I still don’t do a lot of modeling, myself - nor have I had a LOT of experience doing so with other software. But the software that I did try were 3DS Max and Maya, which have both always existed far beyond my budget (as a hobbyist).
I have to say that I really enjoy the tools in the Carrara Pro model room (vertex modeler, so far). I love the camera control compared to Hexagon. It also has a very intuitive arrangement for the tools themselves, once you get to know a bit more about what you’re doing.
If you’re a noob and wondering about the modeling capabilities of Carrara… take it from a hobbyist who enjoys experimenting for some time without instruction… Carrara is a modeler… and a whole lot more. The Carrara Learning DVD’s with Phil Wilkes also help drive home some great techniques, ideas and essential how-to’s - to really get you going in the modeling field within this excellent software.
I personally enjoy animating the models that I purchase here at DAZ and rendering out clips of action shots. Creating special effects and advancing my skills with shaders. Discovering ways to optimize my scenes for more efficient time/render management have proven endlessly enjoyable along the way.
Nice declaration, (I’m french, couldn’t find a better word than declaration, LOL… testimony maybe?)
Since I only use Carrara for all my 3D creations, I like the modelling too.
I just need more experience, but for what I know, it’s good enough for me and more !