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Luxus for Carrara released! Intro sale price at 30% off.
Posted: 26 May 2013 09:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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ProPose - 26 May 2013 09:02 AM

check the install path is what comes to mind

Well, as I said earlier, the files are in the Extensions folder.  That’s where they’re supposed to be, correct?

I’d start by deleting the existing files and reinstall with the installer

Still no.

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Posted: 26 May 2013 09:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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OK, I figured it out, but it was odd.  I didn’t have 8.1 installed, so I installed it and installed Luxus there as well.  Now it works in 8.1 and 8.5.

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Posted: 26 May 2013 10:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Oooooo! New toys! I’ve been using Luxrender via Reality in Poser for a while. I’m very happy that I can now use Lux via Luxus in Carrara. Outstanding news!

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Posted: 26 May 2013 11:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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No joy in Mudville. :(

This is the first item I’ve tried to purchase here at DAZ in ages and it’s not going well. The purchase will not go through. The cart says I have 1 item in my cart but when I try to purchase it tells me my cart is empty.

Frustrating. Contacting support now.

So sad.

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Posted: 26 May 2013 11:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Hi,

I’m very happy to see something new about Carrara on the Daz shop,
but is it a good idea to purchase “Luxus for Carrara” whith a Mac ?

I downloaded the “luxus render plugin” on Carrara cafe but I just get a yellow window (same as holly wetcircuit)
is the luxus plugin for Carrara needed to use the “Luxus for carrar” ?

Most of the time Daz sell products without documentation and it’s not very easy when your language is not english to understand all the forum explications.

My dream is to have a tutorial step by step

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Posted: 26 May 2013 12:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Hi,

here you find more informations: http://carraracafe.com/forum-3/#cid=1,tid=59

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Posted: 26 May 2013 12:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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The product has a PDF instruction manual.  See the Spheric Labs Labs entry in the Carrara plugin FAQ & Information post.  I put a link to it, links to other things, and stated to compile a FAQ about the plugin.  (Did all last night at around 2:30 AM and have been doing minor edits during the day.)


http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/15970/P105/#290982

Jamy pruvot - 26 May 2013 11:40 AM

Hi,

I’m very happy to see something new about Carrara on the Daz shop,
but is it a good idea to purchase “Luxus for Carrara” whith a Mac ?

I downloaded the “luxus render plugin” on Carrara cafe but I just get a yellow window (same as holly wetcircuit)
is the luxus plugin for Carrara needed to use the “Luxus for carrar” ?

Most of the time Daz sell products without documentation and it’s not very easy when your language is not english to understand all the forum explications.

My dream is to have a tutorial step by step

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Posted: 26 May 2013 12:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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booksbydavid - 26 May 2013 11:26 AM

No joy in Mudville. :(

This is the first item I’ve tried to purchase here at DAZ in ages and it’s not going well. The purchase will not go through. The cart says I have 1 item in my cart but when I try to purchase it tells me my cart is empty.

Frustrating. Contacting support now.

So sad.

That’s a known problem that has been around for a while. To get around it you need to add another item—anything—to the cart. After that the hidden item should show up along with the new one which can then be deleted.

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Posted: 26 May 2013 01:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Kodiak3D - 26 May 2013 08:06 AM

You should inform Luxrender that a plugin is now available for Carrara.

Thanks, made a thread and PM’s the main dev, more info here:
http://www.luxrender.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=10092

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Posted: 26 May 2013 03:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Sweet, got a news post and a Carrara link on the main Luxrender site:
http://www.luxrender.net/en_GB/index

Carrara is now part of the Luxrender team together with 3dsmax, Cinema4D, XSI, Poser, Blender.
There are many more expensive 3D apps that does not have Luxrender exporters, a big thank you to Spheric Labs!

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Posted: 26 May 2013 05:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Yep LightWave still doesn’t have a Lux exporter despite several valiant attempts in the past. My primitive skills just aren’t up to the task of taking something like this on.

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Posted: 26 May 2013 06:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Oh looks good.

BTW anyone know when the sale ends.  I am juggling things as I just shot my budget signing up for HitFilm Ultimate 2 kickstarter to get a killer price .

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Posted: 26 May 2013 07:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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I hope it’s ok to ask a few questions, here.  If not, I’ll start a new thread.

Is there a way to saved the scene to render later?
Does DOF work in this version?

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Posted: 26 May 2013 07:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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DOF didn’t work in the first release of Luxus for DS (much to the annoyance of many-a user), so I would assume it was added this time around.

With Luxus for DS you had to use very small F-stop settings to get desired results. You could need to use anything as low as .01 - maybe more. F-stop isn’t actually tied to DOF in LuxRender, so that might have something to do with the strange settings. Hope this helps. It has been too long since I did any rendering/playing with cameras in Carrara, so I don’t even recall how DOF works there.

You should be able to save the scene as a .lux to render later (will do this at export from Carrara). Luxrender will intermittently save a .flm while rendering which you can use to resume your render. You can also manually save a .flm yourself by going to File > Save FLM. I don’t know where exports from C are being saved, but with Luxus for DS they were being saved to a temp location that wiped every time you rest your computer (or was it whenever you ended a DS session?). Make sure you’re scenes aren’t being saved to a temp location - or doom!

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Posted: 26 May 2013 08:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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Jamy pruvot - 26 May 2013 11:40 AM

but is it a good idea to purchase “Luxus for Carrara” whith a Mac ?

I downloaded the “luxus render plugin” on Carrara cafe but I just get a yellow window (same as holly wetcircuit)

I did get it to work, although I didn’t keep up with all the betas during his very fast development cycle…

The thing is to be very thorough with all your shaders, to convert them all to the Lux shaders. I actually had at least 1 non-lux shader that sneaked through (not really sure how it rendered, I didn’t see anything horrible in the render), but it seems having Carrara shaders in the scene was the problem I had….

Salem2007 - 26 May 2013 07:33 PM

I hope it’s ok to ask a few questions, here.  If not, I’ll start a new thread.

Is there a way to saved the scene to render later?
Does DOF work in this version?

I don’t know about DOF…, but when I used the beta Carrara writes a LuxRender scene file. I was able to double-click these scene files to launch LuxRender…. Writing the scene file seems to launch LuxRender, but I assume can just cancel the render….

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