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Carrara vs Daz3D Studio vs Bryce
Posted: 17 September 2012 01:45 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi everybody!

I’m testing the free version of Daz3D Studio: simply wonderful.

I’d like to make landscapes too.

I had a look at Bryce, but I have Mountain Lion so that it doesn’t load.

I read about Carrara: it seems it can work as character poser and landscape generator.
This would be useful to me: just one software to purchase and just one learning curve.
I say this because I’m not a professional, so that I’m just seeking fun.

What do you think of it?
Is Carrara right for landscape generating (as like as Bryce) and character posing (as Daz3D Studio)?

Are Daz models (Michael, Victoria, etc…) full compatible (and posable) with Carrara?

TNX!

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Posted: 17 September 2012 03:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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ivan.ferrero1975 - 17 September 2012 01:45 PM

Hi everybody!

I’m testing the free version of Daz3D Studio: simply wonderful.

I’d like to make landscapes too.

I had a look at Bryce, but I have Mountain Lion so that it doesn’t load.

I read about Carrara: it seems it can work as character poser and landscape generator.
This would be useful to me: just one software to purchase and just one learning curve.
I say this because I’m not a professional, so that I’m just seeking fun.

What do you think of it?
Is Carrara right for landscape generating (as like as Bryce) and character posing (as Daz3D Studio)?

Are Daz models (Michael, Victoria, etc…) full compatible (and posable) with Carrara?

TNX!

if you have the money - then yes to all - Carrara 8.5 does what you want .
to bad Bryce doesn’t work for you .

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Posted: 17 September 2012 04:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Bryce does landscapes better and Studio is a lot easier to pose characters in. Some modelling functions are easier in Hexagon (though I’m thinking you aren’t interested so much in this aspect. Carrara seems to be a good allround package with some really cool features that you won’t find in either Bryce or Studio. I’m still very early in my Carrara journey, but I’ve had some good experiences with it. While the older figures (M4, V4 etc.) are fully compatible with Carrara, Genesis compatibility is still a work in progress.

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Posted: 17 September 2012 06:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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jimzombie - 17 September 2012 04:20 PM

Bryce does landscapes better and Studio is a lot easier to pose characters in. Some modelling functions are easier in Hexagon (though I’m thinking you aren’t interested so much in this aspect. Carrara seems to be a good allround package with some really cool features that you won’t find in either Bryce or Studio. I’m still very early in my Carrara journey, but I’ve had some good experiences with it. While the older figures (M4, V4 etc.) are fully compatible with Carrara, Genesis compatibility is still a work in progress.

Genesis works great for me in Carrara 8.5 .

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Posted: 17 September 2012 08:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Carrara is excellent.  With the .duf exchange coming soon, one can leverage DS4.5’s advantages with Carrara8.5’s features.  Heady times ahead.

Just wish there were Linux native version of both.  (Just HAD to throw that in there tongue laugh )

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Posted: 17 September 2012 09:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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bigh - 17 September 2012 06:22 PM

Genesis works great for me in Carrara 8.5 .

I’ll say you are one of the lucky ones, and don’t yet represent the average Carrara experience. To get a workable Genesis I have to import from Studio, and then it isn’t usually perfect. At best Genesis results in the 8.5 beta are varied. Smart content for me in Carrara is mostly broken. I’m sure it will all be worked out “soon”.

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Posted: 17 September 2012 09:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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bigh - 17 September 2012 06:22 PM

Genesis works great for me in Carrara 8.5 .

I’ll say you are one of the lucky ones, and don’t yet represent the average Carrara experience. To get a workable Genesis I have to import from Studio, and then it isn’t usually perfect. At best Genesis results in the 8.5 beta are varied. Smart content for me in Carrara is mostly broken. I’m sure it will all be worked out “soon”.

Hmmm.  Genesis works great for me as well (as it does for everyone here).  My Smart Content is connected to a network centric CMS and works fine except for an overly long startup SQL query.  Once Carrara 8.5 is up, Genesis works pretty darned well—especially considering that it has Linux/Wine in the mix.

