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Carrara 5 Essential Training

with Jack Whitney

Video: Welcome

Shows how to create scenes and animations, control cameras, manipulate lighting, and create 3D objects.
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  1. 32m 48s
    1. Welcome
    2. What's new in Carrara 5
      8m 43s
    3. Introduction to the interface
      9m 55s
    4. Introduction to the rooms
      13m 49s
  2. 1h 4m
    1. Navigating in 3D space
      8m 47s
    2. Creating images
      8m 57s
    3. Creating animations
      14m 37s
    4. Exploring the Scene Wizard
      8m 51s
    5. Using primitive objects
      6m 44s
    6. Creating text objects
      6m 39s
    7. Using formula objects
      4m 41s
    8. Importing 3D models
      5m 39s
  3. 27m 11s
    1. Setting up a scene
      4m 12s
    2. Moving, scaling and rotating scene elements
      11m 59s
    3. Aligning, distributing and spacing objects
      6m 23s
    4. Using the Eye Dropper
      4m 37s
  4. 15m 2s
    1. Using the four basic cameras
      7m 56s
    2. Navigating the camera with the Track, Dolly, Pan and Bank tools
      7m 6s
  5. 40m 31s
    1. Basic scene lighting
      2m 0s
    2. Using the Distant Light
      2m 35s
    3. Using the Spot Light
      8m 55s
    4. Using the Bulb Light
      6m 26s
    5. Using the Anything Glows Light
      5m 20s
    6. Using the Shape and Tube Light
      8m 40s
    7. Studio lighting effects
      6m 35s
  6. 7m 44s
    1. Using modifiers and deformers
      7m 44s
  7. 27m 4s
    1. Introduction to the Spline Modeler
      13m 3s
    2. Creating cross sections
      4m 31s
    3. Creating a wine glass
      9m 30s
  8. 1h 1m
    1. Introduction to the Vertex Modeler
      11m 18s
    2. Extruding, sweeping, lathing and lofting
      11m 5s
    3. Using booleans and the Cut tool
      5m 19s
    4. Using the Surfaces tools
      13m 48s
    5. Using the Edges tools
      10m 45s
    6. Creating a hood ornament
      9m 12s
  9. 6m 51s
    1. Introduction to the Metaball Modeler
      6m 51s
  10. 25m 10s
    1. Introduction to terrain objects
      6m 10s
    2. Creating and modifying a terrain
      6m 29s
    3. Creating realistic skies
      12m 31s
  11. 13m 40s
    1. Introducing the Replicator
      6m 51s
    2. Introducing the Surface Replicator
      6m 49s
  12. 46m 48s
    1. Introducing Shaders
      4m 33s
    2. Working with the Multi-Channel Mixer
      12m 25s
    3. Working with Texture Maps
      12m 19s
    4. Using Shader Domains
      8m 37s
    5. Using Displacement Maps
      8m 54s
  13. 37m 40s
    1. Using Particles
      11m 25s
    2. Adding fire, fountains and fog
      10m 4s
    3. Creating plants
      9m 50s
    4. Adding volumetric clouds
      6m 21s
  14. 27m 32s
    1. Working with keyframes, tweeners and motion paths
      15m 31s
    2. Using physics and behaviors
      12m 1s
  15. 44m 1s
    1. Introducing rigging
      5m 40s
    2. Adding bones
      6m 57s
    3. Motion constraints and inverse kinematics
      6m 28s
    4. Influencing bones with Weightmap Painting
      5m 37s
    5. Creating and using Morph Targets
      12m 32s
    6. Adding sound to Morph Targets
      6m 47s
  16. 3m 51s
    1. Importing with Transposer and Poser native files
      3m 51s
  17. 19m 43s
    1. Choosing a render engine
      5m 55s
    2. Rendering with Global Illumination, Caustics and Ambient Occlusion
      7m 41s
    3. Exporting images and animations
      3m 43s
    4. Batch rendering
      2m 24s
  18. 27s
    1. Goodbye

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Carrara 5 Essential Training
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Carrara 5 Essential Training with Jack Whitney is a video-based tutorial designed for beginning to intermediate Carrara users who want to quickly learn how to use this powerful and fun 3D software. The tutorial begins with an overview of the Carrara 5 interface and how to navigate in 3D space, then advances to cover topics such as creating scenes and animations, controlling cameras, manipulating lighting, and creating 3D objects with the Spline Modeler. Shading, texturing, terrains, and other environmental elements are also covered, along with much more. Exercise files accompany the training videos, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.

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