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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?

  • Substance Alchemist 0.7

Last week:

  • FumeFX 5.0 for Cinema 4
  • Both Blackmagic Design Fusion Studio 16 and DaVinci Resolve 16 have Beta 4 released.
  • Serato DJ Pro 2.2 Public Beta

Current Betas

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: 0.7
Release Date: 13 June 2019
Beta type: Available to anyone with a Substance subscription or a Project Substance Alchemist license.

Substance Alchemist beta Subscribe to Substance


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.




Blackmagic Design Resolve Studio

Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Studio

Beta Version: 16 Public Beta 4
Release Date: June 6, 2019
Beta Type: Public

DaVinci Resolve Studio 16 Public Beta 4 adds new support for audio crossfades on the Fairlight page, support for Rec. 2020 tagging on video monitoring outputs, improved YouTube render settings, better handling of resizing between editing and Fusion, improved alpha channel support in color managed workflows, the ability to apply presets to Fairlight buses for equalizer, dynamic, plugins, channel setup and more. In addition, DaVinci Resolve Studio 16 Public Beta 4 improves consistency for undoing changes when in cinema mode, improves temporal effects in Fusion compositions, and improves the behavior of Audio Units on Macs with the Fairlight Audio Accelerator. This version requires a DaVinci Resolve license dongle or software activation code. Please submit all feedback and bug reports via the public beta feedback forum on the Blackmagic Design website.

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 Public Beta 4
Release Date: June 6, 2019
Beta Type: Public

Fusion Studio Public Beta 4 features improved performance with multi stroke paint, better stability when using roto assist in the polygon tool, more accurate viewer feedback, better placement of the on-screen polygon controls, and improved stability when rendering H.264. Please submit all feedback and bug reports via the public beta feedback forum on the Blackmagic Design website.

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

Fusion Studio Beta

Serato DJ ProSerato DJ Pro

Beta Version: v2.2 and above
Release Date: May 28, 2019
Beta type: Public beta

From the unknown to the greatest, Serato DJ Pro is the most popular DJ software globally. When you’re talking about Hip-Hop, Dance, and everything in between, you’re looking at the standard.

This Beta includes Day Mode for playing in bright conditions, Play count, so you can now see how many times you’ve played a track, SoundCloud and TIDAL streaming updates, Waveform Improvements, and 64-bit video for Mac.

Get the Beta   Get Serato DJ Pro

Mojaxx takes a first look at the Serato DJ Pro 2.2 public beta, which adds highly-anticipated features like play count and day mode.

Corona RendererCorona Renderer 4.0 for 3ds Max

Beta Version: 4.0 for 4ds Max, Release Candidate 1
Release Date: May 24, 2019
Who can use this beta: Everyone with an active FairSaaS or Box with Subscription license has access, and the download is in the usual location.

Here are some of the main features in Corona Renderer 4 from the Corona Blog.

  • Caustics: reflective, refractive, dispersion, can be enabled per light, fast to render, and easy to set up with no parameters required!
  • Focus and object picker in the VFB
  • Intel Denoising (AI denoising, on any CPU)
  • Multiple suns and HDRI environments for use in LightMix
  • Finalized New Light Solver, and new Image Filtering
  • Fisheye mode for Corona Cameras
  • The Corona Select map and material

Forum post about Beta   Corona Renderer

Assimilate ScratchAssimilate SCRATCH / Play Pro Beta Release

Beta Version: v9.1, build 1013
Release Date: May 24, 2019
Who can use this beta: Scratch 9 license holders

You must have a Scratch 9 license to use this beta. Find out what’s new in this beta at the link below.

Scratch Beta   Get Scratch (Release Version)

Arnold RenderAutodesk Arnold GPU Beta

Beta Version: 5.3
Release Date: March 18, 2019
Who can use this beta: License holders of Arnold 5.3

Arnold 5.3 includes a beta version of GPU-accelerated rendering. This beta feature is known as “Arnold GPU”. Arnold GPU is part of Arnold, so you can choose to render on the CPU or GPU, without changing renderers. Arnold GPU is based on the NVIDIA OptiX framework and is optimized to leverage NVIDIA RTX technology.

Learn more   Get Arnold Render (Release Version)

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

Posted by Michele Yamazaki