I recently bought Carrara 8 and had to go hunt down the Runtime Add instructions again. Here are the 2 simple steps of how to add your Poser or Daz Studio Runtime directories into Carrara 7 or 8.
Note – The Runtime directories used by Daz Studio and Carrara are both based on Poser’s Runtime structure since both of them use Poser object files.
A runtime directory contains the following folders –
Furthermore, the Libraries folder may contain the following sub-folders –
A) Select Add Runtime
- Make sure you are in the Assembly room (denoted by the hand icon on the top right of the screen).
- Click on the Content tab on the bottom left of the screen.
- Click on the File/Folder Menu on the bottom right of the screen. This opens up a list of menu items, one of which is Add Runtime. If the Add Runtime option is grayed out, then you may not be in the Content tab (step 2).
B) Select the Relevant Runtime Folder
After you select Add Runtime, you will get a Folder selection pop-up menu. Navigate to your Poser or Daz Studio Runtime directories.
For example, my Poser Runtime directory resides in Program Files/eFrontier/Poser7/Runtime.
Select the Runtime folder and click OK.
You Are Done!
And just like that, you have added your Poser or Daz Studio Runtime directory into Carrara. You now have easy access to all your 3D-assets and can drag and drop them into the Carrara Assembly Room.
You may add multiple Runtime directories by repeating this process.