Updated beta of Carrara available: Carrara BETA version 8.5.1.17

Updated beta of Carrara available: Carrara BETA version 8.5.1.17

An update to the previous news post about a new Carrara BETA version.
Since then, two BETA versions have been posted, the change notes are listed below.
Go to the DAZ3D Forum for more details and join the beta test to help find any bugs that may be left.

Post from DAZ_Spooky about the last update:

Two major things in this update.
1. The parameters pane glitch is fixed. (Where the Pose Controls were hidden).
2. If you have your Genesis/Genesis 2 Male/Genesis 2 Female morphs for a figure in multiple mapped directories, they will all work now. (For example if you followed our recommended practices and had all your DAZ 3D purchased morphs, installed by Install Manager, in one directory, and had morphs you purchased from another store or created using Generation X in another directory, they will, now, all work.) Mil 4, for example Victoria 4, EXP morphs (which, to my knowledge, are only sold at DAZ 3D) are still all required to be in the same mapped Runtime, like in DS and Poser.

 

What is new in this version?

The 8.5.1.17 version implements support for PostgreSQL and includes some bug fixes. We are well aware that we have not resolved all issues.

Public BETA 3 (8.5.1.17) improvements are:
1) Fixed an issue with morphs not displaying when using PostgreSQL
2) Fixed OS X version string

Public BETA 2 (8.5.1.14) improvements are:
1) Fixed crashes related to not having Valentina installed when using PostgreSQL.

 

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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:

Monique_6_Carrara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

screen_capture

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you Ringo for the freebie, looks great!

 

 

 

New Shaders for Carrara

New Shaders for Carrara

Free Professional 3D Shaders for Carrara  

All artworks and shaders created by Kirk Saavedra

large collection kirk

He writes on his site:

“…Our shader collections include a large array of shaders like: glass, plastic, wood, bars, metal, paper, rust, clean metals, cloth, leather etc and the best part it is all free!

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Carrara – Realism Rendering Training Video (Infinite Skills)

Carrara – Realism Rendering Training Video (Infinite Skills)

Carrara Realism Rendering

Carrara – Realism Rendering Training Video

New tutorial series by Phil Wilkes at Infinite Skills online: http://www.infiniteskills.com/carrara/

Course Description:

“…You will start by learning about the render settings in Carrara, then jump into learning how to create realistic lighting. Phil will take you through worked examples, including a vehicle, and the interior and exterior. This video tutorial also takes you through a worked example of a human, including creating the character clothing, skin, eyes, and hair, and rendering the final character…” (more…)

Carrara Challenge X “Past hopes and present nostalgia”

Carrara Challenge X – Past hopes and present nostalgia

With Prizes Brought to You by Daz and HowieFarkes

DAZ has been very generous in encouraging these Carrara Challenges and has offered to support us once a month!
DAZ is donating:
1st Place: $100 towards Daz owned items.
2nd Place: $50 towards Daz owned items.
3rd Place: $25 towards Daz owned items.

In addition, two Honorable Mentions will receive a $10 Daz owned item.

This month’s sponsor is HowieFarkes and winners will also receive items from his store.

Summary:
Each artist may submit up to two images by 9pm Mountain Time MT, July 14th, 2014.

The subject is “Past hopes and present nostalgia”. It’s a two sided theme with a render illustrating either the idea people from the past had of our present time and/or what we can be nostalgic of their time.
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/42599/
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