Tony Nemo

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  1. Thanks for the Arnold tip! You can also paint on the UV map in the Texture Editor (very useful for erasing mistakes).
  2. Planning ahead is always good, augmented with experience. Some operations like booleans and smoothing are much easier in voxels and the variety of tools in Surface mode makes it a nice finisher. The workflow is the logical progression of tasks that you can only master with the doing of it.
  3. You could retopologize that in minutes. Dive in! Make a big polygon and subdivide it with the Split Rings tool. Ignore the bricks as they will be baked anyway.
  4. Manual retopology allows you to control how many polygons to use.
  5. It appears that you want to create a seamless material. I would just cover the face with polygons and bake that. You wouldn't export an object but only its materials.
  6. If you wish to return to voxels, provide a number much higher than the default (at the prompt). If it is not enough, undo and boost the number even higher. Also, it will help to Decimate (Geometry menu) and use the Clean Clay tool to reduce the poly-count where possible. Use the W key to examin detail areas before and after (and don't forget Undo).
  7. My models are made in 3D-Coat and exported to C4D w/Octane using the Octane preset for exporting textures. In C4D, I set about creating Octane Materials using the texture files from 3DC.
  8. Big problem with Tangent Smooth tearing holes in mesh. Then I run into this problem: This with the latest '24' build.
  9. How it works is the mysterious part. There is a button for "Copy Selected" but nothing about how a selection is achieved. I then save and load but nothing appears.
  10. Thanks, Don! Easy money.
  11. Ditto here. I scaled it down along with the retopo mesh with the Transform tool but I suppose that would need to be baked. Another idea was to export and scale the mesh in C4D.
  12. I ignored the whole issue of scene scale and this is what I got: My poor little 4k material can't really cover this behemoth. Now how do I get this object down to a reasonable size? Don? Javis?
  13. What can be done to insure an Alpha produces a result with the same resolution as the alpha itself. What do I scale, the whole scene?
  14. Right-clicking the magnify icon with a smart material does not produce a scaling window. It will allow you to zoom in and out. Inadvertently broken?
  15. No amount of right-clicking the icon produced a scaling widow. 4.7.23 GL. I'm going to try DX. Does not work in DX also. Delete Options.xml?