►►► Carrara Resources ◄◄◄

DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 6,943
edited December 2013 in Carrara Discussion

I love how Carrara is of the nature where you can do nearly anything you need done in this field, directly within Carrara. But another part of Carrara's magic is how it can work with content made for other software, such as Poser and now, with version 8.5, Daz Studio. Some of us can use all the help we can get, either because of our time limitations or simply because we really want to direct more than create, or any number of other reasons. I know that many people, myself included, are always on the look out for helpful products that we can add to Carrara to make our lives easier and our experiences more fun, more productive, more artistic, and so on. I also get asked about where to find 'this' or 'that' that is either made for Carrara, or that includes files that work specifically for Carrara. So I've decided to create yet another index-styled list for use in helping myself and others find Carrara stuff - without having to rely on the Search feature here in the store. Sometimes we're not exactly sure what we're looking for, and would rather browse through various availabilities - perhaps for an idea on what to get in the future, or perhaps what to make for ourselves.

Such a resource will certainly require a good bit of updating to keep current with what's available. If you know of items either for Carrara or that come with Carrara settings for ease of use in Carrara, please post what you know in this thread to help out the cause and I'll do my best to get this main post updated. Since it is against the TOS of these forums to provide links to competitor store's sites or products, please respect this within.

We also have the wonderful Carrara Plugins FAQ & Information - By Jay_NOLA to help to find out more about plugins for Carrara. Thanks Jay!
Carrara Plugins FAQ & Information - By Jay_NOLA
Jay compilled and organized a great measure of info regarding Plugins specific to our
beloved Carrara. FAQ, Information and Links to help you determine which are right for you. Thank You Jay_NOLA!

Plugins
BVH/PZ2 Exporter for Carrara by Fenric
Pose Helper for Carrara by Fenric
Carrara Enhanced Remote Control by Fenric
Pose and Shading Tools 2 by Fenric
MDD File Format for Carrara by Fenric
Posing Pack 3 by Fenric

Advance Pack by Inagoni (set of 6 incredible plugins)
ArchiTools for Carrara by Inagoni

Luxus for Carrara by Spheric Labs


Shaders
Props for Landscape Scenes: 15 Shaders for Exteriors by magaremoto

Digital Painters Shaders by Ringo Monfort
DP Veloute Materials For Carrara by Ringo Monfort
DigitalPainters Shaders Vol II by Ringo Monfort
DigitalPainters Shader Bundle by Ringo Monfort
DigitalPainters Shaders Vol III by Ringo Monfort
DP Ultimate Carrara Bundle by Ringo Monfort
DP Carrara Master Collection Shaders by Ringo Monfort

DeCarlo's BlueprintsEzine - Donation-Ware Shaders by Rebecca DeCarlo
____ Elven Silk shaders
____ Elven Stockings shaders
____ AcryLatex shaders
____ Natural Suede shaders
____ Buffed Leather shaders
____ Rough Leather shaders
____ Soft Leather shaders
____ SnakeSkin shaders
____ Super Shiny shaders


Hair
Crista Hair by PhilW
Paige Hair by PhilW
Sidelong Hair by PhilW
Dynamic Skye Hair by PhilW
Addison Hair for Carrara by PhilW

ModaCuts AtoE by DAZ 3D & AprilYSH
ModaCuts Expansion Pack by Ringo Monfort


Models
Destroyer HMS August by Phillip Drawbridge (Star Ship)
SUB Mariner by Phillip Drawbridge (Submarine Vessel)
Deep Space Heavy Cruiser by Phillip Drawbridge (Star Ship)
AH-9200X - Fast Attack Aircraft by Phillip Drawbridge (Aircraft)
HMS Fairborne by Phillip Drawbridge (Star Ship)

Monolithic Supercomputers by Tim Payne

DeCarlo's BlueprintsEzine - Donation-Ware Props by Rebecca DeCarlo
____ Dancing Moon Carrara Prop


Scenes and Scenery
Studio Paris by Age of Armour

Starry Sky for Carrara by Dartanbeck
Carrara EnvironKit - Woodlands by Dartanbeck
Carrara EnvironKit - Underwater Realms by Dartanbeck

the Corner in Box by GKDantas

Country Lane by Howie Farkes
Country Lane Hedgerow by Howie Farkes
Country Lane - Bundle by Howie Farkes
Country Lane 2 by Howie Farkes
Country Lane 2 - Autumnia by Howie Farkes
Country Lane 2 - Bundle by Howie Farkes
Country Lane - Super Bundle by Howie Farkes
Secret Lake by Howie Farkes
Secret Lake Seasons by Howie Farkes
Secret Lake - Bundle by Howie Farkes
Maple Meadows by Howie Farkes
Stoney Creek by Howie Farkes
Stoney Creek Beechdale by Howie Farkes
Stoney Creek Sprucevale by Howie Farkes
Stoney Creek Bundle by Howie Farkes
World Gardens Japan by Howie Farkes
World Gardens Japan Seasons by Howie Farkes
World Gardens Japan Bundle by Howie Farkes
World Gardens Byodo In by Howie Farkes
World Gardens Maze by Howie Farkes
Forest Drive by Howie Farkes
Valle Alpina by Howie Farkes
Darkwald by Howie Farkes
Noble Pines by Howie Farkes

