These can be frustrating times for Carrara users and owners. The 8.5 cycle has dragged on and on (which is required if its not ready ).......the feature set besides content driven implementations gets less dynamic each version number along.
There is sense that DAZ has a difficult time working on all this content sharing interfacing with Genesis and Daz studio and Carrara. And if you are not a big content user of Carrara you can only imagine of all that effort being put into instead some features that could really need improvement and or additions .
So why bother with all this ? Especially when one might have other choices—-
Because Carrara is just so fun to use. Out of the box and with a little tutorials here and there and you can be up and running quickly . Give it some effort and you can produce some awesome stuff. It excels at quick results.
And Carrara does so much….......its width and breath of features really can compete with the big fellas in many ways.
It could be even much more .....but that’s one of the frustrations with Daz.
Still what it is .....what it does—keeps it in my toolbox .