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Posted: 19 November 2013 12:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 181 ]
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Sorry I’ve been away for a while. I’ll be back soon ...and with much to say, I’m sure.
I will be trying to update a lot of information as well as to write some new articles regarding helping new Carrara users find their materials, getting started, and making the art they came to make. I am also in the process of writing some articles for Carrara Cafe and hope to see you all over there as well.

If you have a need for any specific information you’d like for me to discuss, please… post a reply in here wink

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Posted: 12 December 2013 10:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 182 ]
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This Carrara Information Manual is quite a piece of work, Dartanbeck.  Have you considered formalizing it somewhat?  It might make it more accessible.

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Posted: 12 December 2013 10:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 183 ]
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Rottenham - 12 December 2013 10:19 AM

This Carrara Information Manual is quite a piece of work, Dartanbeck.  Have you considered formalizing it somewhat?  It might make it more accessible.

As a matter of fact, I think of that every time I use it - which is quite often! It took a lot of time to get it to where it is now, which has gone through many changes - but it seems to even take longer to edit - but, yes. I will be working on it again fairly soon. The most often adjustments that I make are updating the list in the Forum Help Links post, and lately trying to get stuff updated from the beta version of 8.5 to the new release. We are now hitting that time of year when I can start getting busy on this again. Although I reserve the right to do it how I feel that I like it to be, I certainly welcome (and appreciate) any advice you (or anybody else) have on this subject. Of course, the long the strategy might take, the less likely it will be that I implement it - but, then again, you never know… I do want this to end up looking and working very smoothly - hence the in-thread links to other places within the thread to assist in navigation.

Your input is most welcome on this wink

Also, I’m glad you like it. I use it constantly to help save me from having to type the same things over again. Also whenever I need to look up plugin information, or get links to their sites, I enjoy using the Carrara Plugins FAQ & Information   -  By Jay_NOLA post. It all started off as a thought towards making a consolidated Index for Cripeman’s Carrara Video Tutorials, so I asked his permission to do so. As I began putting it together, but before submitting the new post, I realized that I really wanted to do a lot more with this single thread. Turn it into an encyclopedia of Carrara topics using both links and writings of my own thoughts. Of course, like the plugins FAQ by JAY_NOLA, I welcome others to write in here, too. If it is relevant to my goal for this thread, I’ll link it up to the main table of contents.

Sometimes it gets to a point where I have a lot of things to add. This is how it ends up getting less organized and more haphazard looking - because I really just drop in the links and thoughts and go - hoping to come back and organize it later. Some of the clean up process has been taking place, but not as much as I’d like. Soon, perhaps. smile

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Posted: 12 December 2013 10:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 184 ]
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Eventually I’d like to get it into a good order for a manual sort of thing.

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Posted: 12 December 2013 11:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 185 ]
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IMO, if you don’t get a RoboHelp author to work under your guidance reformatting the CIM, this valuable content will remain in journal form, and be missed by many of the people who would benefit from it.

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Posted: 12 December 2013 01:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 186 ]
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You may be right on that. That’s where the links are used to help organize everything. You’ll see. Pretty soon I’ll do a massive fix to it. You’ll be amazed at what I can get done on this in just a few days. wink

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Posted: 22 December 2013 07:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 187 ]
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I have a question about the native content and I hope one of you is able to answer it. The guide on https://helpdaz.zendesk.com/entries/21966849-How-to-Install-Carrara-8-5-Pro-with-Install-Manager seems to contradict itself about the 8.5 Native content.
In the middle of the guide it is said to instal “Carrara 8 Native Content” and “Carrara 8.5 Pro Native Content” if you have the pro version, and to install the “Carrara 8 Native Content” and “Carrara 8.5 Native Content” if you have the standard version.
on the end of page the writers says

11.  To restate, you will need to install Native Content for Carrara 8.5:

Carrara 8.5 Pro

Carrara 8 Native Content
Carrara 8.5 Pro Native Content
Carrara 8.5 (Standard) Content


Carrara 8.5 (Standard)

Carrara 8 Native Content
Carrara 8.5 (Standard) Content

This seems a little bit strange to me. It doesn’t seem really logical to have to install the “Carrara 8.5 (Standard) Native Content” When you already need to install the “...Pro Native Content”.
I hope that one of you has enough in dept information about it.