Props for Landscape Scenes: The Beach by magaremoto
Hi res Spherical Sets by magaremoto

Picnic Table and Fire Pit Grille by mmoir
Stone & Boulder Pack by mmoir
Replicator Grass Pack by mmoir
Dining Room Table & Chairs by mmoir
Old Country Houses by mmoir
Old Country Houses Xtension Pak by mmoir
Carrara's Mystic Gorge by mmoir
Carrara's BMF Landscape Pack by mmoir
Carrara's BMF Winter Pak by mmoir
Carrara BMF Clouds and Tropics by mmoir
Carrara's Waldon Park by mmoir
Carrara's Island Butte Cafe by mmoir

Tectonics Evolved Vol 1 by Orestes Graphics
Tectonics Evolved Vol 2 Sci Fi by Orestes Graphics
Tectonics Evolved Vol 3 Fantasy by Orestes Graphics

An English Village by PhilW
Carrara Fantasy Village by PhilW

Orange Street by 3DAGE

Carrara Vista In the Clouds by 3D Celebrity

RADIUS by 3DLust
Sirius Labs by 3DLust


Plants/Plant related
Real Leaves 1 for Carrara by GKDantas
Real Leaf 2 MegaPack by GKDantas

Arboretum Volume 1 by Howie Farkes
Arboretum Volume 2 by Howie Farkes


Atmospheres/HDRI/Clouds/Skies
Atmospheric Clouds HDRI Pack One by Dimension Theory
Atmospheric Clouds HDRI Pack Two by Dimension Theory
Luminance Lighting Pack For Carrara by Dimension Theory
Cloud Nine Atmospheric Clouds For Carrara by Dimension Theory
Cloud Nine Lighting Solutions by Dimension Theory
Cloud Nine - Clouds and Lights Bundle by Dimension Theory
Cloud Nine 2D Cloud Domes by Dimension Theory

8 Atmospheres and Clouds for Carrara by magaremoto

Carrara CloudDomes by PhilW
Carrara Realistic Seas by PhilW
RM Realistic Sky Presets by Ringo Monfort

Carrara Skies Volume 1 by Tim Payne
Carrara Skies Volume 2 by Tim Payne
Carrara Skies Bundle by Tim Payne
Carrara Skies Lightdomes 1 by Tim Payne
Carrara Skies Lightdomes 2 by Tim Payne

HDRI Celestial Skies 1 by 3DLust


Lighting
Lighting 2 Life Light Gels for Carrara by Dimension Theory
Neon Glow Lights for Carrara by Dimension Theory
Winter Gels For Carrara by Dimension Theory
Gel Master Pack For Carrara by Dimension Theory

GI Dome 1 by GKDantas
GI Dome 2 HDRI by GKDantas
GIDome Portraits by GKDantas
GIDome Holes Full by GKDantas
GIDome Ultimate by GKDantas

Lighting Presets for Architectural Visualization by magaremoto
Lighting Presets for Interior Visualization by magaremoto

Carrara Portrait Studio by PhilW


Character Shaders
Carraracters Delphinia by Dimension Theory

the SSS by GKDantas
Toon Generation 4 by GKDantas
GKD Skin Ultimate (V4) by GKDantas
GKD Skin Ultimate M4 by GKDantas

Bright Eyes for Carrara by PhilW

DP - Carrara Shaders For Aiko 5 by Ringo Monfort
Carrara Skin Shaders For David 5 by Ringo Monfort
DP Victoria 6 Carrara Shaders by Ringo Monfort
DP The Girl 6 Carrara Shaders by Ringo Monfort
DP Gia 6 Carrara Shaders by Ringo Monfort
DP Genesis 2 Female(s) Shaders Bundle by Ringo Monfort
DP Teen Josie 6 Carrara Shaders by Ringo Monfort

