Digital Art Zone

 
   
2 of 2
2
Terrific Fairy Book by Carrara user :)
Posted: 28 April 2013 02:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
Addict
Avatar
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  6183
Joined  2007-12-04
booksbydavid - 28 April 2013 10:48 AM

My only real problem is I can’t get my wife to paint herself blue and dress up like a fairy.LOL

Why not? Sounds like great fun!

 Signature 

Dartanbeck @ Daz3d          Check out the Carrara Cafe          ►►►  Carrara Information Manual   ◄◄◄

Profile
 
 
Posted: 28 April 2013 05:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
Power Member
Avatar
RankRankRank
Total Posts:  2109
Joined  2008-01-28

gee my wife makes me do that, even though my legs aren’t what they used to b e….

but seriously

smile

looking forward to the next series David!

 Signature 

http://andrewfinnie.blogspot.com.au/

Profile
 
 
Posted: 28 April 2013 09:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
Active Member
RankRank
Total Posts:  374
Joined  2006-08-21
Steve K - 28 April 2013 11:36 AM

Very nice, and a good intro to Blurb which I had not heard of.

I do short animations in Carrara, and have very little need for Poser anymore.  I’m curious if you’ve found limitations in Carrara, where you need Poser.

Steve K.

Using Carrara is much faster for me. I’ve been using it for so long I know where everything is and (mostly) how it works. Carrara does have its shortcomings. Everybody knows that, but I find fun (most of the time) figuring out how to get Carrara to do things for me. I would recommend Carrara in a heartbeat, and do, to anyone that asks what software is good for 3D.

I started with Poser 6 but left it very quickly in favor of Carrara. Poser didn’t interest me until the current version, Poser Pro 2012. Poser’s SSS was mostly what got my attention. I didn’t and still don’t like how Carrara handles SSS. I use it in Carrara when the situation calls for it, but I don’t necessarily love the results. Poser’s SSS is pretty good and with Snarlygribbly’s EZSkin plugin, character renders can look outstanding. And now Poser also has Reality. Playing with Luxrender has been fun. (Yes, I know export to Luxrender is coming to Carrara. I’ll be first in line to grab that).

Poser takes much longer to get things set up than Carrara. I have to decided whether the render I have in mind is worth the time and effort to set up and render in Poser (and now Lux) or not.

In short, Carrara, for me, is good for just about everything and it’s quick. Even with tweeking the odd shader and taking care of whatever other issues might crop up in a particular render, Carrara is still faster than Poser. Poser is good for character shots if I want that little extra something. Also, some poses work better in Poser, and I’ve got Wardrobe Wizard there to help with any odd clothing issues. Everything else goes to Carrara.

One more thing. As I gain experience in this sometimes frustrating hobby, I find that postwork is very important. The more I learn about postwork, the less I really have to worry which software I use. In the end, I don’t think most folks could tell which software I use to get the job done. (but Carrara is my preference)

 Signature 

CG and Me

Profile
 
 
Posted: 28 April 2013 09:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
Active Member
RankRank
Total Posts:  374
Joined  2006-08-21
evilproducer - 28 April 2013 12:08 PM

Very nice David!

Thanks!:-)

 Signature 

CG and Me

Profile
 
 
Posted: 28 April 2013 09:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
Active Member
RankRank
Total Posts:  374
Joined  2006-08-21
Dartanbeck - 28 April 2013 02:20 PM
booksbydavid - 28 April 2013 10:48 AM

My only real problem is I can’t get my wife to paint herself blue and dress up like a fairy.LOL

Why not? Sounds like great fun!

Sounds fun to me, too, but she won’t go for it. Women! Go figure.wink

 Signature 

CG and Me

Profile
 
 
Posted: 28 April 2013 09:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
Active Member
RankRank
Total Posts:  374
Joined  2006-08-21
head wax - 28 April 2013 05:24 PM

gee my wife makes me do that, even though my legs aren’t what they used to b e….

but seriously

smile

looking forward to the next series David!

LOL

I’ve got a start on it. I’m waiting to get a couple more renders before I start showing anything. That way I can stay ahead of myself.

 Signature 

CG and Me

Profile
 
 
Posted: 29 April 2013 09:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
Active Member
Avatar
RankRank
Total Posts:  797
Joined  2003-10-09
booksbydavid - 28 April 2013 09:36 PM

...
In short, Carrara, for me, is good for just about everything and it’s quick. Even with tweeking the odd shader and taking care of whatever other issues might crop up in a particular render, Carrara is still faster than Poser. Poser is good for character shots if I want that little extra something. ...

OK, thanks for the very detailed response.  I agree on all points, although I am not familiar with the latest Poser features/plugins.  For animations, I don’t do many detailed character portraits, probably why I don’t miss Poser.  I do use large detailed stills, but normally of large scenes of buildings, landscapes, ships, etc. (the “money shot”, larger than the frame to allow panning), and Carrara does that very well.  I can see in your book why Poser offers some nice features for character portraits.

Steve K.

Profile
 
 
   
2 of 2
2