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  • PyrZern
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    PyrZern polycounter lvl 7
    No sculpting + baking texture allowed in this contest ??
  • Carlosan
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    Carlosan polycounter lvl 7
    3D-Coat is the one application that has all the tools you need to take your 3D idea from a block of digital clay all the way to a production ready, fully textured organic or hard surface model.

    What's New in 3D-Coat 4.8  - Key Features:

    - Possibility to attach Smart Materials to layers!
    Materials managing becomes even easier

    - Smart Materials usage history.

    - Possibility to change resolution of textures, attached materials will automatically be re-sampled!

    - Improved Curvature calculation. This is crucial for Smart Materials to be looking even more realistic.

    - Render scene in Renderman. Yep, you heard it right!

    - Baking Scan. Paint baking depth with brush.
    Now you can define with an ease of a brush stroke how big the depth of scanning will be.

    - New Primitives in Retopo room: cylinder, torus, cube, ellipse, spiral, etc.
    We are getting closer and closer to low-poly modeling!

    - 4K monitors support. Now UI elements and font size will automatically fit your screen resolution.

    - Proxy Slider. Set your proxy degree with an easy slider movement.

    - Rotation mode quick switch - around Y or free rotation.  See navigation panel.
    Need both modes at hand? Now you have the quick swap.



  • kanga
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    kanga interpolator
  • Ged
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    Ged interpolator
    wow the 2d/3d sketching tools for concept work look really fun!
  • Michael Knubben
    What you forgot to mention, but might be important to people on the fence:
  • pmiller001
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    pmiller001 greentooth
    MAN, 3dcoat is at it again. Love it. 
  • almighty_gir
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    almighty_gir sublime tool
    Still can't use it, i like making demons, witches, and sexy women.
  • ScoobyDoofus
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    ScoobyDoofus polycounter lvl 15
    3D Coat is pretty awesome and I use it as a regular part of my art pipeline, but I feel there are some fundamental features/corrections they could/should make before packing in more buzzword additions. Things like:

    Supporting multiple monitors. I want to be able to place my palettes on my 2nd (or 3rd) screen. 
    Better "smart" material authoring. (like every competitor)
    Better layer masking/ REAL layer masks like photoshop/quixel and substance painter (like every competitor)
    Antialiasing in the viewport (like every competitor)
    Fixing the frequently broken viewport/lighting controls + Bad UI decisions

    and more that I can't think of at the moment.
    I still own it and will continue to use it, but...it could be so much better for game production.
  • PolyHertz
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    @ScoobyDoofus Well the 3DC programmers have always treated it more like an experimental piece of software then one meant for production. Generally, if they don't find a feature exciting/fun to work on they wont bother, and wont even fix bugs unless it directly affects something they're working on 90% of the time. Mantis shows just how few issues get resolved: http://3dcoat.com/mantis/view_all_bug_page.php

    Andrew ran a poll about 3 years ago (here) where he asked if the users wanted radial symmetry first or masks, they voted radial symmetry. By the time he was done with that though he had apparently lost motivation to implement masks and so it never got done. I'm still bitter about that one.

    That said, 3D-Coat is still my favorite app for hand painted textures.
  • CreativeSheep
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    CreativeSheep polycounter lvl 4
    Anyone here knowledgeable about 3D coat, I could fire some questions from the manual you're direction ?
  • Michael Knubben
    @creativesheep I've used it a bunch, but mostly the painting. What are your questions about?
    There's also an official forum, by the way!
  • Noren
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    Noren polycounter lvl 14
    @CreativeSheep
    Lack of proper (complete and up to date) documentation is actually one of my biggest gripes with 3D Coat at the moment. The tooltips and (well done) video tutorials can't make up for that.
    There used to be a Newbie section in the 3D Coat forums which alleviated that situation a bit and was screened by experienced 3D Coat users and associates like @Carlosan, but that was removed for some reason. I'd guess posting your questions in the 3DCoat subforum should get you answers from the same people reasonably quick as well.
  • Carlosan
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    New version 4.8.16

    - Retopo via decimation works correctly with objects of non 1.0 scale.

    - Lasso works correctly in fill tool

    - Correct Transform+pick volumes. Use CTRL/SHIFT to select/unselect.

    - fixed problem of some commands in space menu (at the end of list)

    - Fixed potential instability in Light Baking Tool.

    - RFill (Quad Fill) included into regular retopo toolset, corrected to work as expected.

    Curves:

    - fill by patch remade. Should be faster and more accurate.

    - joining points.

    - reworked RMB menu

    - projecting points on plane

    - Correct EPS/spline import export. IGES supported. But IGES is not included in community version, if you need to test it, send me request I will send special key.

