Britney totally ROCKS, doesn’t she? She’ll have your CPU heating up that sink in no time!
On another note entirely,
I made a rude, laughing comment last night which prevented me from sleeping - which is bad for a manual labor intense job. I’m home with a broken toe as we speak. Nonetheless, I should really have gotten my sleepless arse out of bed and made this reply then… and I’d probably slept just fine, except that I also plagued myself with an exciting new Carrara product idea… at least my adrenaline is totally cranked, and I have a couple of day to just Carrara Out!!! Yaaaaay! And now on with my reply:
It was mentioned that, with the up-and-coming particle system for DS, it may something or other take away the big advantage that Carrara has over DS… different words, but you get my drift… and I laughed at the notion. Well I feel that I owe everyone reading that a big fat apology
For a Carrara nut like myself, it would be a very doubtful switch. But if I think about it, If I were in a situation where money prevented me from getting Carrara, I strongly feel that one of the Best options on the table right now - in the entire realm of 3d CGI, using Poser/DS figures and their accessories, has to be the incredible Daz3d software bundle - which is (really? Thanks Daz!) currently FREE!
Especially for those who have already purchased any one of those packages (or more), there’s no wasted investment there - because the worth entirely and immensely outweighs the expense. Here’s my point.
In that bundle, the 3d artist now has complete access to:
Daz Studio 4.5 Pro
Utilizing an ingenious use of the latest SubD benefits, the new Daz models are a true step into a fresh, incredibly powerful set of tools and products to achieve amazing art without any other software, whatsoever.
Oh… one of the things that drove me in the direction of Carrara in the first place, is that Poser didn’t have a good way of modeling 3d meshes - that I was aware of,anyways. Well Daz Studio connects flawlessly (on my machines) to:
A powerful and easy to use modeler who’s bridge to Daz Studio was so well designed that it must be the absolute most efficient method on the planet to create custom assets for use in either Poser or Daz3d. With Daz Studio Pro’s content tools and this exceptional mesh maker/tweaker, the artists capabilities just went far beyond what many others can do with such little hassle.
Bryce 7 Pro
Really? I get to add this baby to the list? Where do I begin. I guess it’s hard to for me. With Carrara, I never had to try and wrap my head around what it is that you do in this interface to get something into fruition. But I do have some Master Series products that will introduce me and get me going when the time is right.
Seeing what so many others have done with Bryce truly speaks for itself about the power that you have as a 3d artist with this software. And there are plenty of products available to keep this tool around for decades - truly. It, too has a DS bridge. Again… I don’t have the slightest idea what this lets you do… but I’m sure it makes everything even that much more exciting.
Now let’s not forget Poser - because Poser is huge for a good reason. I really enjoyed my stint in it, and it really is the blaming factor for getting into this maddening hobby/profession to start with. Max came first… but Poser was more fun! (I truly have more fun in everything mentioned above over Max, but Max is definitely the choice for those looking for an apprenticeship in a 3d lab)
The Daz3d Software bundle opens up huge possibilities for the Poser artist as well. If I were using Poser as my movie clip render softy, I could use Bryce to make panoramic globes. Poser doesn’t like it so much if you build the entire surrounding horizon (if it has to be vast) with vast numbers of polys. Panoramic globes are a great solution. I could (and would) use DS > Hex > DS > CR2 to create my custom movement morphs in clothes and hair. The possibilities go on and on…
For me, there’s no place like home. And I live in Carrara. But the Daz3d bundle - especially because of Daz’s own baby, Daz | Studio Pro - is a great set of tools to accomplish the entire needs of a 3d CGI movie, painting, comic, novel cover… whatever you want - all with the aid of the amazing Daz artists.
In all, I take it back - and apologize.