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Current Public Betas

How to be a good beta tester

Instabug has some great advice on how to give the best feedback and maximize your time while being a beta tester.

Obviously, you should know the product and what bugs have already been reported, but the article also touches on how to submit a quality bug report and suggesting usability changes. If you’re a private beta tester, you should always keep your beta testing confidential too.

Read the article

Beta software not only lets you try some software for free but it also helps developers find problems. In addition, feedback from users helps developers steer the direction of their products.

Some of the betas here are public while others require that you have a current license.

We’ll keep this page updated with current public beta information. If you hear about something and we don’t have it listed, or if you know if a beta has ended, please drop us an email and let us know.

What’s new this post?

    • Chaos Group V-Ray Project Lavina

Last 90 Days:

    • Substance Alchemist 0.8
    • Both DaVinci Resolve 16.1 and Fusion 16.1 Public Beta 1
    • Arnold Render GPU 5.4
  • Boomer Labs SuperBlob Beta
  • U-Render 2019.6
  • FumeFX 5.0 for Cinema 4

Current Betas

Project LavinaChaos Group V-Ray Project Lavina

At SIGGRAPH 2019, Chaos Group presented Project Lavina, a groundbreaking application for 100% ray tracing in real-time. It’s a simple drag and drop for artists, without the need for setting up a game engine.

Beta Version: Not yet available
Release Date: Starting soon, register for updates
Beta Type: Available to V-Ray Next Render Licensees

Register for updates Read more about Project Lavina at Toolfarm

Substance AlchemistAdobe Substance Alchemist

This is the first Substance product released under the Adobe name. Below, there is a video about Project Alchemist.

Beta Version: 0.8 (Release notes)
Release Date: 10 August 2019
Beta type: Available to anyone with a Substance subscription or a Project Substance Alchemist license.

Substance Alchemist beta Subscribe to Substance

 


Blackmagic Design Resolve Studio

Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Studio

Beta Version: 16.1 Public Beta1
Release Date: 9 August 2019
Beta Type: Public

This update adds a new sync bin for working with multiple angles from different cameras on the cut page, new boring detector, close up edit mode now uses recognition, the ability to rename and re-use adjustment clips, better keyframe smoothing for position animations, improved CIE scopes, support for alpha channels when using ResolveFX and OpenFX plugins, and more. Please submit beta feedback on the Blackmagic Design forum. Technical support for the free version of DaVinci Resolve 16 is only available via the Blackmagic Design community forums.

There is a lot more to learn, so be sure you read all about it at the link below.

Resolve Studio Beta   Resolve Studio Current Release

 


Blackmagic Design Fusion Studio 16

Beta Version: 16.1 Public Beta1
Release Date: 9 August 2019
Beta Type: Public

This update adds a new sync bin for working with multiple angles from different cameras on the cut page, new boring detector, close up edit mode now uses facial recognition, the ability to rename and re-use adjustment clips, better keyframe smoothing for position animations, improved CIE scopes, support for alpha channels when using ResolveFX and OpenFX plugins, and more. This update also supports full screen video playback on a second attached computer display, support for 96kHz and 192kHz audio sample rates, Please submit beta feedback on the Blackmagic Design forum. This version requires a DaVinci Resolve Studio license dongle or software activation code

Again, there’s a lot not covered in that paragraph so be sure to click below to learn more.

Fusion Studio Beta


Arnold RenderAutodesk Arnold GPU Beta

Beta Version: 5.4
Release Date: July 31, 2019
Who can use this beta: License holders of Arnold 5.3

First unveiled in March, the Arnold GPU public beta introduced the first taste of GPU rendering with support for NVIDIA RTX and most shading networks, hair, SSS, atmospherics, instancing, and procedurals. [Source: Introducing Arnold 5.4]

Learn more   Get Arnold Render (Release Version)


Boomer Labs SuperBlob Beta

super-fast blob mesh replacement with lots of cool features. The latest build is for 3ds MAX 2018, 2019, 2020.

Beta Version: o.45A
Release Date: 29 June 2019
Beta type: Initial Public Release

Learn more


U-RENDER

Beta Version: 2019.06
Release Date: 18 June 2019
Beta type: Public. This is a paid beta. Click on the orange button below to get U-RENDER.

The latest update brings U-RENDER into Phase 2 of the process. Read about the new features in this release, which includes a new 360° Spherical Camera Rendering and Overscan Rendering.

U-RENDERU-RENDER

High-Quality Real-time Rendering for Design, Animation, and Visualization

Based on the latest advancements in real-time rendering, U-RENDER integrates into traditional rendering pipelines and is designed to support and even replace offline CPU and GPU rendering solutions.

Get U-RENDER

To download a trial version, click on the product page.


FumeFX logoFumeFX 5.0 for Cinema 4D

Beta Version: 5.0
Release Date: June 14, 2019
Beta Type: Public
Supported C4D versions: 18,19 and 20 running the Windows OS

If you wish to participate in the beta testing program, please email us at support@afterworks.com with “FumeFX 5.0 C4D beta” in the Subject field.

Documentation:
http://docs.afterworks.com/FumeFX5C4D/

Workflow:
https://youtu.be/JplscNGY_24


SiNi Software All AccessSiNi Software Scatter

Beta Version: v1.09.3 and above
Release Date: February 2018
Beta type: Open beta

This one has been in beta for a while but I just checked and it’s still in beta.

Requirements & Supported Software

  • Static MacID
  • Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 – 2020
  • Optimized for VRay ONLY (recommend build 3.60.04). Does not support V-Ray RT. (other renderers supported soon)

Learn more    Get SiNi Software All Access


CoremeltCoremelt Scribeomatic

Beta Version: v1.09.3 and above
Release Date: February 2018
Beta type: Public beta

Scribeomatic is cloud transcription for FCP X and has been in beta for a while. Coremelt says, “Try it out for free with $10 credit on us.  No upfront purchase is required, the application is free to download and you can obtain 100 points to test the service just by entering your email.  Purchase additional points needed on a pay as you go basis.  Volume discounts and monthly plans will be available at a later date.  Pricing starts as low as 16 cents per minute.”

Requirements & Supported Software

  • FCP X

Learn more 


Posted by Michele Yamazaki