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  1. 3D-Coat 4.7 (Beta testing thread)

    So when I read this morning " The following issue has been RESOLVED. " and I started to cry for happiness... it was for nothing? You are so cruel! Hoping you'll fix that... for reeeeaaaallll!!!!
  2. 3D-Coat 4.7 (Beta testing thread)

    Hello, just read into Mantis that the unfamous bleeding effect while paiting lowpoly mesh has been resolved: can I test the actual version or I have to wait the next one? Thank you
  3. 3D-Coat 4.7 (Beta testing thread)

    Andrew, thank you for the update. I see you fixed the problem (switching from an attached material layer to no material layer). If I could say something, it would be about the selection of smart material: when you select a layer with a smart material attached, 3DC selects always the first smart material in the library, not the attached, just see the image. Maybe it could be nice to select the right one for future use, or none at all, but it's up to you. Just for sake of curiosity: when you modify the attached smart material, there's a way to save it into the library as a new material? There's a way to copy/paste an attached material to other layers? And make them linked so you modify one and the other updates as well? In the end, the attached material is not "attached", but just copied, isn't? I mean, you create a local copy of a smart material into a layer, so you can modify the attached material as you prefer without modify the original one in the library, and that's good for me, but... I was wondering if someone could need to have one material attached to multiply layers in order to modify one and update all, like "one to rule them all" option. It could be the smart material in the library or the one attached to many layers in different positions or attached to a group layer. I'm sure one could say that all the parts with the same material should stay on the same layer, but I'm curious what you think. Anyway thank you for this feature, I think I'll use in the future, so I could say more about it as well as other artists, only then we can be more accurate in asking you what to change. Cheers
  4. 3D-Coat 4.7 (Beta testing thread)

    Ah, ok, sorry for that, Andrew, my bad, I didn't get you were asking for a solution. Yeap, I was expecting the number 1. About number 2, of course: if I select a material, I attach the material to a layer, I create a new layer, I select the new layer, I start to paint the new layer, I will paint with the material on the new layer because it's still active since the beginning. I hope that makes sense. Thank you for your time.
  5. 3D-Coat 4.7 (Beta testing thread)

    Mmm... 1) <<If you selected layer with attached material and then selected other layer >> the attached material will be on 2) of course Ok, let's try with a short video: https://youtu.be/Bpr9dwstT_w
  6. 3D-Coat 4.7 (Beta testing thread)

    The Attach material to layers is a nice feature, thank you a lot. Only one downside I'm noticing and I'd like to be confirmed (and solved) is: if you select a layer with a smart material attached, 3DC seems to select that material (or the first one in my case) in the Smart materials windows. So when you go to another layer with no material and you want to paint, you'll start to paint with the attached material, so you are "forced" to push the CLOSE button in smart materials window in order to paint without the attached material. In other words, if I select a layer with attached material, I expect to paint with that material. If I select another layer with no material, I expect to paint normally, not with the attached material of the previous selected layer. Can you confirm this, please?
  7. Filling a layer by script

    Ok, I see now, it works, it was a different version number. I still have strange behavior when using clip masks with layers and I have some corrupted files, I have to show the bug. Anyway, thank you for your help, really appreciated, I learnt a lot today. Happy Easter and have a nice weekend too.
  8. Filling a layer by script

    ajz3D, it seems to me it doesn't work. What I have is what you see in pictures: it seems to me it fills the painted layer, not the mask layer, which is empty. I tried to apply some of your instructions to my purpose/script, but the results is the same. Other than that, it doesn't link the mask layer into the clip mask option of the painted layer, it's empty. I'm using 3DC 4.7.20. By the way, where can I get a list of all commands you use in the cmd() instruction? Thank you.
  9. Hello, I'm writing a simply script to help me creating clip mask layer for the selected one, I don't know if 3DC has a command for it. So at the moment, I take the current layer name, I create a new layer with the "m_" + the current layer name, but I don't know how to fill the mask layer with a color and how to assign it to the current layer as clip mask. I'm reading the script guide, but I cannot find something useful. Please, can someone help me? Thank you The script till now: void main(){ SetModalDialogCallback("ModalDialogCallback"); string layerName; layerName = GetCurrentPaintLayerName(); AddPaintLayer("m_" + layerName); SetPaintLayerOpacity(0); // fill the layer // assign the layer as clip mask layer to layername SelectPaintLayer(layerName); } void ModalDialogCallback(){ }
  10. 3D-Coat 4.7 (Beta testing thread)

    Anyway, the "shame" was for them, not for 3DC team
  11. 3D-Coat 4.7 (Beta testing thread)

    No, no, maybe I didn't state correctly! I wanted to say that I would really appreciate to have Substance Designer textures inside 3DCoat, like you can have it inside Houdini or Unreal, for example, so you modify the texture network in Designer and you'll get update in 3DCoat or whatever program you use. In no part of my statement I said I want 3DCoat to be nodal! I don't see where I wrote it and, to be honest, I don't see why 3DCoat should be nodal, when, as you said, it's a Photoshop-centric app. I'm happy with 3DCoat as it is now, I don't want to change it. The shame was about not be able to use the power of nodal textures of Designer alongside the immediate (and powerful) painting feature of 3Dcoat, because they see 3DCoat as competitor, of course, for their Painter, not for their Designer. I know you can do export/import textures between apps, but it could be more easy importing directly the Designer file. Again, I like 3DCoat as it is, I own also Substance Live licence, I have both Designer and Painter, and, to be honest with you and to be even more out of topic, I don't know why, but when I open Painter I feel discouraged and confused, I don't know where to start painting, while 3DC seems to me more straightforward: I promised myself, after finishing the project I'm currently working on, to give it a deeper look, in the end I'm paying for it without using and it's not good for business.
  12. 3D-Coat 4.7 (Beta testing thread)

    What a shame, because Substance Designer is a great program, especially for technical artists like me, and I've used it with 3DCoat. What a shame, but I can see their point. In last months I'm watching this: https://www.youtube.com/user/PixaFlux It seems promising, while UI is just essential.
  13. 3D-Coat 4.7 (Beta testing thread)

    AbnRanger, thank you. Maybe we customers/artists should know a bit more about future development, while I see a roadmap of things to come in Trello, I don't have a clue about what actually is in development. While I have no doubt of using 3DCoat now and forever, even if I met some flaw, it would be nice to have some news about the next features shared with the world, also for fueling focus on the product, making customers happier and let artists sharpening their creativity.
  14. Vertex Lasso + Shift and angle snap value

    Oh, I see. Thank you, Carlo.
  15. Seams from islands

    Carlos, thank you, I didn't know that.
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