Hi Dartanbeck, Thank you so much for your comments - I am delighted that you found stuff to inspire you and to provide some of the tools and techniques to help you on your way. We are all still learning - I learned a lot in doing the videos, and still learn more all the time about Carrara and other 3D programs.
Yes, Carrara is still my workhorse program - I do not believe there is an easier to use and yet so powerful and affordable 3D program out there - if there is, I want to see it! Of course it is not perfect and there are areas that I would like to see improved, or that I look to other programs to provide. For example, I have been using Marvelous Designer a lot for dynamic clothing, it really complements Carrara well in that department. I have tried 8.5 - and released a hair for the Genesis figure over at Daz which can currently only be used in 8.5,
Well I don’t have any plans to visit Wisconsin, but I’ll be sure to look you up if ever I do!
Keep on Rockin’!