Official Release of Carrara 8.5 **Update -**



  • MistaraMistara Posts: 38,675

    update feature request

    more options in shader room.

    Save a shader uncompressed.
    option to save all internal or all external.
    option to export all the internal maps.

    option to apply shader and not change the texture maps, like if holding the shift or ctrl key

  • Hi, not all my products are showing in DAZ Central, I want to DOwnload Carrara to my new laptop but only DAZ studio is showing.. have things changed... its been a while since i  frequented this forum..

    thanks for any help



  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 12,365

    I don't know anything about Daz Central.  I installed Carrara using DIM.  Alternatively, Carrara downloads manually from a person's account product library page.

    But perhaps someone else knows about Daz Central.

  • Hi Diomede,

    when i go to my products, under carrara it only has the DAZ central download... I guessed you had to download via that, but as i say, its not listed...


  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 12,365
    edited July 3

    I think the heading for file type might be confusing because it says the type of file download is Daz Studio.  Ignore that.  You should be able to manually download or use DIM from the account library page page.  I have circled the 64 bit files for Windows and Mac.

    install for carrara 2.jpg
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  • thanks again Diomede.. ill look into that... its my old brain trying to work...

  • yup that did it..I had to put my glasses on to see it but yeah it was there...

    thanks again Diomede

  • DiomedeDiomede Posts: 12,365

    The labeling is very difficult to see, and is confusing.  Glad to help.

  • MistaraMistara Posts: 38,675
    edited July 20

    almost the 8 year anniversary of the update. 


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  • StezzaStezza Posts: 6,339
    edited August 6

    DZ_jared said:

    After a lot of hard work, long nights, and even longer days by our development team we are happy to announce that Carrara 8.5 is available for purchase in the DAZ 3D store. We would like to thank all of our loyal Carrara customers for their patience and support with this project.

    Carrara 8.5 Pro is priced at $285.00 for a limited time. Carrara 8.5 Standard is priced at $149.95.

    Current owners of Carrara will receive a 50% discount on either product for a limited time. Platinum Club members get an additional 40% off, which means it's never been a better time to join the Platinum Club.

    Carrara 8.5 Pro
    Carrara 8.5 Standard

    Included in Carrara 8.5 Pro are the Michael 5 and Victoria 5 Pro Bundles and Carrara Shaders - over $250 worth of Genesis content.
    Carrara 8.5 standard ships with the Michael 5 and Victoria 5 Starter Bundles and Carrara Shaders - over $140 worth of Genesis content.

    Here's a quick look at some of the new features:

    Native DSON Importer means seamless integration of:
    - TriAx™ Weight Mapped figures (Genesis, G2F, G2M)
    - General Weight Mapped figures
    - Legacy Parametric Figures (4th Generation and earlier)
    - DSON presets
    - Scenes
    - Scene Subsets
    - Wearable(s) Preset
    - Character Preset
    - Properties Preset
    - Shaping Preset
    - Pose Preset
    - Hierarchical Material(s) Preset
    - Material(s) Preset
    - Shader Preset (preset must be for a Carrara shader)
    - Camera(s) Preset
    - Light(s) Preset
    - Support for multiple UV sets (through Hierarchical Material(s) Presets and Material(s) Presets)

    Native AutoFit functionality means:
    - Conversion of legacy parametric clothing to TriAx™ weigh mapped figures
    - Automatic Morph Projection quickly gives you the fit you need for your figure's shape.
    - Automatic Weight Map Projection allows AutoFit clothing to bend and pose smoothly with the figure.
    - Morphs built into clothing are carried through the AutoFit process.

    Improved Sequencer, Keyframing and Animation Tools
    - New keyboard shortcuts to:
    - Play/Stop animation
    - Advance the frame
    - Preview a frame
    - Key Frame Filters
    - Sample – Creates a key at every frame of the animation.
    - Smooth – Smooth out wild keys to get an even looking animation
    - Reduce – Programatically determine which keys are unecessary and eliminate them.
    - Graph Editor Box allows for fine tuning of animations
    - Easily adjust timing
    - Simple yet powerful manipulation of amplitude
    - Scale, and translate key frames along the Graph Editor.
    - Marquee selection of key frames for Graph Editor.

    Smart Content and CMS Integration
    - Carrara can now access the CMS database; PostgreSQL or Valentina.
    - New smart content pane allows users to browse smart content by:
    - File
    - Category
    - Product
    - File view provides selection based filtering so that the user only sees items compatible with the current instance tray selection.
    - Double click and drag and drop loading are both supported in Smart Content Tab.

    Parameters Actions
    - Zero, Memorize and Restore:
    - Figure
    - Figure Shape
    - Figure Pose
    - Selection
    - Selection Shape
    - Selection Pose
    - Selection Tree
    - Selection Tree Pose
    - Selection Tree Shape
    - Provides users with powerful tools to reset a pose, shape or both.
    - Memorize and Restore allow user to take a snap shot of the model's current pose and/or shape and restore all or part of it.

    Improved Fit to Functionality
    - Automatic projection and following of morphs for TriAx™ Figures
    - No more relying on built in clothing morphs to fit clothing over a figure. Carrara automatically projects any morphs for a TriAx™ figure onto items conformed to the figure.

    Improved Viewport Avatars
    - Spotlight, Sunlight, Moonlight, Tube Lights and Shape lights have all received a makeover and can easily be identified in the viewport.



    8 year anniversary since the last Carrara update. .. seems like only yesterday cool 

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  • It does not feel like 8 years. I was on the beta team for 8.5 - so fun. What wasn't fun was signing up for the C9 beta team only to see that team quickly get cancelled. Sad day.

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