Character/Figure Accessories
Professional Video Camera by Age of Armour
Swashbuckler Boots for V4 by Age of Armour
Swashbuckler Boots for M4 by Age of Armour
Skulduggery by Age of Armour (M4, V4 & Kids 4 Halloween Makeup & Acc)

dB Animation Kit 1 for Millennium Dragon 2 by Dartanbeck

Dragonfly AMU by 3DLust


3D Painting
Scratches Brushes for Carrara by GKDantas

DigitalPainters 3DPaint Brushes by Ringo Monfort
DP-3DPaint Brushes Bundle by Ringo Monfort
DP 3DPaintBrushes III by Ringo Monfort


Learning Material
Learning Carrara 8 Hosted by Phil Wilkes - by Infinite Skills
Advanced Carrara Techniques Hosted by Phil Wilkes - by Infinite Skills

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  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 6,943
    edited December 1969

    This is very much just the beginnings - as you can tell - gotta go for now :)

  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 6,943
    edited December 2013

    Artists included so far (please let me know if I'm missing anyone - I'm starting alphabetically)
    Their names link to their stores
    * Although "Shop by Vendor" lists numbers at the end, I placed them before the alphabetical list

    3DAGE

    3D Celebrity

    3DLust

    Age of Armour

    Dartanbeck

    DeCarlo's BlueprintsEzine

    Dimension Theory

    Phillip Drawbridge (drawbridgep)

    Fenric

    GKDantas

    Howie Farkes

    Inagoni

    Infinite Skills

    magaremoto

    mmoir

    Orestes Graphics

    PhilW

    Ringo Monfort

    Spheric Labs

    Tim Payne

    Post edited by Dartanbeck on
  • evilproducerevilproducer Posts: 7,656
    edited December 1969

    Of course, there are many free Carrara products out there as well.

    Indigone has the Endless Eyes kit and other stuff at her ShareCG account, as well as many other useful things:
    http://www.ShareCG.com/pf/full_uploads.php?pf_user_name=indigone

    3Dage (Andy, come back!) has some lovely things in his ShareCG account:
    http://www.ShareCG.com/pf/full_uploads.php?pf_user_name=3DAGE

    DAZ's own GKDantas has some nice stuff at ShareCG as well:
    http://www.ShareCG.com/pf/full_uploads.php?pf_user_name=GKDantas

    I also have an account with some free stuff as well. Some of it is meant as learning aids from past forum discussions and aren't very polished. Others are more finished, such as the Fantasy Village Terrain™, released before Phil's set. (Still waitin' on those licensing residuals Phil! ;-) )
    http://www.ShareCG.com/pf/full_uploads.php?pf_user_name=evilproducer

  • head waxhead wax Posts: 2,906
    edited October 2013

    onya dart and evil :)

    two more

    Mmoir http://www.daz3d.com/mmoir
    Larsen : http://www.daz3d.com/larsen

    thanks evil for the linkys prod ;)

    Post edited by head wax on
  • evilproducerevilproducer Posts: 7,656
    edited December 1969

    head wax said:
    onya dart and evil :) Dart thetre is mmoir's store and Larsen did a Gaudi building and castle available here at daz

    Linkys? ;-)

  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 6,943
    edited December 1969

    head wax said:
    onya dart and evil :) Dart thetre is mmoir's store and Larsen did a Gaudi building and castle available here at daz

    Linkys? ;-)
    I know where they are :)
    I just didn't get that far alphabetically yet ;)

  • ProPoseProPose Posts: 136
    edited December 1969

    Artists included so far (please let me know if I'm missing anyone - I'm starting alphabetically)
    Their names link to their stores

    Age of Armour

    Dimension Theory

    Phillip Drawbridge (drawbridgep)

    Fenric

    GKDantas

    Howie Farkes

    Inagoni

    Infinite Skills

    magaremoto

    I seem to remember a guy that goes by "Dartanbeck" that has some nice stuff in the store

  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 6,943
    edited December 1969

    ProPose said:

    I seem to remember a guy that goes by "Dartanbeck" that has some nice stuff in the store

    LOL!
    I always (and purposely) include myself last. Thank you for the wonderful compliment!

  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 6,943
    edited December 1969

    Okay, I think that's it - until and update is required. Unless I've accidentally skipped something, these are all I know of in the DAZ store. Please inform me if I missed something.

  • EyosEyos Posts: 106
    edited December 1969

    Thanks. Very valuable! This thread should become sticky!

  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 6,943
    edited October 2013

    Eyos said:
    Thanks. Very valuable! This thread should become sticky!

    It is: ►►► Carrara Information Manual ◄◄◄
    it's listed under: ► Forum Help Links
    But I'll add it right to the main index, too. ;)

    Edit: Done! it's right on top under the Table of Contents :)

    Oh... and... you're welcome ;) My pleasure!

