is a general purpose 3D
figure posing, modeling, landscape design, rigid and soft-body dynamics, animation and rendering application. Carrara is now owned and developed by DAZ 3D
. Carrara is compatible with Poser
and DAZ format 3D figures and includes a selection of landscape generation tools, together with its more traditional modeling features.
The history of Carrara started in 1989 when a group of individuals founded Ray Dream, Inc.
with the idea of creating graphic software for the new Mac computers with color displays. Two years later the first version of their new 3D graphics program which they named Ray Dream Studio
In the years that followed Ray Dream Studio became a successful product having at one time over 200,000 users. In 1996 Ray Dream Inc. was sold to Fractal Design Corporation
(developer of Painter
, Poser). Fractal Design Corporation was in turn acquired by MetaTools
(developer of Bryce
) shortly thereafter. The combination of the two companies was given the new name MetaCreations
. Around the same time another 3D graphics program named Infini-D
was acquired from Specular International
. Now owning two 3D graphics programs, MetaCreations decided to merge Ray Dream and Infini-D into one application giving it the new name Carrara.
Around the year 2000 Metacreations divested itself of most of its products including Carrara, which was sold to a new company named Eovia
founded by former MetaCreations employee Antoine Clappier. Eovia... Read More