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Advanced Carrara 8 Tutorial

A professionally created, self-study video training course
Includes 10 hours of easy to follow Advanced Carrara 8 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 Advanced Carrara 8 tutorial videos by clicking a blue link below:
  • Tutor: Phil Wilkes
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Video lessons: 105
  • Product code: 01633
  • In stock: YES
  • Available on: DVD & Download
  • Work files included: YES
  • Works on: MS Windows PC & Mac
  • Later course available: Yes, Carrara 8.5 tutorial
Assuming you are comfortable with the basics of this powerful 3D modeling software, expert tutor Phil Wilkes uses step-by-step video training movies to help you get to grips with the more challenging techniques of Carrara.

In this advanced Carrara tutorial, trainer Phil pays particular attention to creating, modeling, animating and rendering 3D objects with the aim of helping you to leverage the potential power of this innovative program.

Also highly applicable to version 8.5, in over nine hours of professionally created video training, the tuition includes setting the advanced preferences, constraints explained, lessons on movement, texturing, UV Mapping, adding special effects and so much more. Work files are also included allowing you to work along and use the same resources as the trainer.

The 105 video lessons that make up this course are laid below and you can start learning right away, click any of the blue linked lessons to sample the FREE Carrara Advanced video tutorials....
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"We have purchased 11 of these training CDs to date. Their structure and content have improved our technical skills at our own pace. We've extracted ourselves from many a production problem by referring back to the relevant CD."Ian Walsh, Slide FX Ltd, Ireland
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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Good Housekeeping In Carrara
Introduction
Preferences
Production Frame
Memory Management
Managing A Large Scene

UV Mapping
What Is UV Mapping
Approaches To UV Mapping
UV Mapping Tools
UV Map Unfolding

Modeling Furniture
Modeling A Morphing Cushion
Modeling The Chair Arm
Assembling The Chair
Modeling A Cupboard Unit
Modeling The Drawers And Doors
Assembling The Cupboard Unit
Setting Movement Constraints
UV Mapping And Texturing The Furniture
Complete Scene With The Furniture Set

Modeling A Vehicle - A WW1 Airplane
Preparing Templates
Setting Up Your Workspace With Templates
Accurate Modeling Of The Fuselage
Modeling The Wing
Finishing The Wing
Starting Detailing
Detailing The Cockpit
Fitting The Propeller
Setting Up ERC For Ailerons
Setting Up UV Mapping
Producing A Final Render Of The Bi-Plane

Advanced Shaders And Texturing
Layer Lists
Using Operators For Complex Shaders
Setting Up Glow Channel For Illuminated Windows
Local VsGlobal Shaders
Using Displacement For Rocks
Using Displacement For City Blocks

Model Texturing And Rigging
Preparing A Base Figure For Sculpting
Importing A Sculpted Character Model
Painting Bump And Mask Maps
Painting The Color Map
Creating The Skeleton
Attaching The Skeleton
Fine Tuning The Joints
Constraints And IK
Final Character Scene

Creating - Modeling Your Own Clothes
Painting Second Skin Tight-Fitting Clothes
Adding The Second Skin Clothes To A Figure
Adapting An Existing Item Of Clothing - Lesson 1
Adapting An Existing Item Of Clothing - Lesson 2
Adapting An Existing Item Of Clothing - Lesson 3
Adapting An Existing Item Of Clothing - Lesson 4
Adapting An Existing Item Of Clothing - Lesson 5
Adapting An Existing Item Of Clothing - Lesson 6
Modeling A Jacket For Dynamic Cloth
Carrara Soft Body Cloth - Lesson 1
Carrara Soft Body Cloth - Lesson 2
New Settings For Dynamic Cloth - Lesson 1
New Setting For Dynamic Cloth - Lesson 2
Using Poser To Drape Clothes
Re-Importing Draped Cloth Back Into Carrara
Modeling For A Conforming Top
Defining Groups Ready For Rigging
Scaling And Exporting The Clothes Model
Applying The Rigging In Daz Studio
Loading And Testing Your Conforming Clothes
A Couple Of Cool Things With Conforming Clothes

General Tips For Environmental Scenes
Cloud Domes
Creating Light Domes

Creating A Complete Rural Setting
Creating The Height Map For The Ground
Creating The Ground In Carrara
Starting To Building The Cottage
Completing The Main Cottage Structure
Adding Details To The Cottage
Modeling Realistic Grass
Creating A Custom Tree
Creating Distribution Maps
Texturing The Ground
Adding The Replicated Objects To Our Scene
Adding Walls And Trees To The Scene
Adding Water For The Stream
A Final Rural Scene Image

Creating An Urban Setting
Creating A Lo-Res City Block
Replicating City Blocks To Layout The City
Texturing And Adding Roads
Adding Street Lights And People
Cars And Other Final Details

Special Effects In Carrara
Creating A Smoke Trail With Particles
Trailing Hearts From A Walking Figure
Creating A Basic Walk Cycle
Refining The Walk Cycle
Turning The Walk Cycle Into A Reusable Clip
Creating Bends In A Mapped Road
Road Through A Landscape
Roads Through Terrains - A Second Example
Exploding A Balloon
Creating A Panorama With A Spherical Image
Making An Animation With A Panoramic Image
A Shaft Of Light
Using Carrara To Make Your Own HDRIs
Modeling Tinsel With Replicators
Using Terrain As An Ocean Surface
Animating Dynamic Hair With A Proxy Figure
Faster Lighting Of Dynamic Hair

Course Conclusion
Useful Carrara Resources
Tips For Product Distribution
About The Tutor
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The DVD and Download options include the same training contents and both priced as below:
  US & Canada: $124.95 $99.94

UK: £79.95 £63.95 + VAT

EU: €84.95 €67.95 + VAT
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For both purchase options you receive 105 Advanced Carrara 8 training videos (listed left), lasting a total of 10 hours and the working files.

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This Advanced Carrara 8 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.

Training Multiple Users

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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 Advanced Carrara 8 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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