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* DAZ Studio
* Carrara 5
Open Carrara Pro 5.
Create a new project to transform and scale your figure.
Select a new empty document for the moment.
The Working box appears. Choose View menu > Grid, or press Ctrl+J to open the Grid Window. These default values must be changed in order to represent real-world dimensions for your DAZ character.
Change these values as following to resize the Working box, then press Ok. You can now import your DAZ character
Choose File menu > Import, to import your DAZ character. This is a .CR2 file in your runtime / libraries folder (for example : C:\Program Files\DAZ\Studio\content\Runtime\libraries\character\DAZ People).
Select Victoria 3 SAE.CR2 file and press Ok to import your DAZ character.
Before resizing the character, import with the same way V3 Wild and Messy.CR2 (for example : C:\Program Files\DAZ\Studio\content\Runtime\libraries\character\DAZ Hair) and V3 Bikini Full sr1.CR2 (C:\Program Files\DAZ\Studio\content\Runtime\libraries\character\V3 Morphing Clothes).
V3 Bikini Full sr1.CR2 and V3 Wild and Messy.CR2 must be conformed to figure 1 of Victoria 3 SAE.CR2. To do this :
Then press Ok.
Do the same way for V3 Wild and Messy.CR2 in order to conform to Victoria 3 SAE character.
Select DAZ character Victoria 3 SAE.CR2 into the lower part of the Properties tray. Open the Motion panel : Transformation folder and enter the scaling axis z for the height of Victoria 3 in real-world dimensions (for example, choose 1700mm).
Once DAZ character resized, adjust the figure inside the Working box.
Place and adjust correctly the DAZ figure inside the Working box.
Select Victoria 3 SAE.CR2 : Figure 1 in the lower part of the Properties tray, and import pose (for example : C:\Program Files\DAZ\Studio\content\Runtime\libraries\pose\!DAZ's Victoria 3\V3 Legs Crossed.pz2).
Fix the V3 Bikini to fit correctly Victoria 3 SAE as following :
Now the DAZ figure Victoria 3 SAE has real-world dimensions easy to use, and is ready to work with architectural scene.
Group the figure and save the scene as Carrara file : Choose File menu > Export, to export your DAZ character (with the name you like).
Load now your architectural scene with real-world units and import the DAZ character Victoria 3 SAE which you export with cloth and pose as described above. For example I used the Scene Wizard of Carrara Pro 5 to load an interior scene in this tutorial, resize it in real-world units in order to simulate an Architectural scene (in millimeter units).
Move your DAZ character inside the interior scene. You can see that the figure fit well in the Working box and it is not necessary to convert any sizes. Only place the models.
Here is a render of Victoria 3 SAE in Architectural scene. So you are able now to create your own libraries of DAZ figures in Carrara 5, ready to use for Architectural and Design projects.
Et Voila !
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