The monthly Carrara contest with prizes of up to 100$ is open for entries at the DAZ3D forums.
More info and WIP contributions at: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/147136/carrara-challenge-31-music-for-my-eyes/p1
The challenge this month is to create an image Based on Music
– The intent is to make a image representing music for you.It could be an image of a band like Black Sabath, The Clash, Men With Out Hats, Josie and the Pussy Cats, It could be and individual playing in a Bar such a local talent or someone like Lenard Cohen. How about Boy Goerge or any of the newer performers. It could also be a portrait of them performing.
The intent is to allow some of the newer users to Carrara to create and display thier artwork from Carrara
– Feel free to interpret the theme broadly.
Basic rules will be:
1. – Participants must use the Carrara to set up and render the Image.
2.- Must be Musically based.
3 – Modeling an object is not required but if you have ths skills or desire give it a whirl.
4.- Postwork is allowed, but must not be the highlight of the image.
5.- Images must be new (previously unpublished).
6 – Images must be rendered in Carrara or in an external renderer for which there is a Carrara plug-in (e.g. LuxRenderer, Octane).
7 – At least one WIP (work in progress) image must be posted to the WIP thread.
8 – Screen shot of the scene in Carrara to be included in WIP
9 – Each participant may submit up to 3 images into the Challenge.
Please note, there is no requirement for the winner to host the next challenge, unless they want to.
We love our wonderful sponsors heartheartsmiley
Once again Daz will generously sponsor the monthly challenge with the following prizes:
1st Place: $100.00 towards DAZ 3D owned item(s)
2nd Place: $ 50.00 towards DAZ 3D owned item(s)
3rd Place: $ 25.00 towards DAZ 3D owned item(s)
Honorable Mention (4th place): $10.00 towards DAZ 3D owned item(s) ( may be used for best new comers).
Dates to Remember:
WIP Thread Opens: Tuesday 7 Feb 2017
Entry Thread Opens: Sunday 5 March 2017
Entry Thread Closes/Voting Begins: 12.00 Midnight Eastern Sunday 12 March 2017
Voting Ends: Sunday 19 March 2017
As with the last challenge because we are having up to three images an entrant we WILL judge the winner by their scores combined. ie if their image 1 gets 24 votes, their image 2 gets 12 votes, and their image 3 gets 12 votes then they score 48.
2nd and third and HM would be as per usual – ie based on votes for one image.
More info and contributions at: http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/147136/carrara-challenge-31-music-for-my-eyes/p1
Carrara render from PyCarrara: http://pycarrara.sourceforge.net/page7.html
Philemot has released a Carrara plugin called “Carrara bridge to VWD Cloth and Hair” for the separate application VWD Cloth And Hair by VirtualWorldDynamics.
Carrara fans have received new possibilities to create realistic cloth and hair simulation for even better still and animations.
Comment from PhilW:
That’s one of the reasons I really like using cloth dynamics, everything just seems to sit more naturally on the figure. I know it is generally more work than using conforming clothing, but there are definite benefits. And of course if animating, you get more natural movement.
DAZ3D main forum thread:
Dynamic cloth + related Carrara plugins – Best Practices, Tips and Renders thread tips:
-Tutorial by Philemot, start here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQCOEBNMqeU
-Informative post in the main forums. This includes some practical advice. Check it out. Bookmark it.
Example renders by PhilW:
The dress and texturing (and hair) are all done by PhilW. Rendered in Octane Render for Carrara.
PhilW: Just a quick one to try out a new casual outfit that I made in MD and then textured and draped in Carrara using VWD, then rendered with Octane Render for Carrara. The room and furnishings are from the old Dream House collection.
PhilW: Just a recent image with the dress made in Marvelous Designer and draped in Carrara with the cloth plugin.
Dartanbeck over at the Carrara section of the Daz3D forums has created a great thread that serves as an alternative Carrara 8.5 Manual.
It includes up to date and sorted links to the video tutorials by Cripeman, details about animation, hair plugins and a lot more.
Here is a must have link for all Carrara users:
Carrara Information Manual:
Now also added an “Carrara Information Manual” button on the frontpage of CarraraCafe.
During the holidays, OctaneRender for Carrara 22.214.171.124 Beta version was released, the GPU rendering plugin that is fully integrated into Carrara.
The beta is free for those that have a license for the 2.x version.
There is also a free demo if you have not tried out OctaneRender for Carrara here:
The beta 3.0.5.03.32 Carrara plugin thread at the Octane forums, started 2016-10-16, contains several bug fixes and new features, full release log available in the forum thread:
More info about the upcoming Octane V3 release:
The main thread about the OctaneRender Carrara plugin:
At the DAZ3D forums, there is some more info and a few renders:
TangoAlpha has just released a new scene for both Carrara and DAZ Studio (Iray & 3Delight shaders) called Jackson’s Field:
Just around the corner in the fictional English county of Ravenshire is old Farmer Jackson’s ramshackle paddock. Sure, the sheds could use some TLC, and someone needs to tie up that tarp under the barn roof, but the horses don’t mind (when he remembers to keep the gate shut!), and there’s often fresh eggs and milk for sale at the side of the road . . .
This scene includes presets for 3Delight and Iray, plus a fully optimized native Carrara version.
The introduction price is 30% off and you can also get a free HD-addon (worth up to 55$) as a part of the Real Life campaign (and 45% off some other store items), more info here:
The store promo Carrara render:
The DAZ3D store offers 50% off all Carrara items (and all other items too actually) since DAZ Studio 4.9 has just been released, join the release party at:
Offer will continue to the end of the weekend, more details here:
The 5% off gift cards sale can sweeten the deal a little more…