based on Comment over cgtalk. This new release of Truespace is to be avoided.
Well I got their “Buy our product!” email…
…thought I opt’ed out of that bit.
Anyways, not to impressive and definatly scary that they state that your are going to be like a Beta Tester for them after you pay for the product! Nice warning! Now I most certainly not be buying this product.
Gotta love that part. They want you to pay a decent sum (hundreds of dollars) to get TS7, admit that character animation has not been fixed at all and then have the nerve to tell you that you will have to pay for it when it comes out in v7.1!
It sounds like you get a very buggy v6 repackaged in order for Caligari to get more of your money and then they plan on getting even more of your money a bit later down the road with an incremental update.
They want you to pay for a .1 upgrade?
It’s worse. They actually want you to pay for a beta:
Q: I am concerned about stability and performance, is trueSpace7 more stable than trueSpace6?
A: trueSpace7 includes essentially all of the existing trueSpace6 functionality within the new architecture. While we did improve some issues in the trueSpace6 code, including a clean-up of the user interface, the old code did not change significantly. This is because over time all the old tools will be replaced with new (and improved) ones that fully exploit the power of the new architecture.
So essentially you get a re-skinned v6 (called v7) with some new functions built in but not all. This sounds more like a beta build to me than a final product.
And then, after paying for this “beta” version, they will want you to pay, yet again, to upgrade (i.e. to get what should have been in there all along).