BEER is now moving ahead again, having moved past the half-way point on its crowdfunding journey. BEER aims to make a relatively easy-to-use Blender plugin for stylised rendering output. That means render types that emulate hand-drawn and hand-painted art, ultimately. They’re now into week 8 of a 10 week development cycle, after a long period of fund-raising. The drooling masses want photo-real babes and few people are interested in arty rendering, so it appears to have been a long-haul for the BEER team. But to reach the half-way mark is a good sign. They hope that the other ten weeks of work can be input when BEER is fully funded at $20k. Instead of nodes, in BEER there are building blocks that make sense to artists…
BEER runs with NPR features as the building block of a material. Diffuse [basic material] is a feature, hatching is a feature, rim light is a feature. We stack these NPR features to make a final material.
Carrara 8 is DAZ Studio's official 'big sister' software.
Carrara loads all DAZ and Poser characters and scenes,
and supports LuxRender for top-quality realistic rendering.