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Carrara 8.5 Tutorial

 Professionally created, self-study video training.

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Gain an in-depth insight into this innovative 3D figure posing, modeling, animation and rendering software with the help of these beginners Carrara 8.5 tutorial videos

Commencing from the absolute basics, expert Carrara Pro trainer Phil Wilkes uses step by step training videos to provide explanations and demonstrations of the uses of the complete toolset, how to utilize the new features for the 8.5 release, and to share some recognized industry best practices that will boost your skills and productivity.

Through almost twelve hours of professionally created video training, the instruction commences from the basics with a tour of the new workspace for Pro 8.5 and where to find the most useful tools. Throughout the training, tutor Phil uses actual Carrara models that are included with the DVD / download purchase helping you to effortlessly follow along with his on-screen actions. Once the basic concepts have been covered, the course then moves onto working with objects, how to add a camera, the available rendering techniques, learning shader channels, the types of animation explained, lessons on 3D painting and so much more.

The complete training course contents is listed below and you can start learning to create your own environments and animate your own figures right away. Click any of the blue linked lessons to evaluate the sample Carrara 8.5 video tutorials and discover how effective this practical teaching method is...
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Carrara 8.5 Tutorial Info
Tutor: Phil Wilkes
Duration: 11.5 hrs / 129 video lessons
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FREE Sample Videos from this Course

About The Tutor
Collision Detection
Adding A Shader
Adding A Camera
Black Eyes Syndrome
Types Of Rendering
Basic Primitives
Shaders For Daz & Poser Figures
Using Distribution Maps - Path Through A Forest
Non-Linear Animation
Bullet Physics - Knocking Down Blocks
Edge Tools
Liquify Filter
AutoFit And Fit To

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Basics And Getting Around
Loading A Preset Scene
The Carrara Rooms
The Screen Layout
Moving Around In 3D Space
Window Views And Layouts
2D Vs3D Views

Working With Objects
Loading An Object
Loading A Primitive
Moving, Scaling And Rotating
Collision Detection
Parenting And Grouping
Moving The Hot Point
Adding A Shader
Saving An Object
Numerics And Constraints

Working With Poser/Daz Content
Adding A Runtime
Loading A Figure
Adding Clothes And Poses
Posing The Figure
Using Point At

Cameras, Lighting And Scene Effects
Adding A Camera
Pointing Cameras
Saving A Camera Position
Types Of Lighting - Lesson 1
Types Of Lighting - Lesson 2
Types Of Lights
Anything Glows
Light Effects
Global Illumination
God Rays and Sun Beams
Skies And Atmospheres
Black Eyes Syndrome
Indoor Indirect Lighting
New Lighting Option

Types Of Rendering
Render Options - Lesson 1
Render Options - Lesson 2
Render Size
Multipass Rendering
Batch Rendering
Depth of Field

Basic Primitives
Multi-leaf Objects
Edit Tree Shape
Fire, Fountains And Fog

Shader Channels
Shader Texture Types
Shader Layers
Terrain Shaders
Shaders For Daz & Poser Figures
Shaders For Indirect Lighting
Shadow Catchers
Using Normal Maps

Hair Basics
Hair Tools
Hair Shaders
Human Hair - Lesson 1
Human Hair - Lesson 2
Human Hair - Lesson 3
Strays For Added Realism In Hair

Grid Replicator - Lesson 1
Grid Replicator - Lesson 2
Surface Replicators
Cityscape Scene
Using Distribution Maps - Path Through A Forest

Types Of Animation
Keyframe Animation
Physics Animation
Figure Animation And Bones
Figure Animation - Extra
Non-Linear Animation
Converting An Existing Animation Into A Clip
Animating Shaders And Other Properties

Puppeteer Basics
Using Puppeteer For Character Animation
Optimizing Puppeteer

Bullet Physics & Soft Body
Bullet Physics Basics
Bullet Physics - Knocking Down Blocks
Physics Motion With Constraints
Soft Body And Cloth Basics
Soft Body Attach - Animating A Flag

Creating A - Particle System
Editing A - Particle System

3D Painting
3D Painting Basics
3D Paint Projects
Displacement Painting

Spline Modeler
Vertex Modeler
Booleans And Cuts
Surface Tools
Edge Tools
Metaball Modeling
Organic Modeling
Creating Your Own Morphs
Vertex Editing In A Posed Position

Postworking The Final Image
Levels And Fixing Artifacts
Liquify Filter

Putting It All Together To Create Great Images
Landscape Scene
Fantasy Scene
Modeling Spaceship
Animation Scene
About The Tutor

Updates For Carrara 8.5
The Genesis Figure And DUF Files
Using Genesis Character Presets
Using The Parameter Panel
Subdivision Levels
AutoFit And Fit To
Genesis Skeleton Visibility
Smart Content And The Content Management System - CMS
Memorize, Restore And Zero Figures
New Light Icons
Multi-Layer Elements In Shaders
Improvements To The Sequencer, Keyframing And Animation Tools