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Posted: 17 September 2012 10:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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bigh - 17 September 2012 06:22 PM

Genesis works great for me in Carrara 8.5 .

I’ll say you are one of the lucky ones, and don’t yet represent the average Carrara experience. To get a workable Genesis I have to import from Studio, and then it isn’t usually perfect. At best Genesis results in the 8.5 beta are varied. Smart content for me in Carrara is mostly broken. I’m sure it will all be worked out “soon”.

Hmmm.  Genesis works great for me as well (as it does for everyone here).  My Smart Content is connected to a network centric CMS and works fine except for an overly long startup SQL query.  Once Carrara 8.5 is up, Genesis works pretty darned well—especially considering that it has Linux/Wine in the mix.

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Genesis works very well for me as well, but I am using a PC, maybe that’s the difference.I also find posing quite easy in Carrara - but that may be because I’ve used Carrara since Version 2. For some outstanding examples of landscapes in Carrara, take a look at Howie Farkes scenes (http://www.daz3d.com/shop/catalogsearch/result/?q=Howie+Fawkes). Carrara renders faster than DS, and is an “all round” 3D app, where DS is really more designed for just using DS and Poser content (but it does have dynamic cloth).

You should download the trial version and give it a test run. What works well for one person, doesn’t always work well for another. Because so much content for DS will work in Carrara, it makes using both applications much easier on the pocket book. Even as a hobbyist, over time you can get comfortable with both (I found learning DS quite easy coming from Carrara and Poser) . This means that you can use DS for what it does well, and Carrara for what it does well.

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Posted: 17 September 2012 10:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Well, if I’m the only one having trouble with Genesis in Carrara, I take back what I said. I certainly didn’t get the impression it was working so well, and I know I’m having a lot of trouble with it. A lot of my smart content folders simply don’t display anything. I am using a PC, and a fairly good one at that and it is maintained in top order.

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Posted: 17 September 2012 11:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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jimzombie - 17 September 2012 10:50 PM

Well, if I’m the only one having trouble with Genesis in Carrara, I take back what I said. I certainly didn’t get the impression it was working so well, and I know I’m having a lot of trouble with it. A lot of my smart content folders simply don’t display anything. I am using a PC, and a fairly good one at that and it is maintained in top order.

Have you made sure that Carrara can see the CMS?  Without it things don’t go so well.

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Posted: 18 September 2012 01:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Genesis DOES work better in studio admittedly
but I am finding it pretty good in Carrara
need patience though, doing stuff too soon, clicking too soon esp with autofit, crashes it
still lightyears ahead of Poser for compatibility though!!

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Posted: 18 September 2012 01:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Is carrara the one that can generate fur?

I use Hexagon for Morphs/Modelling, Daz for characters, poseing, morphing, lighting and rendering, I have Bryce but have no idea how to use it (I gather it’s for landscaping) Carrara I assume is more like Daz??

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Posted: 18 September 2012 09:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Spyro - 18 September 2012 01:29 AM

Is carrara the one that can generate fur?

I use Hexagon for Morphs/Modelling, Daz for characters, poseing, morphing, lighting and rendering, I have Bryce but have no idea how to use it (I gather it’s for landscaping) Carrara I assume is more like Daz??

Carrara fur

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Posted: 18 September 2012 09:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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I focus on DS, but have dabbled in hexagon and bryce. I think the functionality is there across the 3

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Posted: 18 September 2012 12:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Is carrara the one that can generate fur?

I use Hexagon for Morphs/Modelling, Daz for characters, poseing, morphing, lighting and rendering, I have Bryce but have no idea how to use it (I gather it’s for landscaping) Carrara I assume is more like Daz??

Carrara fur

Wow Wendy, I can’t even begin to imagine how long that took to render! Wooot nice job!

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Posted: 18 September 2012 12:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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I’m starting think that Wendy has a secret cat-worshiping cult following her. 1500 views on a non-tutorial render video is pretty impressively large.

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