Hidden away in an archived forum post for some time, but now more easily available here at CarraraCafe.
The free plugins for Black/White and Sand rendering by Muphasa support Carrara 7 and 8, 32/64bit.
Included in the zip file is also the original forum post with some additional information and installation instructions.
Now that Howie Farkes is back in business, he is hard at work with another new nature scene.
This time it looks like a larger set than usual, with snowy mountains in the background and a lush
forest in the foreground, take a look at the preview images below:
“A different view of the alpine scene last seen as a WIP – very nearly finished now. Terrain made with GeoControl2 everything else is Carrara.”
The sales are almost over, but as uaual there are awesome last minute deals.
Most sales require PC membership to get the full rebate:
Digital Carvers Guild has released a new Carrara plugin called: DCG Importer: “The DCG Importer lets you render simulations and animations from your favorite 3D tools that export sequenced OBJs.”
A description from Eric Winemiller at Digital Carvers Guild: “It will import sequenced OBJ versions of anything the built in Wavefront OBJ importer will do. By only keeping one frame in memory at a time, it lets Carrara handle large or long running animations.”
One use case is exporting a fluid dynamic simulation from Blender (free) or RealFlow (expensive) into Carrara, the Youtube below shows the result.
DimensionTheory has just released a new Carrara light/render set called Skies of Economy.
The name may refer to the fact that you get 30 complete sets for all your lighting and rendering needs,
in 4 different applications: Carrara, Poser, Daz Studio and Reality for Daz Studio.
Some more details about the Carrara version:
30 32-bit .HDR Images (4096 x 4096)
30 Direct Light Presets
30 Background Presets
30 Render Setting Presets
Carrara .HDR and Reality .EXR files can be used in a wide variety of other programs such as Vue and Octane.
Each set contains 10 presets each for Night, Sunny and Sunset.
The Black November sale at Daz3D is far better than expected for Carrara users, here is the next awesome deal.
One of the best video tutorial video series for Carrara 8 is now on sale at 60%, if you have not bought them already, now is the best time:
Howie Farkes has returned to the Daz3D store with “Country Lane 2”, another outstanding nature scene that makes full use of Carrara. The introduction price is 30% off Country Lane 2 and all other Howie items.
“Take another tour through Harpwood County’s picturesque countryside. This large scene contains hedgerows, a stream crossed by a stone bridge, grassy fields, flowery meadows and is ringed by deciduous forest. Enjoy the serenity and sunshine of a summer afternoon in the country.”