How does this compare to luxus for DS?
Does it render faster? I assume that it doesn’t since they use they same thinghy, then again i don’t know anything bout programming. Maybe with carrara being so much faster than ds, this has some effect on the render speed…
Can you use the same shaders in Luxus studio and carrara?
It is the same render engine so Rendering speeds are going to be the same.
Arguably Luxus for Carrara is as powerful as Luxus and Elixur(LuxRender shader mixer plugin) for DAZ Studio.
Getting the shaders sharable between apps would have been nice, but its not really possible at this point. This is probably something that could be added, but would require DAZ adding functionality and do it via duf/dsf.
The alternative and probably the route I will take Luxus is to support a Lmb2(LuxRender material database file) importer/exporter in both.
That being said, no one should misunderstand, the Carrara shader system here is pretty handy. You can save your LuxRender shader network to a shader file and reuse it all over the place.