The Poser-friendly Hivewire3D store has a substantial April Showers Sale on now, until the 1st of May. Looks like most of the Sale items are 50% off or more, they’re quality and there’s a lot of them.
I also spotted there that Songbird Remix-maker Ken Gilliland’s ancient Assyrian Hanging Gardens of Nimrud is half-price. It also ships in a Vue version complete with ‘hanging-gardens planting’ friendly Vue materials. The Poser version has cameras and “place figure” poses which teleport your character and a matching camera to the correct spot in the vast structure.
Talking of Vue, the DAZ Store also has a heavy discount on the useful scene elements Mini Moss (easily applied tiny moss plants and micro-ecosystems for boulders and logs) and Misty Moments for Vue (low mists and fogs as hi-res position-able .VOB files, which cut render times compared to other depth-haze methods).
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.