    Post edited by Dartanbeck on
  • DaveDave Posts: 66
    edited December 1969

    very useful found a few things i didnt know about , a great help

  • KixumKixum Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Lets not forget Digital Carvers Guild.

    www.digitalcarversguild.com

    Anything goos plug in.
    Anything grows plug in.
    Anything grooves plug in.
    Cognito plug in.
    Enhance C plug in.
    Ground control plug in.
    Shader Ops plug in.
    Shader ops 2 plug in.
    Shaders plus plug in
    Terrain tools plug on
    Toon pro plug in
    Wireframe pro plug in
    Noir plug in
    Parchment plug in.
    Project Gemini plug in.

    -Kix

  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 6,943
    edited December 1969

    Kixum said:
    Lets not forget Digital Carvers Guild.

    www.digitalcarversguild.com


    -Kix

    Right!
    For off site plugins and such, I was referring readers to :
    Carrara Plugins FAQ & Information - By Jay_NOLA
    Jay compilled and organized a great measure of info regarding Plugins specific to our
    beloved Carrara. FAQ, Information and Links to help you determine which are right for you. Thank You Jay_NOLA!

  • rblcaptainrblcaptain Posts: 2
    edited December 1969

    I love Supersuits and all the fun things I can do with it in DAZ. Unfortunately it does not work in Carrara. Is there a Supersuit planned for Carrara or some plugin or import procedure that will allow me to create Carrara characters with Supersuits?

    Just curious

  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 6,943
    edited December 2013

    I love Supersuits and all the fun things I can do with it in DAZ. Unfortunately it does not work in Carrara. Is there a Supersuit planned for Carrara or some plugin or import procedure that will allow me to create Carrara characters with Supersuits?

    Just curious

    As soon as I can, I'll check into making it work. Thanks for reminding me. If nobody else beats me to it.

    Post edited by Dartanbeck on
  • DeCarloDeCarlo Posts: 30
    edited December 1969

    I hope my work is good enough to make the list.
    Thanx for the work you've given the Carrara community! -Rebecca

  • IamArtistXIamArtistX Posts: 116
    edited December 1969

    As soon as I can, I'll check into making it work. Thanks for reminding me. If nobody else beats me to it.

    Could always beat you if you dont do it, would that help remind you? :lol:

  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 6,943
    edited December 1969

    DeCarlo said:
    I hope my work is good enough to make the list.
    Thanx for the work you've given the Carrara community! -Rebecca
    Oh, absolutely! I have incredibly limited internet time right now - but I'll be sure to get links to your files! Thanks, Rebecca!

  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 6,943
    edited December 1969

    Rebecca, please see your listings under Shaders and Models -
    I tried a few methods of displaying it - and I'm wondering if what I've done is cool, or if you have a better idea?

  • RottenhamRottenham Posts: 248
    edited December 2013


    Such a resource will certainly require a good bit of updating to keep current with what's available.

    Nice compilation, Dartanbeck. All the data in the world is useless if nobody can find it. I've bookmarked it. I wouldn't know there was this much available for Carrara if I hadn't seen your list.

    IMO, the most useful thing that can be done to keep your list updated wouldn't require much effort from you at all. Set up a link checker to run on it automatically, and notify you of broken links. With this many links, some will be broken in less than a month. Just a thought. Thanks for your work.

    Post edited by Rottenham on
  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 6,943
    edited December 1969

    Please let me know if any links are broken.
    I do know that I already have a pile of updating to do to the list - especially Howie Farkes and Ringo Monfort, and I know at least some from Phil Wilkes.

  • RottenhamRottenham Posts: 248
    edited December 1969

    Please let me know if any links are broken.
    I do know that I already have a pile of updating to do to the list - especially Howie Farkes and Ringo Monfort, and I know at least some from Phil Wilkes.

    Your webmaster has unattended scripts that can validate links anywhere on the site on a continuing basis. It's free. :-)

  • DeCarloDeCarlo Posts: 30
    edited December 1969

    Good evening Sir,
    I think you've done a wonderful job of listing my rather confusing collections
    I have added Ruche shaders Typ 1 + 2, and about an hour ago I added Knits.
    Don't worry about updating me yet though because if all goes well I will be
    adding Velvet tomorrow, and I'm close to perfecting Angora - or giving up on it!
    Fuzzy Angora is a nightmare! I also have a Linen in the works, and maybe
    Ruche 3 + 4..... Many ideas.

    I will also be doing some textures for outfits around the end of January,
    haven't decided if they should be shaders, or Carrara + DAZ Studio + Poser
    friendly texture maps, right now they are in map format. I use Photoshop and
    the Stitch Witch to make them.

