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V4.5 BETA (experimental)

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Where did the Beta 2 go? I installed it and now its back to Beta 1. Should I revert??

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Hi all - I just recently upgraded from V3 to V4 and I am now running V4.5 beta2 in order to evaluate the state of PBR painting.

 

However I am seem unable to setup the program to display the materials and shader properly - I am probably missing something obvious due to my lack of experience with the software.

 

The instructions read as follows :

 

"Use [Camera]->Background->Choose panoramic image

and choose any panorama from Panorama folder

Othervice PBR may be rendered incorrectly!

Use PBR shader in voxel room as well."

 
However there is no such thing as a "Choose panoramic image" menu entry ; only "choose environment map" and "use environment map" and they seem to not do anything, even when pointing to HDR_RiverRoad.exr. Moreover, the instructions mention a PBR shader in the voxel room, but I hoping to use the PBR workflow with realtime models with normalmaps, and not voxel models ... Now the new dynamic material themselves seem to react properly, detecting proper cavity and edges when applied ; but I am stuck with a realtime preview in the viewport without any reflections or advanced rendering.
 
2015-01-0100_46_04-_zpsa03211f3.jpg
 
I am running "3D-CoatDX64S.exe". I suppose that 64C means cuda and 64S means standard, but what does 64SF stand for ?
On a side note I also unpacked 
materials.3dcpack and masks.rar from the Gdrive directory - but I am not sure if this is necessary anymore with 4.5beta2.
 
In short : I would like precise, step-by-step instructions in order to fully enable PBR mode, written for someone technically savy  but not necessarily familiar with the specifics of the 3DCoat interface :) (I should also probably mention that I am familiar with PBR workflows already, coming from Substance Painter and Toolbag2.)
 
Thanks !
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Hi all - I just recently upgraded from V3 to V4 and I am now running V4.5 beta2 in order to evaluate the state of PBR painting.

 

However I am seem unable to setup the program to display the materials and shader properly - I am probably missing something obvious due to my lack of experience with the software.

 

The instructions read as follows :

 

"Use [Camera]->Background->Choose panoramic image

and choose any panorama from Panorama folder

Othervice PBR may be rendered incorrectly!

Use PBR shader in voxel room as well."

 
However there is no such thing as a "Choose panoramic image" menu entry ; only "choose environment map" and "use environment map" and they seem to not do anything, even when pointing to HDR_RiverRoad.exr. Moreover, the instructions mention a PBR shader in the voxel room, but I hoping to use the PBR workflow with realtime models with normalmaps, and not voxel models ... Now the new dynamic material themselves seem to react properly, detecting proper cavity and edges when applied ; but I am stuck with a realtime preview in the viewport without any reflections or advanced rendering.
 
2015-01-0100_46_04-_zpsa03211f3.jpg
 
I am running "3D-CoatDX64S.exe". I suppose that 64C means cuda and 64S means standard, but what does 64SF stand for ?

On a side note I also unpacked 

materials.3dcpack and masks.rar from the Gdrive directory - but I am not sure if this is necessary anymore with 4.5beta2.
 
In short : I would like precise, step-by-step instructions in order to fully enable PBR mode, written for someone technically savy  but not necessarily familiar with the specifics of the 3DCoat interface :) (I should also probably mention that I am familiar with PBR workflows already, coming from Substance Painter and Toolbag2.)
 
Thanks !

 

In PPP painting (painting on lowpoly with normal map) default display shader is pbr ready, nothing needs to be chnaged there

also it seems Panorama was renamed to environment so your setup is ok there too....

 

The only thing missing is you did not enabled gloss channel (the little blackish ball beside the green color ball)

Without it you wont see either glossiness or metalness in your painting.....

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Thank you for you help Artman -

 

Unfortunately I am at loss here - even after enabling gloss by clicking on the X icon which then turns into a black sphere, nothing happens ...

What's odd is that the environment texture doesn't seem to be loading at all, since the viewport background should obviously show it - which all makes me think that I am still missing something obvious :/

 

[edit] Ha ! It looks like the problem came from the fact that I was originally in Orthographic mode, and for some reason the materials didn't refresh until I re-painted them. I am not sure what exactly happened, but it seems to work somehow now ! The PBR painting engine really is fantastic, and having such an easy access to the conditional controls of each material to easily create custom variants from there is unprecedented. Fantastic job guys.

