Hi, I do not read these forum as much as before, but stumbled across this thread and want to chime in:
You can bring poser / daz, a character in Cinema4D?
Yes, directly, see below.
Yes, with Interposer Pro.. DAZ/Poser content very much like in Carrara, at least that is my understanding (haven’t used it in years), people that use it seem very happy with it. There is no Genesis support .... yet, I’ve read posts that indicate this is in development. The other option is to set up your character in DS/Carrara/Poser, export to .obj (no rigging so you must pose first), then import into C4D (or Modo, etc.)
I have used Carrara almost 5 years now. 9 months ago, I purchased Cinema 4D Studio. I use 3D modeling / animation for a non-profit project I am working on, but still I do not have oceans of time, so I gave up Carrara because of its time-line. I spent too much time making even simple animations. For the Original Poster: I saw no bad renderings from Carrara, on the contrary - Carrara was perfect for me, hadn’t it been for the timeline and a few other things. Ok, I went for C4D.
To jorge and dustrider:
I was first VERY disappointed with Cinema 4D regarding animation. I asked the Maxon (makers of C4D) sales people, I asked their support people. I asked in the C4D forums. I think I even asked here. And everyone tells me I must use Interposer Pro. I actually tried it, but it was not good friends with me, so I dropped it.
Then, as I started to know C4D better, and started to get some clues about what rigging and bones etc is (It worked out of the box in Carrara so I did not bother learning it:). Then I discovered a new application (new to me): Daz Studio. And it was free to boot! So I downloaded the app. I then I started to experiment and lo and behold:
You can import daz Genesis directly into C4D, animation, warts and all - it plays out of the box! Morphs included! Why didn’t anyone tell me this, from the beginning? Add a couple of IK chains to the legs and arms, and the fantastic C-Motion in C4D also works! Slim characters, fat characters, adults, old, young - children, freaks - everything you make in Daz Studio can be played back directly in C4D.
You just have to export to the FBX file format - that’s all.
I had a large library of characters, animals and creatures etc purchased from the DAZ Store - all in a sudden it all became available. Especially some cartoon characters I purchased to use in Carrara - I love them, they work like a charm in C4D, when I first load them in Daz Studio and then export them. Even textures for some clothes I tweaked in Carrara, look great in C4D after stopping by in Daz Studio.
The best part - I am still a Daz Store Customer!
BTW: I have a new full licence for Modo 601 that I want to sell, if anyone is interested.. I am not using it at all.