Luxus the Luxrender plugin for Carrara released!

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Luxus the Luxrender plugin for Carrara released!

Postby HDD » Sun May 26, 2013 6:37 am

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Re: Luxus the Luxrender plugin for Carrara released!

Postby HDD » Sun May 26, 2013 1:20 pm

Some more info about the final release version:

Includes:
1 Windows 64-bit Installer
1 Windows 32-bit Installer
1 Mac 64-bit Installer
1 Mac 32-bit Installer

Features:
19 LuxRender Textures as Shader Nodes
17 LuxRender Materials as Shader Nodes
01 Top Level Lux Surface Shader Node
Support for Carrara’s Spot, Bulb, and Distant lights
05 LuxRender Specifc Lights:
Infinite(HDRI/IBL)
Projection
Sun
Sky 2
Sun Sky 2

The unofficial manual by rk66 is available at: http://carraracafe.com/forum-3/#cid=1,tid=59
The official manual is available at: http://docs.daz3d.com/doku.php/public/read_me/index/16380/start
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Re: Luxus the Luxrender plugin for Carrara released!

Postby HDD » Sun May 26, 2013 1:37 pm

Please add Luxus for Carrara at the front page of exporters here:
http://www.luxrender.net/en_GB/index

I have prepared a Carrara icon in PNG format that should fit the theme of the others:
http://carraracafe.com/forum-3/?cid=25&show=278
Direct link: http://carraracafe.com/wp-content/wps-c ... arrara.png

Main link for Luxus: http://www.daz3d.com/luxus-for-carrara

A news post would be nice too, new exporters for 3D apps should qualify as big news.

Thank you.
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Re: Luxus the Luxrender plugin for Carrara released!

Postby HDD » Sun May 26, 2013 2:05 pm

Updated the exporter status page with Luxus for Carrara release version:
http://www.luxrender.net/wiki/Exporter_Status

And the wiki with the manual links:
http://www.luxrender.net/wiki/Main_Page
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Re: Luxus the Luxrender plugin for Carrara released!

Postby HDD » Sun May 26, 2013 4:53 pm

The first freebies for Luxus, some shaders are available here:

Some Sample Shaders – http://sphericlabs.com/carrara/LuxSampleShaders.zip
M4/V4 Lux base shaders by 3DAGE – http://carraracafe.com/forum-3/?cid=25&show=217
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Re: Luxus the Luxrender plugin for Carrara released!

Postby povmaniaco » Tue May 28, 2013 8:12 am

quoted from viewtopic.php?p=87944#p87944....

Looking into the possibility to "port" LuXSI to Daz3D Carrara, to get LuxRender support.
Since LuXSI is written in C++, it looks like the best option of all exporters, because Carrara SDK supports C++, but not Python or other high level scripting that the other plugins use.

Chances of success without help from other Carrara developers is closer to none, than to slim, since the 200kb source code is about 200x bigger than previous "Hello World" apps I wrote in C++ a long time ago.

Anyhow, thinking about starting with the LuXSI 1.1 release and trying to "deactivate" as much as possible, before trying to switch over to Carrara for a first version with mesh, camera, single light support. Or maybe I should start with LuXSI 0.1 to keep things simple...

Got a name for the project: Luxsicar.


Is Luxus a result of LuXSI 'adapted' to Carrara? Great...
One easy reference like '.. from LuXSI Exporter' it is an good detail.
Greetings..
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Re: Luxus the Luxrender plugin for Carrara released!

Postby HDD » Thu May 30, 2013 2:53 pm

No, Luxus has no connection to LuXSI or any other exporter.
It is made my developer Spheric Labs, no connection to me.
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Re: Luxus the Luxrender plugin for Carrara released!

Postby HDD » Thu May 30, 2013 3:37 pm

The Carrara section of the Renderosity Gallery has a few Carrara/Luxus worth checking out:
http://www.renderosity.com/mod/gallery/ ... atsNew=Yes
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Re: Luxus the Luxrender plugin for Carrara released!

Postby HDD » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:37 am

Luxus for Carrara has been updated to v1.0.0.1 (October, 17, 2013)

- Production Frame and render match up perfectly.
- DOF parameters.
- Internal Saved Textures supported.
- Squelched some warnings related to textures.
- AreaLight bug that applied the light to multple shading domains when it should not have.
- Fixed Cloth.
- Rendering will not hang the Mac while LuxRender does its thing.

Get Luxus for Carrara at: http://www.daz3d.com/luxus-for-carrara
Owners can get it via My account/Product Library or the Daz Installation Manager.
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Re: Luxus the Luxrender plugin for Carrara released!

Postby HDD » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:00 pm

An unofficial manual is available at CarraraCafe for free, just register on the site to get it and all other free downloads.
In PDF format and 63 pages of all the options and setting, with links to the Luxrender wiki when needed for deeper understanding.

Get it here:
http://carraracafe.com/downloads/?did=33

A few more freebies are available at:
http://carraracafe.com/luxus-the-luxren ... tion-blog/
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