Vue 2014 appeared just before last Christmas. I think it must have passed me by completely. But, better late than never, here’s a quick list of the new features which caught my eye in the surprisingly sparse number of reviews…
* “FBX geometry importing, which supports textured geometry”. Sounds promising for those exporting a posed FBX foreground from DAZ Studio, thought .obj + texture re-sizing is probably still the better export option..
* Ability to… “configure the interface … presets include 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, Lightwave, Maya and Softimage – or long-term Vue users can leave it as the default.” Not sure if it’s a few simple presets, or if you can drag stuff around to suit yourself.
* Your mouse wheel now zooms you in-and-out of a scene. Useful.
* A new and “better lighting model , “Photometric”. Looks great, but doubles the render time (groan).
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.