The gift for Day 1 are Bryce Elements presented to you
by our DAZ PAs and Bryce Masters, Horo and David!!!
*** Note their offerings also have something for Carrara and DAZ Studio ***
“Important to know is that the zip has to be unpacked with retaining the folder structure. It contains two scenes for Bryce with two videos; an HDRI each for Bryce, Carrara and Studio with short videos (~5 min) how to use them in the respective programs.”
OctaneRender 1.0 is now available after a long beta test period.
The GPU accelerated fully physically based, unbiased render engine supports Daz Studio and Poser with plugins,
while Carrara is supported via export to the Wavefront obj format to the base Octane application.
The price of Octane is 199€ and the applications plugins are 99€, with some bundle deals.
There is a demo version to try before you buy.
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.