New shaders for Carrara by Ringo Monfort: DP Monique 6 & DP Darius 6 and freebie

New shaders for Carrara by Ringo Monfort: DP Monique 6 & DP Darius 6 and freebie

The Carrara shader expert Ringo Monfort has been busy releasing Carrara shaders for Genesis 2 figures at a rapid pace. This time the brand new characters Darius and Monique are brought to life in Carrara. Check the screenshots below. Right now they are on sale at 30% off, but Ringo’s entire store is in the March Madness sale, so you can pick up some of the other shader sets at 50%.

DP Darius 6 Carrara Shaders

DP Monique 6 Carrara Shaders

Ringo’s entire store

March Madness 2015 details at DAZ3D.

DP Monique 6 Carrara Shaders

DP Monique 6 Carrara Shaders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DP Darius 6 Carrara Shaders

DP Darius 6 Carrara Shaders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Darius 6 in Abandoned City all in Carrara 8.5 Pro.

Darius 6 in Abandoned City all in Carrara 8.5 Pro.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated 20150302 with freebie.

Ringo Monfort has kindly provided a Render Stage for free, hosted here at CarraraCafe.

The download includes the free HDRI available from http://www.hdrlabs.com/sibl/archive.html and all their HDRI’s are free for non-commercial use, under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.

After unzipping all the files, load the *.car scene in Carrara and if you are asked to select the *.hdr file, do so from the same folder as the *.car was unzipped.

Here is an example render:

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Screen capture of Monique 6 in Carrara with the freebie Render Stage:

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Thank you Ringo for the freebie, looks great!

 

 

 

PySwarm for PyCarrara 0.6 Released – Planned new features revealed

PySwarm for PyCarrara 0.6 Released – Planned new features revealed

PySwarm for PyCarrara 0.6 was recently released (01-25-2014), among the many new functions and fixes, is the addition of several demo scenes to experiment with and learn from.
FractalDimensia also recently revealed the future plans for PySwarm at the DAZ 3D forum thread:

So here is the current order of future MAJOR enhancements (I’m leaving out other improvements):
1) Revised containment algorithm (V0.6.1)
2) Basic motion animation (V0.6.2)
3) Terrain following (V0.7)
4) More motion animation (V0.7.1)
5) Predator-Prey rule (V0.8)
With that said, I am willing to consider shifting priorities based on user needs. “First come, first serve.” If you have a need for a feature, and no one else is requesting something else, just let me know.  I’ll consider changing the order!

Further information can be found at the DAZ 3D forum thread, where FractalDimensia has an excellent startpage including details about installation, user guide, release notes and much more:
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/31190/

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Free Leather and Latex shaders for Carrara by IamArtistX

Free Leather and Latex shaders for Carrara by IamArtistX

IamArtistX has posted about 90 leather and 90 latex shaders for free at his site:

   Always good to have some leather somewhere, Many clothing items can benefit from this shader set.

Get them here and check out the high resolution example renders too:
http://artistx.webspace.virginmedia.com/DownMain.html

Thank you to IamArtistX and we hope to see more free or commercial products from you soon!

The fine print:
These shaders are provided free of charge for use in any personal render, they are NOT to be used in any COMMERCIAL product, nor are they allowed to be used in part, full, or any fraction thereof in a MERCHANT resource, on the front of a magazine, and/or freebie disc, DVD or electronic means.

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Baby blue leather sample (low resolution preview).

/3drendero

Photoreal Sun – a Comicbook Tutorial

Photoreal Sun – a Comicbook Tutorial

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…

Carrara 8.5 Pro is out! Time limited upgrade price is 85.5$, includes V5/M5 pro bundles too.

Carrara 8.5 Pro is out! Time limited upgrade price is 85.5$, includes V5/M5 pro bundles too.

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

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YAToon 2.0 released! Free open source toon rendering plugin for Carrara.

YAToon 2.0 released! Free open source toon rendering plugin for Carrara.

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.
Features:
– Improved Toon Painting
– Improved Line Drawing

Currently version 2.00 alpha 2 is available at:
https://bitbucket.org/zgock/yatoon/wiki/Home

Forum discussion at:
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/26045/

Test image of YAToon 2.0 alpha 1, no postwork.
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Carrara Challenge 2: Render contest with Fabulous Prizes!

Carrara Challenge 2: Render contest with Fabulous Prizes!

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 Cloudshttp://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

Check out the details and submissions at the DAZ 3D forum.

Example entry by contest organizer head wax:
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