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Rendering Carrara ( and Poser ) Scenes using Blender Cycles—- Some time-saving tools ! 
Posted: 02 March 2013 05:18 PM   [ Ignore ]
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this way :

https://sites.google.com/site/mcasualsdazscripts2/mcjblendbotspecial

it can also be used for Poser Scenes, although there’s caveats

https://sites.google.com/site/mcasualsdazscripts3/teleblendforposer

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Nov 3 2013 corrected mcjBlendBotForCarrara which was now unable to invoke the addCamera function in the mcjBlendBot module
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On my site you can find a script which lets Daz Studio users export
scenes and render them in Blender, including the use of the Blender Cycles renderer

the Daz script exports the scene as an .obj file and creates a python script which is then
used by Blender to load the .obj (scene) and do all the tedious chores needed to make
the scene render correctly.

Since Carrara users also want to render scenes in Blender/Cycles i wrote a blender-python script
which uses the same services as the Daz Studio version :  a kit of blender python scripts named mcjBlendBot )

Later in 2013 i’ll probably improve on this since the results are not as good as the Daz Studio version

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Posted: 02 March 2013 06:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Jacques,

thanks so much for this!

I will try it ASAP. =)

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Posted: 02 March 2013 08:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Casual you are the KING of programmers!

thanks

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Posted: 05 March 2013 04:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thank you for your efforts.

Tried a few quick model exports to obj, dae and 3ds, none worked well with materials, only obj seemed to work, but as you said, lots of extra tweaking is needed.
What Carrara settings for the obj export did you use?

Can’t wait for the updated version!

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Posted: 03 November 2013 11:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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don’t know if it’s a change in Blender but the mcjBlendBotForCarrara module
was not able to do the last step of it’s list of tasks which was the creation of a camera

this was fixed today

so you’d need to download the new zip package
and unzip it in your blender scripts/modules folder

new mcjTeleblender https://sites.google.com/site/mcasualsdazscripts3/mcjteleblender2
old mcjTeleblender https://sites.google.com/site/mcasualsdazscripts/mcjteleblender-for-ds1-2-3-4

In other news you can use the mcjBlendBotForCarrara module to import Poser scenes
it’s explained here : https://sites.google.com/site/mcasualsdazscripts3/teleblendforposer

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Posted: 04 November 2013 06:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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There’s a Poser Python script available here: http://3doutlaw.com/home/?page_id=631&did=17 which is written to automate map gathering and be used with mjcTeleBlender.

I haven’t tried it myself due to being a Blender dunce smile but it may offer the solution you (or rather, your Poser using followers) were hoping for?

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Posted: 04 November 2013 07:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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English Bob - 04 November 2013 06:39 AM

There’s a Poser Python script available here: http://3doutlaw.com/home/?page_id=631&did=17 which is written to automate map gathering and be used with mjcTeleBlender.

I haven’t tried it myself due to being a Blender dunce smile but it may offer the solution you (or rather, your Poser using followers) were hoping for?

nice !

i’ll put a link to it on the teleblender pages

recent render of a daz studio scene

 

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