Assemble Build complete 3D scenes in real-time using your own objects or choose from 900 high-quality 3D models supplied with Carrara Studios extensive collection. Achieve spectacular results with the added realism of complete Sky Environments, and special effects like Lens Flares, advanced light effects, object explosions or Particle Systems.
Texture Change the appearance of your models with hundreds of ready-to-use textures. Generate a multitude of 2D/3D textures such as marble, wood, metal, water or fire with the advanced Shader Editor. Import movies and images such as Adobe Photoshop, JPEGs, GIFs, QuickTime and AVI files to create advanced shaders, featuring Bump Mapping, Transparency, Reflection, Glow and more.
Animate Create high-quality 3D animations with ease, from professional videos to animated logos and animations for the Web. Apply predefined Behaviors to your objects or use Carrara Studios unique Storyboard feature to intuitively and instantly create simple animations, or compose more elaborate movies using Character Animation, Physics or Inverse Kinematics.
Render Use Carrara Studios 5 renderers for professional quality videos and high-resolution images in a variety of styles, including Global Illumination, ultra-fast Ray Tracer, Cartoon Rendering, and more. Easily apply special effects such as Motion Blur and Depth of Field, and output your work using industry standard formats such as Adobe Photoshop, QuickTime, AVI, GIF, TIFF and JPEGs.
Carrara Studio 2 is nowhere near that expensive, yet it is a very useful tool. It is very well set out and seems to take very little system resources - which any 3D modeller or animator out there knows is a big issue with this sort of software.
The Spline editor is superb, allowing you to create any 3D shape you like, for example: Aircraft fuselage, wings (with flaps etc), space craft.
The workspace allows you to see your 3D environment easily and logically, so placing your primitives, complex or splined objects is a doddle.
There are plenty of textures and lights for rendering complete scenes or animations, without the need for another scene renderer, although I do use Bryce because I'm more familiar with it.
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