 

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Some shaders don't work properly in ortho mode, don't know about pbr though, I didn't try. 

 

Nice to see you here Pior :)

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Hi folks,
Is there some way to bake texture into vertex color and export model with vertex color information?

Now I'm using Maya + Turtle, but i'm looking for some alternatives.

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Hi folks,

Is there some way to bake texture into vertex color and export model with vertex color information?

Now I'm using Maya + Turtle, but i'm looking for some alternatives.

easy ,...export object along with texture in .obj (.mlt file needs to be there as well I think)

Then Import for Vertex painting from start up choices or file menu....3Dcoat will automatically bake texture to vertex on import :).

(I assume you are aware of how much polys you'll need to preserve texture original details)

 

..then export as .obj or .ply. Vertex paint data will be in file. :)

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easy ,...export object along with texture in .obj (.mlt file needs to be there as well I think)

Then Import for Vertex painting from start up choices or file menu....3Dcoat will automatically bake texture to vertex on import :).

(I assume you are aware of how much polys you'll need to preserve texture original details)

 

..then export as .obj or .ply. Vertex paint data will be in file. :)

For what it is worth, Andrew recommends using .ply rather than OBJ for Vertex color. OBJ is restricted to 8bit, whereas .ply is 16bit. I think .FBX is also 16bit color, as well. Not certain on that, but I think Andrew said it was.

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For what it is worth, Andrew recommends using .ply rather than OBJ for Vertex color. OBJ is restricted to 8bit, whereas .ply is 16bit. I think .FBX is also 16bit color, as well. Not certain on that, but I think Andrew said it was.

Have you guys actually tried this?

I can't seem to get the vertex color info to be included in the OBJ or FBX formats. It only seems to be included in the .PLY file, and that only opens in Blender, because Blender is the only one which natively supports .PLY. The OBJs and FBX files import into Maya fine, you can see the mesh in the viewport, but the vertex color info seems to be gone. I tried switching to Viewport 2.0 in Maya and still get nothing. It seems like you can only generate vertex color within Maya, but you can't import it from 3D-Coat... Maybe I am missing a step?

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Have you guys actually tried this?

I can't seem to get the vertex color info to be included in the OBJ or FBX formats. It only seems to be included in the .PLY file, and that only opens in Blender, because Blender is the only one which natively supports .PLY. The OBJs and FBX files import into Maya fine, you can see the mesh in the viewport, but the vertex color info seems to be gone. I tried switching to Viewport 2.0 in Maya and still get nothing. It seems like you can only generate vertex color within Maya, but you can't import it from 3D-Coat... Maybe I am missing a step?

It should work. I know it does in 3ds Max, in .fbx

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A remark regarding OBJ and vertex colors : if I am not mistaken, storing vertex colors is not part of the original specifications of the OBJ format. However, Zbrush writes this data on OBJ export, and Xnormal can read it fine (which is very useful for baking/transer). It would be great for 3DCoat to follow along and adopt the same norm/hack !

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It should work. I know it does in 3ds Max, in .fbx

Thanks! I guess I just don't know how to set it up correctly in Maya. Maybe there is a node I need to attach in the Hypershade or something.

I think there might be slightly different kinds of OBJ with different specifications. I did notice that vertex color on a Zbrush OBJ imports into 3D-Coat with the vertex colors still intact.

I'll keep tinkering with Maya to see if I can get this to work. Maybe it will render with Vray instead of Mentalray or something...

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easy ,...export object along with texture in .obj (.mlt file needs to be there as well I think)

Then Import for Vertex painting from start up choices or file menu....3Dcoat will automatically bake texture to vertex on import :).

(I assume you are aware of how much polys you'll need to preserve texture original details)

 

..then export as .obj or .ply. Vertex paint data will be in file. :)

Thanks! I'll try this. I just need to fake AO on some mobile models. I can't do it with texture because of app size restrictions.

 

Have you guys actually tried this?

