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Posted: 29 September 2012 10:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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This has been an on going thing with DAZ, I often wonder why DAZ bought it in the first place. DAZ has done little as far as adding new features since the last of the old carrara devs left. It seems all DAZ can do with carrara is make it more like studio. And if I wanted to be using studio I would be.

Dynamic hair was the last major new feature added to carrara, DAZ bugged that out with the next build and has not been able to fix it.
I don’t see genesis as a new feature, it is just being ported over from studio. I don’t see CMS as a new feature, I see it as a PITA ported over, once again, from studio. Bullet physics isn’t DAZ’s, it’s a feature ported in from another developer. 

As far as I can tell DAZ is just turning carrara in to another flavor of studio.

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Posted: 29 September 2012 10:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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I’ve really come to love Carrara for rendering. I’ll use DS for building people and characters but I prefer bringing them in to Carrara to render. It’s super fast and much more mature and robust than DS.

I think of DS as DAZ’s gateway drug to Carrara. 
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Posted: 29 September 2012 01:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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RichardChaos - 29 September 2012 09:33 AM

I wish DAZ would either make carrara a bad azz program or sell it off! SHEET I ll take it..

Take out that awful vertex molder replace it with HEX. Make some great particle emitters. Maybe a new render engine and we could kiss Maya good by

I’ve often thought that Carrara has the most potential of any offering on the market. It has the potential to be great.
Imagine if…
the modeling from Hexagon (revisited)
the landscaping from Bryce (revisited)
custom asset creation and modification from daz studio were all brought into Carrara! wow!

So much redundancy in the current product line with Daz - so much effort trying to get stuff in and out.

One house to rule them all - Carrara 10
Why not have it all of it under the same roof?
Each module, i.e., modeling, landscaping,  would be available and unlocked with purchased serial number…

And yes - it would be unapologetically geared toward the hobbyist -

it would be awesome if Daz personel weighed into the conversation - and justify why this is not a good idea…just sayin…
It just seems so obvious to me!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted: 29 September 2012 02:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Like I said, I bet if DAZ would sell off CARRARA that the people that bought it would make it a stellar program almost immediately AND the upgrades would be fast coming.

I have used Carrarara so to speak when it was RAY dream and when I found out that ray dream was gunna be sold to DAZ I knew they would just let it die of old age and treat it like the crazy uncle living in the basement…

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Posted: 29 September 2012 08:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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RichardChaos - 29 September 2012 02:11 PM

treat it like the crazy uncle living in the basement…

Have you been talking to my niece?

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Posted: 30 September 2012 07:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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I was conscripted when DAZ bought carrara. I had tried studio way back when it was 1.2 I believe and at the time was working with Terragen.  Studio didn’t interest me because I wanted to do more the play dress up with digital dollies.

When I had the money to get something that wasn’t freeware it came down to C4D to carrara. Some times I regret having chosen carrara. Mostly because of not only what DAZ has done to it, but what DAZ hasn’t done to it. If DAZ really wants Carrara to compete with other high end CG hobby apps, or small CG shop apps, it needs to be contemporary,. But DAZ is spending so much developer tim trying to shoe horn studio in to carrara that it can’t catch up, let alone keep up with the competition.  DAZ has spent over a year of development trying to get genesis in to carrara, and fairly well neglected the rest of it.

Yes, we got the new light icons, I like them, they are nice, big help in setting lighting most of the time. But lighting and lighting effects haven’t improved any.

Yes we got an interface reconfiguration, which I think was a big mistake. Carrara’s interface was always quite fluid form me. Now it has gone all submenuy which is one of the things I hate about studio. The tools I use most are usually burred in some submenu.

The more studioy DAZ makes carrara, the less I like it.

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Posted: 30 September 2012 10:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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MANNSTAN! I know how you feel. I have had to do the same thing when my money was tight! I got Carrara/ ray dream because thats what was on the computer when I worked in Marble Falls Texas. When it got sold to daz I almost went and got Lightwave but I kept saving my money for the $1300 back then, but never got it.

About he same time I was using adobe aftereffects 4 I think BUT had enough money to buy the SUITE of Final Cut Pro, motion and all that or get a Adobe suite.. I got the apple suite, PAID for it for many years while salivating over the ADOBE stuff!

I have never liked the apple sweet stuff and plug ins were problematic at best.

THIS time I came into some MONEY and got the adobe MASTER SUITE! YYYYYYUMMMMO! Back to after effects God bless adobe!  I have already made some vey cool stuff and am waiting for PARTICLE ILLUSION to support CS6 so I can get away from carraras sad PEs.

I am too old to start over with like MAYA. or such so gunna deal with carrara and its PEOPLE!

I just dont know about carraras render engine I cant put my finger on it! Its just shy of truly realistic, and the character no matter how well done and advanced carrara has a plastic feel/look is the only way I can explain it.

YES I under stand carrara is NOT a so called EXPERT program more of a hobbiest BUT it COULD be there.

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