I’ve used iClone a bunch. I enjoy its ease of use, but it’s pretty bare when compared to other packages.
And I’m not really looking for “easy.” I use Blender a lot, and that’s not really easy.
But I like animating, not rigging and modelling and everything else associated with it. So ideally I’d like a powerful animation package that I can “easily” import DAZ (and Poser) content into. I’ve been waiting for Carrara 8.5 for what seems like a year now, and I’m looking for other alternatives. Blender is awesome, but, as I said, importing DAZ content is a pain, at best.
I haven’t played with it yet, but I was under the impression that 3Dexchange 5 imported DAZ models, but at a very, very low detail level, and without the ability to do some basics, such as facial animation. So they could be used, for instance, as background models but wouldn’t be good for any up close, detailed animations. No?
Didn’t mean to hijack the thread.
I just saw the DAZ figure in the Houdini clip and thought maybe this would solve some of my problems!