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Carrara 8.5 Tutorial

A professionally created, self-study video training course
Includes 12 hours of easy to follow Carrara 8.5 video tutorials presented by an industry expert.
The training is delivered to your desktop allowing you to learn at a time that suits you and at your own pace.
You can start learning online right away. Sample Carrara 8.5 tutorial videos by clicking a blue link below:
  • Tutor: Phil Wilkes
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Video lessons: 129
  • Product code: 01850
  • In stock: YES
  • Available on: DVD & Download
  • Work files included: YES
  • Works on: MS Windows PC & Mac
  • Date Released: 4th October 2013
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 instruction and 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 guide is...
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COMPLETE COURSE CONTENTS
We hope you enjoyed the free lessons. To view the complete contents, including all lessons below & above, please purchase the course via DVD or Download.
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Basics And Getting Around
Introduction
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
Duplicating
Moving The Hot Point
Adding A Shader
Saving An Object
Modifiers
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
Backgrounds
Black Eyes Syndrome
Backdrops
Indoor Indirect Lighting
New Lighting Option

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

Primitives
Basic Primitives
Terrains
Plants
Multi-leaf Objects
Edit Tree Shape
Clouds
Fire, Fountains And Fog
Ocean
Text

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

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

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

Animating
Types Of Animation
Keyframe Animation
Tweeners
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
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

Particles
Creating A - Particle System
Editing A - Particle System

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

Modeling
Spline Modeler
Vertex Modeler
Extruding
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
Filters
Thumbnails

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
Purchase Info
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For both purchase options you receive 129 Carrara 8.5 training videos (listed left), lasting a total of 12 hours and the working files.

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This Carrara 8.5 course is available in multi-user format ideal for corporate users, schools and universities.

The course loads directly onto your server and delivered to multiple users over your network.

An unlimited number of users can access the training with a pre-determined number viewing the tuition at any one time.

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USING THE SAME EXCELLENT CONTENT AS SINGLE USER COURSES
For companies and educational establishments wanting multi user access to training resources, we offer this Carrara 8.5 course to do just that.
Now you can integrate training or technical support within your own computer network, or allow employees or students to gain access to training and support from home or any other location that they can gain access to your organizations network.

EASILY VIEWED OVER A NETWORK
The courses can be played over a LAN using a standard browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox.
The movies are viewed using Adobe Flash (same method as YouTube) and are slightly compressed in order to not clog the network.
All advanced and the "for dummies" courses are available via this multi user solution and can be copied directly to a hard disk for faster access and the access page may be customized, if needed, using a html editor.

ADDITIONAL USERS AND TITLES CAN BE ADDED
More than one title can exist on your server and the supplied player will automatically show titles that are available.
Simply purchase more user licences (supplied as files) and drop them into the folder. This will automatically increase the number of users allowed onto the system. All purchases are backed up by excellent after-sales support team and easy to follow instruction manual.
You can order multi user online or speak to our knowledgeable sales team.
$500.00£319.93€339.94
(Per 10 user concurrent licence)
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This certifies that you have started from the beginners level, have now viewed all instruction. The certificate advises you now possess essential skills and an in-depth knowledge of Carrara 8.5. Show your boss or potential employer!
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