Saturday, March 01, 2008

Carrara 6.1

It kind of snuck up on me but Daz have brought out a upgrade to Carrara. The main enhancements are for hair, reduced memory requirements for vertex models, some enhancements to displacement mapping and a there's a long list of bug fixes too.

The hair enhancements have new tools for straightening, curling and clumping the hair, there is more control over overlaps and collision detection, symmetry and grouping

The 6.1 version is available to those people who already have 6.0. It's currently a full uninstall / reinstall but there are rumours of a patch version with a smaller download size. You can access it by resetting your download counters in your account.

In related news, Digital Carvers Guild has an enhancement to Anything Goos that allow you to smooth between shading domains.


Unknown said...

Regarding the Anything Goos update, I understood the update lets the shader plugin detect shading domain edges and can add goo to them. Which would actually be the opposite of 'smoothing' out? C6.1Pro does feel a little smoother though. Snappy.

FleaCircusDirector said...

I see your point, if the "goo" is a contrasting colour then it will highlight the boundary between the domains. However, if the "goo" is texture that is a blend of the two domains then it will be equivalent to smudging the boundary and softening the edge.

FleaCircusDirector said...

There's now a mini version available at Daz which patches 6.0 to 6.1 so you don't have to download whole install.