I’d also reccommend PhilW’s tutorials available here at DAZ:
I haven’t seen them myself, but Phil is really an expert at Carrara. I’ll probably pick up Advanced Techniques myself before long.
Echo that! I always give a thumbs-up for Phil’s training. Great stuff there.
It’s also easy—as this thread shows—to get focused on just one way to solve a problem. I would have done the same…pounded my head over Anything Glows… Then 3DAGE comes along and shows a completely different (and easier IMO) way to acheive an equally cool effect. Sometimes you need to take a break, clear your mind and try to approach from a different angle.
Trust me, learn the program first. You will be amazed at how much easier things become and what you are capable of doing once you do.
More echoing. Start small…work upwards from there.