New Carrara plugin: VWD Cloth And Hair by philemot

New Carrara plugin: VWD Cloth And Hair by philemot

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hair Tutorial Series 2 by Jonstark

Carrara Hair Tutorials Series 2 In Seven Parts by Jonstark

Part 1 – Other Tools (“Creating and animating a slightly more complex hairstyle with Carrara dynamic hair.”)

Part 2 – Shader Room (“Creating and animating a slightly more complex hairstyle with Carrara dynamic hair – A discussion of some of the effects possible in the hair shaders.”)

Part 3 – Shaping (“Creating and animating a slightly more complex hairstyle with Carrara dynamic hair.”)

Part 4 – Additional Tool Notes (“Creating and animating a slightly more complex hairstyle with Carrara dynamic hair.”)

Part 5 – Hair Groups (“Creating and animating a slightly more complex hairstyle with Carrara dynamic hair.”)

Part 6 – Styling (“Creating and animating a more complex dynamic Carrara hairstyle.”)

Part 7 – Animation & Final Notes (“A second tutorial to create and animate a more complex hairstyle using Carrara dynamic hair.”)

 

Hair Tutorials Series by Jonstark

Carrara Hair Tutorials Series In Seven Parts by Jonstark

Part 1 – Overview (“Carrara Hair Tutorial. This first part is just an overview.”)

Part 2 – Low Poly Proxy (“Setting up the low poly proxy and why I use it.”)

Part 3 – Grow Region Tool (“Adding hair to the figure and determining where the hair will grow.”)

Part 4 – Guide Hair Tools (“The importance of guide hairs and how they work.”)

Part 5 – Brush and Push tools and Dynamic Draping (“The Brush and Push tools s well as dynamic draping simulation and suggested settings.”)

Part 6 – Cut and Length tools, Auto Grouping (“Further syling the hair and the importance of auto grouping to keep ‘loose’ strands from falling through the mode.”)

Part 7 – Hair Simulation and Animation (“Animation of the hair and some notes on various simulation settings to try to achieve the most realistic movement possible.”)

 

Hair Segments Tutorial

“A quick tutorial about Carrara hair and the number of segments that should be used for natural human hair dynamic sims” by Jonstark.

 

Dynamic Hair Shader – timelapse/walk-through


timelapse/walk-through exploring some of Carrara’s Dynamic Hair Shader parameters applied to a simple single-guide ponytail – approx 25min edited and sped up to about 4min. As you watch the video remember that the guide hair is not changing at all, just the hair shader.

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