    If you have a suggestion on the final format, it would be greatly appreciated.
    Bye for now, and thanx!!! - Rebecca De Carlo aka NexySaloon

  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 6,943
    edited December 1969

    Rottenham said:

    Your webmaster has unattended scripts that can validate links anywhere on the site on a continuing basis. It's free. :-)

    Dartanbeck + Web Script Thoughts = Man with No Clue.

    But I haven't had much trouble with that, to my knowledge.

  • DartanbeckDartanbeck Posts: 6,943
    edited December 1969

    DeCarlo said:
    Good evening Sir,
    I think you've done a wonderful job of listing my rather confusing collections
    I have added Ruche shaders Typ 1 + 2, and about an hour ago I added Knits.
    Don't worry about updating me yet though because if all goes well I will be
    adding Velvet tomorrow, and I'm close to perfecting Angora - or giving up on it!
    Fuzzy Angora is a nightmare! I also have a Linen in the works, and maybe
    Ruche 3 + 4..... Many ideas.

    I will also be doing some textures for outfits around the end of January,
    haven't decided if they should be shaders, or Carrara + DAZ Studio + Poser
    friendly texture maps, right now they are in map format. I use Photoshop and
    the Stitch Witch to make them.

    If you have a suggestion on the final format, it would be greatly appreciated.
    Bye for now, and thanx!!! - Rebecca De Carlo aka NexySaloon


    That's awesome! You totally R O C K ! ! !
    Isn't the Carrara Texture Room one of the most fun places in the whole world?!!! I just love it - and I still have a whole lifetime and more to learn in it! :)

    Speaking of learning, one of the very many things that I really love about Carrara is the fact that I can do so much for my projects without even leaving Carrara. I've even gone so far as to use lights to act as post work! LOL
    But lately I've really been having a blast practicing my modeling skills in the assembly room, and decided to try and paint my models using the 3d paint tools. Wow! What a Blast!!!
    In that endeavor, I cannot say enough about UV Mapping. Without good UV, painting can be less than predictable in spots. Luckily for me, UV Map editing is what started me into 3d in the first place - so I have a pretty good feel for that.

    I noticed that, when things start to seem a little wacky and out of control in the UV Edit mode, just zoom in a bit - as much as you can while still being able to work. Smooths the tool right out. Same goes with some of the modeling tools. But now I'm having so much fun paint my own texture maps directly in Carrara! I still add more and tweak them out a bit in Dogwaffle, but the one I'm working on today didn't need any of that yet. It's looking really cool. I bought the Scratches from GKDantas, who just converted Ron's Scratches to Carrara. Now I just bought the lot of Ringo's brushes. Just freaking cool! Scaling the size of the brush scales the tool texture. Along with falloff and opacity, smoothness and so on - it's just amazing what can be done. And you can layer as well. I still have so much to learn in Carrara, I'm glad that I already have a good handle on how to use it for what I actually bought it for! LOL Because I'll be learning new things out of this vast app for the rest of my life - and I'm still a fairly young feller! :)

    Now I'm also going to be making some clothes for the new Genesis models and I want to use the displacement painting for sculpting in high resolutions. Thank goodness for the RAM capabilities of 64 bit! I think that the 3d painting takes a goodly amount of RAM as well. Dog gone, am I ever having fun, though. This sort of thing reminds me about how excited I was when I first started playing with it. So Cool!

    Babble Babble... that's me, eh? ;)

    Take care... and thanks for your awesome creations!

  • RottenhamRottenham Posts: 248
    edited December 1969

    Rottenham said:

    Your webmaster has unattended scripts that can validate links anywhere on the site on a continuing basis. It's free. :-)

    Dartanbeck + Web Script Thoughts = Man with No Clue.

    But I haven't had much trouble with that, to my knowledge.

    I would not have suggested it, Dartanbeck, if I hadn't seen two or three broken links on the DAZ site last month. If I recall, they were in the documentation section.

    But I don't sell scripts! :lol: Just trying to be helpful.

  • Dream StoryDream Story Posts: 25
    edited December 1969

    Wow ! A nice collection list for carrara here.

  • rk66rk66 Posts: 158
    edited December 1969

    Hi,

    and here a link list with many freebies: http://www.carraracafe.com/forum-3/?cid=1&show=713

    rk.

  • Dream StoryDream Story Posts: 25
    edited December 1969

    rk66 said:
    Hi,

    and here a link list with many freebies: http://www.carraracafe.com/forum-3/?cid=1&show=713

    rk.

    Thanks for detail list.

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