I can't seem to get the vertex color info to be included in the OBJ or FBX formats. It only seems to be included in the .PLY file, and that only opens in Blender, because Blender is the only one which natively supports .PLY. The OBJs and FBX files import into Maya fine, you can see the mesh in the viewport, but the vertex color info seems to be gone. I tried switching to Viewport 2.0 in Maya and still get nothing. It seems like you can only generate vertex color within Maya, but you can't import it from 3D-Coat... Maybe I am missing a step?

Maya by default is not displaying Vertex Color. In "polygons" mode select object, go to Color and click "Toggle Display Colors Attribute". Additionally in Color menu you'll find "Color Set Editor" where you can create and edit object's vertex color sets. (more info: http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/maya-lt/learn-explore/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2015/ENU/MayaLT/files/Coloring-polygons-Make-vertex-colors-visible-htm.html)

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Maya by default is not displaying Vertex Color. In "polygons" mode select object, go to Color and click "Toggle Display Colors Attribute". Additionally in Color menu you'll find "Color Set Editor" where you can create and edit object's vertex color sets. (more info: http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/maya-lt/learn-explore/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2015/ENU/MayaLT/files/Coloring-polygons-Make-vertex-colors-visible-htm.html)

Wow, thanks Creator! I clicked on "Toggle Display Colors Attribute" and suddenly the vertex colors appeared! It didn't seem to work for OBJ, but it worked great for FBX.

Then I also read the Maya Help Manual entry on rendering vertex colors, and followed it step by step, but I couldn't get it to work. Then I found a good tutorial on Youtube, and at last I was able to render the vertex colors!

So, altogether a big success! Big thanks to Creator and AbnRanger for insisting that this was possible.

Here is the good Youtube tutorial on how to render the vertex colors in Maya if anybody is interested:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBSW34AaTbI

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4.5 BETA3

 

- fixed problems related to rename/move/duplicate items in folders. Need te be carefully checked anyway.

- HDR support for panoramas. Panoramas will be auto - leveled. I included several really good panoramas i Panoramas/ folder, set other default panorama.

- Materials in 4.5 will not destroy 4.1 materials and vice versa. New mats has extension .pbrm instead of .xml. But if you want to use older materials - use Edit->Convert materials

- Top row conditions are now same as in materials. Realtime preview should work correctly for both - paint conditions and materials.

- View separate channels - color/specular color/gloss/metalness

- a lot of paint problems solved.

- UDIM naming for UV-sets supported with tiled import. Fixed seams probem related to tiled import.

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Hi,

 

First of all, the PBR is just very ver cool!!!

 

 

I also have 2 Question:

-in 3DC Beta 3 the exported .lwo hasn't any textured applied when I open the lwo in LW. (I guess in Beta 2 it worked)

-how is it possible, to export the Reflection Map of the new PBR Materials? I just get Color/Spec/Normal out of 3D-Coat.

 

Thanks and Greets

Tom

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If any Top row conditions is selected at Paint room

 

PBR Material Preview is still open when user switch back to Sculpt room

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Hi,

 

First of all, the PBR is just very ver cool!!!

 

 

I also have 2 Question:

-in 3DC Beta 3 the exported .lwo hasn't any textured applied when I open the lwo in LW. (I guess in Beta 2 it worked)

-how is it possible, to export the Reflection Map of the new PBR Materials? I just get Color/Spec/Normal out of 3D-Coat.

 

Thanks and Greets

Tom

Nothing was changed in LWO export/import, so it is strange.

Could be good if you will check beta2 - will it really export?

Write me to support@3d-coat.com

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We started translating new HLSL shaders to GLSL. It means that GL vesion will work soon. And it will make possible to make Mac/Linux build.

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Import model for PPP

3DC 4.5B3 add uvset name = OBJECT to every new model imported.

 

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please confirm, ty

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We started translating new HLSL shaders to GLSL.

 

Hi

 

Could be this features released too ?

Turn shader settings into palette to be able to dock

 

Let the user to create-organize a Shader Library

 

ty

 

 

Trello vote card for feature request priority:

https://trello.com/c/LA7BaaFs

https://trello.com/c/nc5fqyxZ

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We started translating new HLSL shaders to GLSL. It means that GL vesion will work soon. And it will make possible to make Mac/Linux build.

 

Yay!  :D

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