After days of being blocked, I turned on a VPN in my browser and pretended to be in the USA… and the installer began downloading immediately! Thus it must be blocking us, here in the UK. Anyway, I now have 1.0.14x installed. So, use a VPN (such as the free Browsec) if you can’t download it from your location.
The first thing I wanted to know was if it was possible to get a simple .OBJ mesh, and do so easily. It is. To export a terrain you…
1) “Set” or “Enable” a Node. This cryptic message is unexplained but appears to mean that you press F3 on each node on the sample terrain to mark it for export, then add a “Mesh” node at the end of the node-chain, and also F3 it.
2) Then you press the “Build” button, open the “Build” window and set it to 1k resolution (the limit on the free version) and “Build”.
3) You quickly end up with a set of PNGs in C:\Users\YOUR_USER_NAME\Documents\Gaea\Builds\ If you also added a Mesh node, you get a fat .OBJ — even 1k resolution landed me with a 196Mb .OBJ file.
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.