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Carrara 6 Pro Tutorial

Carrara 6 Pro is the most versatile 3D software on the market. Geared for professional and beginner alike, this powerful software allows for figure posing, modeling, landscape design, physics, animation and rendering - all within a single application. In this VTC course, noted expert and 3D animator Mark Bremmer, will help users quickly become familiar with the software’s working methods using common terms and a friendly, matter-of-fact format. He will then move on to teach basics of scene creation and best methods for 3D design within Carrara. Finally, he will lead Carrara users into the more robust features including: modeling with displacement painting, advanced texturing, methods for creating hair, character animation and much more. Tips and tricks are also provided for integrating Carrara into professional animation and studio work pipelines. Work Files are included. To begin learning Carrara 6 Pro today, simply click on one of the movie links.


Introduction / Terminology / Scope
New in Carrara Pro 6 pt. 1
New In Carrara Pro 6 pt. 2


Interface Tour
Room Tour / Assembly pt. 1
Room Tour / Assembly pt. 2
Room Tour / Model
Room Tour / Storyboard
Room Tour / Texture
Room Tour / Render
Browser / Content Manager
General 3D Best Methods

Using The Cameras

The Three Basic Cameras
Camera Properties pt. 1
Camera Properties pt. 2
Using Cameras For Navigating Your 3D Space
Navigating With Track / Dolly / Pan / Bank Tools
Advanced Motion Paths For Camera Movement

Creating Scenes

Using the Universal Manipulator
Primitive Objects
Creating Text Objects
Formula Objects
Creating Plants
Ocean Primitive
Exploring the Scene Wizard and Browser
Creating Your Own Carrara Library of Objects
Importing 3D Models

Managing Scene Elements

Setting Up a Scene
Grouping / Nesting and Hotpoints
Moving / Scaling and Rotating
Aligning / Duplicating / Distributing and Spacing Objects
Using the Eye Dropper
Advanced Scene Management

Lighting a Scene

Scene Lighting Controls
Using the Distant Light
Using the Spot Light pt. 1
Using the Spot Light pt. 2
Using the Bulb Light
Using the Anything Glows Light
Environment Light Tool
Using the Shape and Tube Light
Master Lights
Moon and Sun Light
Best Methods For Lighting
Advanced Special Lighting Effects
Advanced HDRI and IBL lighting pt. 1
Advanced HDRI and IBL lighting pt. 2
Advanced Ambient Occlusion

Modifiers and Behaviors

Using Modifiers and Behaviors
Behaviors for Animation pt. 1
Behaviors for Animation pt. 2

The Carrara 6 Modelers

Comparing Spline / Vertex and Metaball Modelers

Spline Modeler

Creating Cross Sections
Creating a Jet Engine
Jet Engine Continued
Advanced Importing From Drawing Programs
Advanced Additional Imports
Extrusion Methods pt. 1
Extrusion Methods pt. 2 (with Compounds)

Vertex Modeler

Vertex Room Basics
Selecting Deleting Dissolving
Polylines Sweeps
Dynamic Extrusion
Lathing and Lofting
Tool Integration / Creasing / Smoothing
Linking / Polygon Tool / Tesselate and Add Tool
Cut Tool
Subdivision Smoothing and Soft Selection
Symmetry Change and Drawing Plane
Edge Tools pt. 1
Edge Tools pt. 2
Pro Tool Modeling
Gordon / Coons / Ruled and Double
Bridge Tool
Advanced Displacement Painting pt. 1
Advanced Displacement Painting pt. 2
Advanced UV Mapping pt. 1
Advanced UV Mapping pt. 2
Advanced UV Mapping pt. 3
Advanced UV Mapping pt. 4
Advanced UV Mapping pt. 5
Advanced Morph Targets pt. 1
Advanced Morph Targets pt. 2

Metaball Modeler

Using the Metaball Modeler pt. 1
Using the Metaball Modeler pt. 2

Plant Modeler

Building Plants pt. 1
Building Plants pt. 2
Building Plants pt. 3
Building Plants pt. 4
Make a Bush
Advanced Custom Leaves pt. 1
Advanced Custom Leaves pt. 2

Creating Terrains and Skies

Introduction to Terrain Objects
Creating and Modifying a Terrain
Using the Map Editor
Terrain Shader
Creating Realistic Skies


Creating Hair pt. 1
Creating Hair pt. 2 (Groups)
Guide Hair and Density
Guide Hair and Curling
Guide Hair Addition Draping
Advanced Domain Selection
Advanced Symmetry and Hair Groups
Advanced Resets Styling Drapes
Advanced PostDrape Styling pt. 1
Advanced PostDrape Styling pt. 2
Advanced Shader Control
Advanced Texture Map Controls

Using the Replicators

What are the Two Replicators?
The Replicator pt. 1
The Replicator pt. 2
Animated Replicator
The Surface Replicator pt. 1
The Surface Replicator pt. 2
Advanced Shader Map Surface Rep

Using Shaders

Shader Introduction
Shader Tree and Basic Shader Functions
Using the Shader Tree and Applying Shaders
Multichannel Mixer
Working With Texture Maps
Texture Maps / Reference Shader
Displacement Maps pt. 1
Displacement Maps pt. 2
Shader Domains and Layer Lists Domains pt. 1
Layer List Domains pt. 2
Layer List Domains pt. 3
Layer List Domains pt. 4
Layer List Domains pt. 5
Subsurface Scattering pt. 1
Subsurface Scattering pt. 2
Transparency with Absorbtion pt 1
Transparency with Absorbtion pt. 2
Advanced Complex Shader Development
Advanced Animated Displacement Mapping pt. 1
Advanced Animated Displacement Mapping pt. 2
Advanced Refraction and Reflection pt. 1
Advanced Refraction and Reflection pt. 2
Advanced The Terrain Shader pt. 1
Advanced The Terrain Shader pt. 2
Advanced Elevation controls
Advanced Shader Plug-ins pt. 1
Advanced Shader Plug-ins pt. 2

Adding Natural and Environmental Elements

Using Particles pt. 1
Using Particles pt. 2
Using Particles pt. 3
Advanced Animating Particle Maps
Adding Volumetric Clouds

Animating a Scene

Working With Keyframes
Motion Paths
Using Physics
Advanced NonLinear Animation
Advanced Timeline Graph Editor
Advanced Camera Animation and Effects

Character Animation

Basic Rigging
Inverse Kinematics
Weightmap Painting
Bones with Symmetry pt. 1
Bones with Symmetry pt. 2
Motion for Organics pt. 1
Motion for Organics pt. 2
Motion Constraints For Robots
Advanced Rigging Morph Targets


Best-methods For Rendering pt. 1
Best-methods For Rendering pt. 2
Choosing a Render Engine
Rendering Still Images
Rendering Animations
Rendering With Global Illumination
Ambient Occlusion
Rendering Irradiance Maps
Rendering Caustics
Rendering G-Buffers
Batch and Network Rendering


Wrap-Up and Resources
Contact Information

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