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Posted: 22 December 2013 08:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 188 ]
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With the Pro version you get more extras. The 8.5 Pro Native content and the 8.5 standard content are different bundles of Genesis related stuff. I don’t have c8.5 yet, but from things I have read, I believe the c8.5 Standard content includes the Genesis figure ad some basic stuff to get you going with it. The C8.5 Pro bundle is probably different high end stuff to go with the Genesis figure- hence the reason you need the C8.5 Standard bundle.

The C8 Native content is all the stuff needed for the scene wizards, leaves, models, textures, etc.

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Posted: 22 December 2013 08:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 189 ]
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Yup.
The 8.5 Native content is simply extra goodies for those whom have purchased Carrara 8.5 and the Carrara 8 Native content is all of the stuff that comes with Carrara to make up the complete browser full of cool stuff, examples, and the stuff that makes the Wizard work.

Pro 8.5 comes with another elite shader set for M5 and another for V5, as well as all the extra goodies.

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Posted: 22 December 2013 09:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 190 ]
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The two 8.5 content items are just Carrara specific shaders:

8.5 Content is the Carrara shaders for M5 & V5
8.5 Pro Content is the Benjamin for M5 Carrara shaders.

You definitely need to in stall the Carrara 8 Native Content.as that has sample scenes, props, etc.

The older C8 had some separate installers for V4 & M4 Carrara shaders that aren’t in 8.5 I had filed a support ticket to get them put into 8.5 & 8.5 Pro or to make them available in the store for purchase but support never replied to the ticket.

 

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Posted: 22 December 2013 09:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 191 ]
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Jay_NOLA - 22 December 2013 09:39 PM

The two 8.5 content items are just Carrara specific shaders:

8.5 Content is the Carrara shaders for M5 & V5
8.5 Pro Content is the Benjamin for M5 Carrara shaders.

You definitely need to in stall the Carrara 8 Native Content.as that has sample scenes, props, etc.

The older C8 had some separate installers for V4 & M4 Carrara shaders that aren’t in 8.5 I had filed a support ticket to get them put into 8.5 & 8.5 Pro or to make them available in the store for purchase but support never replied to the ticket.

Wow! That sucks about the V4 and M4 stuff! I will have to be careful when pointing people to the M4 and V4 skin textures, if they’ve never owned a previous copy of Carrara Pro.

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Posted: 23 December 2013 07:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 192 ]
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Not really. I think that we, who have bought it back then, and got our yummy free stuff, got rewarded for doing so. That doesn’t mean that DAZ needs to honor that for every sale until the end of time. It really is great getting free stuff - and I’m sure that 9 will offer another great pile of sweet stuff to play with.
When I got Carrara 8 Pro, it didn’t come with all of the free stuff that I got from Carrara 7 Pro - but it did include some new stuff that didn’t come with 7. The same with 6 Pro.It came with stuff that wasn’t included in 7, as far as extra stuff to download. we still do get a lot of cool stuff, though.

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Posted: 24 December 2013 08:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 193 ]
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ah the lesser spotted Carrara manual LOL

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Posted: 05 January 2014 06:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 194 ]
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Dart,
I discover only now this thread, it is a true gold mine for Carrara’ ists and others.
It is sure, I put this link in my favorites !
Thank you !

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Posted: 05 January 2014 08:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 195 ]
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Thanks, both of you.
It may be a lot of time and effort, but it’s definitely of the most enjoyable kind - for me, anyways! wink

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