I actually owe a tip of the hat to DCG—it was a banner ad somewhere for their products that led me to discovering Carrara!
But I have yet to buy any of their products…in spite agonizing over the choices. I know, I know…buy them all right? Still, I would to hear from forum members who have used DCG products. I’d be especially grateful for any scenes rendered using these products.
Right now, I am leaning strongly toward buying Enhance:C. Terrain Tools is also high on the list.
Thanks in advance!
I think what will be good for you depends too much on how you use Carrara for anyone’s suggestions to do you much good. I now happily have nearly every plugin he sells. But not only are they good plugins, but he gives incredible support. I highly recommend contacting him and he could probably give you some recommendations if you can elucidate what you do and how you use Carrara.
I’m tempted to give you some examples of how I use the plugins just because I think they’re cool, but perhaps the most telling thing is I forget and just use them because they’re there. And then forget to have them installed on a render node and *oops* it doesn’t come out right.
Off the topic of DC’s stuff, but make sure you have Fenric’s products. I forget which one it came with, but the one that allows you to tweak color by hue/saturation/etc. is invaluable. Not to knock DC’s at all (his allow you to do some *very* cool things, like use a ‘rendered’ value as input for the shader—okay, that doesn’t make sense and I’m not going to try and explain better, but it is something I encountered on a one-off shader and got me to buy more), but I think that—for me—is probably the most used plugin in the shader room. Totally awesome.