My biggest issue with Carrara right now is getting Daz content to load a change of texturing or shading. Example: Daz Dragon 3 (one of my most recent purchases was the pro bundle and the Asain Dragon add-on, not the only content I have this issue with, too many examples in clothing to list). The models themselves look incredible, but I cannot change the color of the dragons. An error occurs whenever I try to drag and drop any of the textures. I can of course use the shader options to change the textures of the dragons, except, when the entire dragon “skin” is in one image file. Then I get the entire skin stretched to fit over the head, wings, etc. Needless to say it’s frustrating spending $100-ish dollars on content for use in a $300-ish program and having that content not work.
My second issue is with the auto fit options with Genesis (and G2). Most of the time I have to load the item separately into the scene, then apply the “auto-fit” option to the desired figure, then parent it to the figure, but only in certain locations within the tree. Otherwise, I end up with hair deeply embedded into heads, or clothes that fit every morph I have hidden within the body. (Edit: More often than not, dragging and dropping items onto a figure just loads the item “over” the figure and doesn’t auto-fit the item to the figure it’s parented to…)
Issue three, purchased items routinely create a file location in the content menu, yet, through the content menu, the folder doesn’t contain anything. Granted, this primarily happens with V4 and M4 “specific” products, but money spent on invisible items makes me feel like “The Sucker of the Day.”
For the most part I truly enjoy my Carrara 8.5 Pro. When things work, they work amazingly well (for me anyway, not even a year into my C8.5 ownership and 3D art) and I have very few complaints. I do think it would be nice of Daz to make everything that works in Daz work in Carrara… After all, the majority of us Carrara users spent quite a bit of money on their program… And unless I’m mistaken, Daz Studio and Carrara are made by the same people… Shouldn’t the product be fairly universal?