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Posted: 04 July 2013 04:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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That’s really great, I have been having a hard time trying to find tutorials for new users, have already downloaded the pdf for level of complexity and will start going through it. Thank you.

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Posted: 04 July 2013 05:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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There are two very important series of Carrara tutorials, but not free. These are very good.

http://www.daz3d.com/carrara-8-training-instant-digital-download

http://www.daz3d.com/advanced-carrara-techniques

These give a good foundation for Carrara.

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Posted: 04 July 2013 06:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Might have to put them on my wish list, funds are low at the moment but I am expecting a bit of extra cash at the end of the month. grin

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Posted: 04 July 2013 02:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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If you want a nice free pre-made scene to pick apart that uses a lot of specialized Carrara features and that has a nice manual with some tips and tricks, then download this scene. I created the scene as a learning exercise and as a thank you for all the help I’ve received from the Carrara community over the years. No account required!
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7370483/Fantasy-terrain1.7.zip

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Posted: 04 July 2013 02:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Thank you so much for this, I have downloaded the file and have done a couple of renders to have a look at things and it is really awesome.

The help and tips everyone’s given me has been so great that I really don’t know what to say except WOW!

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Posted: 05 July 2013 05:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Thank you EvilP as well!  It’s very generous of you to give your art to help a newbie. I also have your fire download from ShareCG which really helped me with setting up a log fire… brilliant!

http://www.sharecg.com/v/38198/view/5/3D-Model/Campfire


Cheers, SileneUK

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Posted: 05 July 2013 06:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Thank you both. Glad I could help! I should look at the fire and probably update it as I’ve learned quite a bit since I first posted it.

Here’s the link to my ShareCG account. There’s stuff there of various quality. Some are proofs of concept and aren’t really “finished” as they’re meant to be starting points. I do have some nice large format spherical renders of the Dystopia City blocks in both day and night versions.
http://www.ShareCG.com/pf/full_uploads.php?pf_user_name=evilproducer


There’s also Carrara Cafe which has lots of nice tutorials, freebies and a forum where you can upload zip files if you want to share a shader you’ve created or an object or something.
http://carraracafe.com/

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Posted: 07 July 2013 05:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Pjotter - 04 July 2013 05:10 AM

There are two very important series of Carrara tutorials, but not free. These are very good.

http://www.daz3d.com/carrara-8-training-instant-digital-download

http://www.daz3d.com/advanced-carrara-techniques

These give a good foundation for Carrara.

My really nice ISP doesn’t mind if I pay this months bill a week late so I was able to purchase the first training disk today. Have gone through the first two chapters and have learned lots already, especially time saving tips.

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Posted: 07 July 2013 07:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Yes, they are good and a very good starting point for Carrara. Then the YouTube videos are easier to understand. Also consider the book Carrara 1 Bible. Very old, but almost everything is still usable. There is a thread going about (this) animation books. Very cheap. Used for 2 dollar + shipping at Amazon.

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