    - possibility to link several points if snapping to points enabled. They will be moved together.

    - many more small changes





  • Carlosan
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    Carlosan polycounter lvl 7

    4.8.18 (expected to be stable)

    - Skip textures export if need (checkbox in export dialog).

    - Axial rotation in text primitive.

    - fixed problem of positioning Tool params window

    - Select visible islands in UV/Retopo rooms with rectangle.

    - Store camera/[panorama data to the preset.

    - Curves "Apply" corrected to work in all tools.

    - Possibility to click to fill in material editor (in fill tool)

    - Better picking corners in all windows where curve edit required.

    - Fixed problems with 8k curvature

     

    Andrew:
    I am working over sculpt layers and other V5 stuff, so only polishing present in this build. Beta version with other features like sculpt layers and joint based kitbashing will be available within month.
  • CreativeSheep
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    CreativeSheep polycounter lvl 4
    3D Coat is very amazing, it's the only software that is equal to zBrush.  How do you customize the User Interface is what I want to know ?
  • Vexod14
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    Vexod14 greentooth
    I can't use anything else than 3DCoat for texturing, it's "just" a photoshop but in 3D and more intuitive, with less lag, more and better tools, which all works as expected. Keep up the great work guys !
  • CreativeSheep
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    CreativeSheep polycounter lvl 4
    I wish 3D Coat would have a super mega deal, I'd buy in a heart beat. 
  • Brian "Panda" Choi
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    I wish 3D Coat would have a super mega deal, I'd buy in a heart beat. 
    Set up a Google Alert for a 3Dcoat sale.  They do happen.
  • Dataday
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    3D Coat is very amazing, it's the only software that is equal to zBrush. 
    The be perfectly fair here, it is still quite far from Zbrush's sculpting capability. It is an area in 3DC that still needs a lot of development.

    Most people seem to be picking it up for the hand painted texturing and retopology.
  • Shrike
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    Shrike greentooth
    After setting up a good smart material, damn that saves me so much time. Just wish the UI would be more modern. And the UV tools are really nice.
  • CreativeSheep
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    I wouldn't say 3D coat is far from Zbrush sculpting capability, with a user interface clean up; it would surpass ZBrush.  The only reason why ZBrush is the standard is it's well known that most don't consider anything else; that alone shouldn't rule out 3D Coat by a long shot.  You can do everything in 3D Coat you can in ZBrush; either surpass Mudbox, we know Autodesk is to blame for that.
  • Dataday
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    Dataday polycounter lvl 7
    I wouldn't say 3D coat is far from Zbrush sculpting capability, with a user interface clean up; it would surpass ZBrush.  The only reason why ZBrush is the standard is it's well known that most don't consider anything else; that alone shouldn't rule out 3D Coat by a long shot.  You can do everything in 3D Coat you can in ZBrush; either surpass Mudbox, we know Autodesk is to blame for that.
     I have been using 3D Coat for years, but it really cannot hold a candle to zbrush when it comes to sculpting. I wish it that fact wasn't true, but it is. The GUI is rough, but thats not the primary thing holding it back sculpting wise. Brushes + algorithm for displacement, lack of a good polygroup alternative, masking barely functional in the sculpting room (you have to use paint room to get better masking). 3D Coat has a lot of potential, but for sculpting its just not getting the attention it needs to compete evenly with Zbrush.

    Andrew and company simply need to dedicate a lot more time to getting it to the point where zbrush users would not feel like they are losing out by switching. Good news is, there is finally going to be sculpting layers. That helps... a little.
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  • Carlosan
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    Carlosan polycounter lvl 7

    19.07.2018 4.8.19

    - Snap joints tool introduced, this is kitbashing, lego-like modeling. It is suitable for children and for adults. Only a few models there, we will extend kit by the time. 

    - Huge changes in curves. Filling curve by patch works stable and provides good quality. Filling with holes inside supported. Just add curve in sub-tree of filled curve and it will be treated as hole. Boolean operations between curves in 3D. Many changes related to curves.

    - Tutorials/scripted missions for newbies introduced for fast diving in!

    - Ghost All works correctly

    - AppLink export corrected

    - Import Raw Voxel data speeded up 10 - 20x.
  • Carlosan
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    Carlosan polycounter lvl 7
    version 4.8.20

    - Polished Joints snapping tool.
    - Continuous development of curves.
    - Fixed Cut&Clone tool
    - fixed different multiselection problems
    - Correct volume highlight, there was problem with completely metallic shaders
    - Correct "Run brush along curve" - it was not working for some UI layouts.
    - Fixed problem of metalness painting with custom alphas.


