Better late and stable". Else people will lose trust in the app for pro use and go back to wait/see tinkering mode.
I clone5 is awsome and just needs to be stabilized. Using it heavily. Thx.
Cheers & Thx.
PS: [Low priority] Forum topics are all over the place. Iclone 5.2 issues in different threads... Getting chaotic.. Some reorganization may be needed.
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