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This is a fan project, like the Lord Inquisitor was. GW has absolutely nothing to do with it!

by Capulong, Rowel
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Very Very Cool Indeed Indeed

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Carrara 8.5 offers the latest in DAZ technology. Our software engineers have worked meticulously to ensure that the new features in Carrara 8.5 exceed the standard you've come to expect for Carrara. Carrara 8.5 provides seamless support for the Genesis and Genesis 2 3D model figures you know and love. The new parameters tab grants intuitive access to morphs for your figures and allows you to filter by region, body part and even keyword. Carrara 8.5 ships with AutoFit and Morph Projection, which allows you enormous versatility in clothing.

New and improved animation and keyframing tools including Key Frame Filters and a Graph Editor, which puts the power in your hands. These new tools, as well as new intuitive keyboard shortcuts, connect the serious animator to the 3D model in a symbiotic relationship. Smoothing, refining and perfecting animation sequences has never been easier.

New SubDivision and Smoothing tools allow the user to control 3D rendering levels and model levels, allowing smoothing from within the assembly room. This cuts time out of your flow and saves you from needlessly switching between the modeling and assembly rooms just to update smoothing options.


Improvements to the viewport avatars for lights and cameras provide a new, aesthetically pleasing look to the interface. The Sunlight, Moonlight, Shape Light and Tube Lights have all received a makeover. This provides a greater visual reference as to how light will emanate from a source and react in the scene.

Now you can enjoy figure posing, modeling, 3D landscape design, rigid and soft-body dynamics, animation and 3D rendering all within a single application at an affordable price. Add a whole new dimension to your 3D art and animation with Carrara.

New in Carrara 8.5

Photometric lighting in Carrara © DAZ 3D, 2016

Support for:

  • Windows Vista, 7 and 8
  • Mac OSX 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8

Native DSON Importer – seamless integration of:

  • TriAxTM Weight Mapped figures (Genesis, Genesis 2 Female)
  • General Weight Mapped figures
  • Legacy Parametric Figures (4th Generation and earlier)
  • Support for multiple UV sets (through Hierarchical Material(s) Presets and Material(s) Presets)

Puppeteer integration © DAZ 3D, 2016

Genesis Content

Native AutoFit Functionality

  • Conversion of legacy parametric clothing to TriAx weight mapped figures
  • Automatic Morph Projection
  • Automatic Weight Map Projection
  • Morph Preservation
  • AutoFit does not currently work on Genesis 2

Improved Sequencer, Keyframing and Animation Tools

  • New Key Board Shortcuts to:
    • Play/Stop animation
    • Advance Frame
    • Previous Frame

Animation Filters

Carrara vegetation improvements © DAZ 3D, 2016

  • Sample – Creates a key at every nthframe of the animation
  • Smooth – Smooth out wild keys to get an even looking animation
  • Reduce – Programatically determine which keys are unnecessary and eliminate them

Graph Editor Scaling Box allows for easy adjustments of timing, scaling and amplitude of animations

  • Smart Content
    • Browse content by File, Category or Product
    • Selection based filtering of content – only see the content that is compatible with a selection
  • Animation Commands
    • Zero, Memorize and Restore figures, selection or selection trees
    • Memorize and Restore allow users to store values for the model’s current pose and/or shape and restore all or part of the figure to the previously memorized values.
  • Improved Fit To Functionality
    • Automatic projection and following of morphs for TriAx weightmapped figures
    • No more relying on built in clothing morphs to fit clothing over a TriAx 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
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