  • Carlosan
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    Carlosan polycounter lvl 7
     Also, early build with sculpt layers, only for real enthusiasts may be downloaded there:

    http://pilgway.com/files/3dcoat/V4.8/3d-Coat-V4_8-20SL-64.exe

    All same features as in 20 version, but with sculpt layers. Sculpt layers are functional even with topology-breaking functions (LC etc), but with some obvious limitations, rather visual than technical (tangent smoothing on previous layers looks not good after hoding non-top layer).

  • Carlosan
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    Carlosan polycounter lvl 7
    Sculpt layers demo:

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    Dear Friends,

    Please, accept our warmest greetings and best wishes of Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for being with 3DCoat and your support! May the inspiration and creativity abide with you! Have a great holiday time and a blessed next year!

    By tradition, we are happy to offer you our special Christmas deals! Starting from 6:00 PM (EET) on December 21 until 23:59 PM (EET) on January 9, 2019 we are offering $100 off on 3DCoat Professional and $20 discount on the Amateur license, therefore lowering the standard prices to $279 and $79 accordingly. Check out the Buy page to make use of this special discount.

    If you haven't yet checked our Beta for the Smart Materials store, you should go ahead and try it! Especially that we have some Christmas offers there as well! Save 50% on your Annual Subscription Plan! Get your Monthly Subscription Plan half-price for the next 6 months as well! Check out the offers available.

    Those are time-limited offers, so hurry up to get those deals before it's too late!

    Happy holidays!


    Sincerely yours, 
    3DCoat Team

  • Carlosan
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    Carlosan polycounter lvl 7

    Summer banner img

    We haven't been in touch for a while and it's time for some good news and announcements! Check out what we've got for you today.

    3DCOAT V4.9 RELEASED!

    We are releasing a new 3DCoat v4.9 Update featuring multiple fixes and new features, including new CutOff tool, improvements to the Paint, Sculpt, UV/Retopo room, New curves and so on.

    Check out the full changelog available here .

    Should you already own a 3DCoat license, feel free to download and install v4.9 here

    SUMMER SALE STARTED!

    One more good news for you: from July 23 until July 30, 2019 we will run our traditional Summer Sale!

    We have some good discounts on offer, so make sure to check those out and buy before it's all over!

    So, here's the deal: 
    1. You get $100 off on your 3DCoat Professional or Floating license!
    2. You get $20 off on your Amateur license! 
    3. Summer Sale discounts will be available from 4:00 PM (GMT+3) on July 23, 2019 until 10:00 (GMT+3) on July 30, 2019.

    GET 3DCOAT WITH DISCOUNT NOW!

    If you are new to 3DCoat, feel free to download and test our 30-day fully functional free trial here to test 3DCoat's toolset, before you decide to purchase.

    As always, you can find some useful links in our knowledge base of video tutorials with tips and tricks on how to use the tools of 3DCoat at their best. We would also like to draw your attention to our Training channel on YouTube, which is perfect for users who just started with 3DCoat.

    Thanks for your time and attention, we hope you enjoy the latest of 3DCoat!


    Sincerely yours, 
    3DCoat Team

  • Carlosan
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    3DCoat Black Friday Starts on November 29!

    By tradition here at Pilgway we arrange special Black Friday deals on 3DCoat. This year will be no exception: from November 29 till December 2, 2019 we will run our Black Friday sales.

    If you are considering a new 3DCoat license, expect some good deals coming. Make sure to visit www.3dcoat.com this Friday to find out all the details!

    If you are new to 3DCoat, feel free to download and test our 30-day fully functional free trial here to test 3DCoat's toolset, before you decide to purchase.

    As always, you can find some useful links in our knowledge base of video tutorials with tips and tricks on how to use the tools of 3DCoat at their best. We would also like to draw your attention to our Training channel on YouTube, which is perfect for users who just started with 3DCoat.

    Thanks for your time and attention, we hope you enjoy the latest of 3DCoat!


    Sincerely yours,
    3DCoat Team
  • Carlosan
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    Carlosan polycounter lvl 7
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    Our 3DCoat Black Friday Deals will be ending shortly!

    If you haven't grabbed your 3DCoat license at our Black Friday special price yet, you still got a few hours to get one! Make use of the discounts before December 2, 23:59 (GMT+2) to save $100 on your 3DCoat Pro or Floating license!

    Follow this link this link to grab your special offer!

    GET YOUR DEAL NOW!

    If you are not familiar with 3DCoat yet, Download its 30-day trial, it's free!


    Sincerely yours,
    3DCoat Team

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