A brand new tutorial about creating a photoreal sun in Carrara is online at 3D.Wetcircuit.com in a wonderful comicbook format, so you get both entertained and educated at once. It is suitable for all Carrara version and all skills levels. Head over here to check it out, even you are not planning on rendering a sun, it is the coolest Carrara tutorial ever…
Those of you that already own Carrara 8.0 and also are PC members, get an added 50% discount, in total 85.5$ for Carrara 8.5 Pro.
You also get Victoria 5 and Michael 5 Pro bundle, each worth $87.5, a total of 175$ of bonus content.Still not sure which Carrara shaders that are included, please post in the Forum if you have any info.
The Carrara 8.5 documentation can be found here: http://docs.daz3d.com/doku.php/public/software/carrara/8_5/start
Not a PC member yet, get 3 month or full year membership here: http://www.daz3d.com/platinum-club/
More info about the promos and deals at: http://www.daz3d.com/sales-promotions
Zgock is back with a completely rewritten YAToon plugin for Carrara 8.x, still free but this time also open source.
Even a year long hospital visit could not keep zgock away from the keyboard and YAToon development.
– Improved Toon Painting
– Improved Line Drawing
Currently version 2.00 alpha 2 is available at:
Forum discussion at:
Catching up with the news, DAZ3D is the main sponsor of a new monthly render contest for Carrara, called Carrara Challenge. The second months theme is QUIRKY, HUMOROUS, FAST AND FURIOUS and ends at July 27th.
The prizes are:
Ist Place: a $50 coupon
2nd Place will win a $30 coupon
3rd Place wins a $15 coupon
In addition the Honorable Mention will receive a $5 coupon code.
DimensionTheory is also generously sponsoring this month’s challenge with:
1st Place: Monterey HDRIs for first place: http://www.daz3d.com/hdr-prosets-monterey
2nd Place: Cloud Nine Atmospheric Clouds: http://www.daz3d.com/cloud-nine-atmospheric-clouds-for-carrara
3rd Place: Skies of Terra Volume One : http://www.daz3d.com/skies-of-terra-volume-one
Fenric has just released an update to his Object Sequence Exporter for Carrara PC/Mac:
Corrects some issues with inverted normals and fixes compatibility with soft-body physics.
Get it at the download page, where you also can get the free trial version before you buy it for only $3.
You will also find the other extremely cheap plugins by Fenric at the same download page, with free trials for all. There are also 2 free plugins, get them and support Fenric by buying his cheap plugins.
The Object Sequence Exporter uses a “baking” method to completely capture all of the vertex position
information about an animated object and exports it into a sequence of individual OBJ files, one for each frame.
Dartanbeck has been busy building a huge resource for Carrara, the Carrara EnvironKit – Woodlands:
Woodlands is set up as a bunch of ready-to-use preset scenes as well as a complete outdoor scene construction kit. It includes 42 full scene presets which offer various options and styles to choose from, depending upon your needs.
What you get for $11.17, besides another 40% off Carrara 8 for a limited time:
- 42 Preset Carrara Scene Files (.CAR – Scenes Browser)
- Preset Nature Blocks (.Car – Objects Browser)
- New Preset Plants and Leaves(Berries) (.CAR – Objects Browser)
- Three Complete Terrain Shaders
- Two Water Shaders
- Full Environmental Lighting Rigs in Every Preset
- Additional Optional Clouds System
- 12 Texture Maps, Color, Highlight, and Bump
- Selection of Distribution Maps for Use with Primary Terrain Replication
- Bonus Animated Backdrop Scene With Motion Camera Setup for Figures Using a Walk Cycle – part of the educational part of the kit
- Tips .PDF Included
More info in the Daz store at: http://www.daz3d.com/carrara-environkit-woodlands/
The latest release of DIM (Daz Install Manager) 22.214.171.124 that was released on 20130617 now includes important updates for Carrara.The major feature is support for Carrara unique items and plugins, but also that Carrara 8.5 users now can skip to install Daz Studio but still get the full functionality of Genesis and metadata items.
More info in the forum thread:
The main web page for the DIM: