How does one learn to be a Carrara programmer?



  • edited December 1969

    In addition to learning C++, you will also want to learn about matrix and vector math. It's not difficult, but it's often barely touched on by the typical college math sequence, (at least back when I went,) so it took some getting used to. Carrara, and indeed all 3D programs will use it heavily to manipulate coordinates, and it's likely your plugin will have to do so as well. The Carrara API will do most of the hard stuff for you, but you will want to be familiar enough to know when it's needed, like when transforming from global to local space, or moving things around.

  • JonstarkJonstark Posts: 2,566
    edited December 1969

    thanks brianorca, I'll put that on my list to learn as well :) Holly I finally went and started a Carrara Programmers group on the Cafe, though I didn't have much to contribute yet :)

  • MiloMilo Posts: 509
    edited December 1969

    Do we use the 8.1 SDK or is there an 8.5 SDK out somewhere?

  • FenricFenric Posts: 351
    edited December 1969

    The SDK has not been updated - keep using the one for Carrara 8

  • MiloMilo Posts: 509
    edited December 1969

    Fenric said:
    The SDK has not been updated - keep using the one for Carrara 8

    Thanks :)

  • GrokDDGrokDD Posts: 59
    edited December 1969


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