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mguilfoile
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Posted - 01/15/2018 :  13:57:32  Show Profile  Visit mguilfoile's Homepage  Reply with Quote
As long as I'm making sure that Strata v8 is crashing (spinning beach ball after a foreboding "beep" loading a texture map) I thought I'd ask for an application that doesn't crash after around 8 to 10 hours of use. Vectorworks, an app I use more and handles complex CAD files, too, only crashes perhaps once every five years. I use it at a ratio of about 10 to 1, VW to Strata. Strata is actually the only app that crashes regularly anymore. In the 1990s you had to save a lot because all apps were unstable. I've gotten out of the practice, but when I return to Strata it's like going back in time. What is it about this app that makes it so unstable? It's not as bad as the 2.0 and 2.5 days, but it is still inexcusable. What's up? OK. Time to force quit and see what I've lost this time.

filbert
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Posted - 01/16/2018 :  14:18:55  Show Profile  Visit filbert's Homepage  Reply with Quote
mguilfoile,

I've been seeing some great things coming out of Blender and have been working with it more since Strata has gone stagnant. Seems like Strata is just wandering around selling other software leaving us longtime users wondering what they're doing. I've been using it since Strata Studio Pro Blitz. I think there are things in that early app that people were complaining about that are still a problem today! LOL

Blender is free and is a very powerful program. If you can get past the multitude of panels, you can get great results. There are a multitude of tutorials to get you through the transition. I'm giving Strata one more version before I jump ship to go full into Blender.

filbert

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