Carrara should be positioned as the Daz flagship product, but sometimes it feels like the poor cousin to DS.
I completely agree—and I used to think it was the flagship product. Daz had told me that last November when I was considering making a purchase. Here is the quote from my support ticket:
“DAZ Studio 4 is the software that we put the most marketing emphasis behind, but Carrara 8 is definitely our most feature rich software. If you are planning on doing modeling of any sort Carrara 8 will be the software that you want. DAZ Studio does not have modeling capabilities. Bryce can model landscapes but that is it, and the render engine isn’t as good as Carrara 8. Hexagon 2.5 is justa vertex modeler and it can’t render or create textures.”
I’m not disappointed in Carrara. Just in Daz’s treatment of Carrara.