Carrara is provided as several installers. In the Product Library or Install Manager you will see installers for the Carrara 8.5 application as well as additional content. The installers available are determined by whether or not your purchased Carrara 8.5 Pro or Standard.
Steps for setting up Carrara 8.5 Pro or Standard.
Please refer to the following platform specific installation guides. It is highly recommended to install using the DAZ Install Manager. The DIM provides the easiest method of installation.
In order to use Smart Content in Carrara 8.5 the installation must be done through the DAZ Install Manager
The additional content for Carrara 8.5 Pro and Standard is listed above.
Carrara 8.5 has the ability to read both Poser content and DSON format content. This means users will need to add both their Poser runtime(s) as well as the location for their DSON Content.
You may have folders that don't contain any content. This is because the folders contain DAZ Studio only content such as scripts or shaders. Carrara won't see files with the extension .ds, .dsa, .dsb, .dse, .daz or .gfa.
Properly setting up Carrara 8.5 will allow you to run Carrara 8.5, access the Carrara Native Content and the Carrara 8.5 additional content. The easiest way to install Carrara 8.5 and any additional content is through the DAZ Install Manager.