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Carrara 8

Technical Excellence

DAZ 3D has always pushed the envelope and innovated beyond past approaches to create better and more capable software in each version. This time is no different.

Daz Studio Techspecs
 

System Requirements

Windows®

  • 32 bit
  • Pentium 4 (or equivalent) or greater
  • 1.3 GHz (2 GHz dual core or faster recommended)
  • Windows 8, 7, Vista
  • 1 GB RAM min (2 GB+ recommended)
  • 600 MB free hard drive space for installation
  • Hardware accelerated OpenGL 1.3 compatible (OpenGL 2.2, or higher, compatible recommended)
  • OpenGL 1.3 compatible graphics card with at least 128 MB RAM (Hardware accelerated OpenGL 2.2, or higher, compatible recommended with 512MB RAM)
  • Drivers supporting OpenGL 1.3 or higher
  • DirectX 9 (DirectX 10 recommended)
  • 64 bit
  • WHQL-64 certified
  • Windows 8, 7, Vista 64 SP1
  • 1 GB RAM min (2 GB RAM recommended)
  • 600 MB free hard drive space for installation
  • Hardware accelerated OpenGL 1.6 compatible graphics card with at least 512 MB RAM (OpenGL 2.2, or higher, compatible recommended)
  • OpenGL 1.3 compatible graphics card with at least 128 MB RAM (Hardware accelerated OpenGL 2.2, or higher, compatible recommended with 512MB RAM)
  • Drivers supporting OpenGL 1.3 or higher
  • DirectX 9 (DirectX 10 recommended)
 

Mac®

  • 32 bit
  • Intel Macintosh®
  • 1.25 GHz min (1.8 GHz or faster recommended)
  • Mac™ OS X 10.6 or above (Not currently compatible with OS X 10.7 Lion)
  • 1 GB RAM min (2 GB+ recommended)
  • 600 MB free hard drive space for installation
  • OpenGL compatible graphics card with at least 128 MB RAM
  • Drivers supporting OpenGL 1.1 or higher
  • 64 bit
  • Intel Macintosh® Core 2 Duo or greater
  • Mac™ OS X 10.6 or above
  • 1 GB RAM min (2 GB+ recommended)
  • 600 MB free hard drive space for installation
  • OpenGL compatible graphics card with at least 128 MB RAM
  • Drivers supporting OpenGL 1.1 or higher
 

Note: Carrara 7 and above will not function installed on a UNIX partition under Mac OS X.

 
 

General

  • 64-bit Support Mac/Win
  • Multi-Threading
  • Universal manipulator in Assembly Room
  • Start-up Scene Wizard
  • Unicode Support
  • Custom Keyboard Shortcuts
 
 

Nature Modeling

  • Small / Medium / Large scenes
  • Landscape Wizard
  • Sky Simulation
  • Realistic Sky
  • Tree Modeler
  • Terrain Modeler
 
 

Modeling

  • Basic Primitives (Sphere, Cube...)
  • Spline Modeler
  • 3D Text Modeler
  • Metaball Modeler
  • Hair Primitive (Render exisiting hair)
  • Figure Editing
  • Selection Tools
  • Soft Selection
  • Figure Editing (creation of morph targets)
  • Symmetrical Modeling
 
 

Vertex Modeling

  • Polygonal Modeling
  • Subdivision Modeling
  • Open GL preview
  • Basic vertex primitive (cube, spheres...)
  • Booleans
  • Dynamic Extrusion
 
 

Advanced Textures, Shaders, & Rendering

  • Compositing (Backdrops)
  • Raytracing
  • Translucency
  • OpenGL Support
  • MultiProcessor Support (SMP)
  • Max Antialiasing
  • Image Filtering
  • Shadow Bias
  • Non-Photorealistic Rendering (NPR)
  • Subsurface Scattering
  • Fresnel Effect
  • Anisotropic Lighting
  • Fly Through Optimizations
  • Material Editor
  • Inclusion / Exclusion Lists for Lights
  • Irradiance Maps
  • Caustics
  • Dynamic Hair Rendering
  • Global Illumination
  • Ambient Occlusion
  • Sky Light
  • HDRI Rendering
  • Cartoon Rendering (Toon)
  • Mask (Alpha)
  • Other GBuffers
  • Depth of Field
  • Motion Blur (Post Process)
  • Blurry Reflections
  • Transparency with absorption
  • Texture Spooling
  • In-Scattering
  • 3D Motion Blur
  • Displacement Maps
  • Translucency Depth of Field
  • Raytraced Depth of Field
  • Vector Motion Blur
  • Network Rendering
  • Normal Maps
  • Multi Pass Rendering 9
 
 

Environment & Special Effects

  • Lens Flare
  • Light Effects
  • Light Cone / Sphere
  • God Rays
 
 

Assembling Objects

  • Scene Manipulators
  • Replicator
  • Surface Replicator
  • Booleans
 
 

Animation

  • Key Frame Animation
  • Inverse Kinematics (IK)
  • Collision Detection
  • Particle Emitter
  • Graph Editor
  • Euler Angles for Rotations
  • Multiple Selections
  • Conforming Figures
  • Skinning: Weight Editing
 
 

3D Paint

  • UV Relax Seams
  • Real Display of Bumps and Specularity
 
 

Content Support

  • DAZ Studio Content Support Improvements
  • Support for Levels of Detail (LOD) Figures
 
 

Imports / Exports

  • Full DAZ 3D Content Support
  • Content Browser
  • DirectX Export
  • PZ3/CR2 Native Import
  • RPF Export
  • After Effects Camera Export
  • Match Mover Tracking
  • FBX Export
  • COLLADA Import/Export
 
 
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