2.3 Pen Options in the Tool Bar
Some pen options are on the top menu bar. You’ll notice that as you change your tool, so will a portion of the menu bar. These options are: Soft stroke, Pressure Dependencies, Radius, Smoothing, Depth, etc...
Soft stroke. In this mode strokes will be more accurate because of additional smoothing of trajectory.
Radius. This allows you to scale up and down the size of your pen in the viewport with a slider or by manually keying in a value.
Falloff. This allows you to control the brush with with a folloff curve, giving tighter control over the are the brush will affect.
Depth. This allows you to to turn the intensity of the depth of your strokes with a slider or by manually keying in a value.
Transparency. This allows you to turn the intensity of the of the color channels transparency up and down with a slider or by manually keying in a value.
Specularity. This allows you to turn the intensity of the specularity channel up and down with a slider or by manually keying in a value.
Smoothing. This allows you to turn the intensity of the smoothing up and down with a slider or by manually keying in a value.
Channel Toggle Icons. 3D-Coat has three channels that you can paint at any given moment.
On the left you can see in the image those three icons. They are from left to right: Depth, Color and Specularity. This icons will, upon LMB clicking, toggle the channel on or off. If the channel is off, you will see a large “X” over the respective icon. Also if you hover over each icon you will notice that there are a few more options for each, which can also be controlled with your RMB + dragging up/down or left/right. RMB and dragging your mouse up/down will change the intensity of your pen. RMB and dragging yourmouse left/right will change the size of your pen.
Mouse, Pen and Lock Icons.
These three icons indicate what mode your style is currently in. You can toggle from one to the other simply by LMB clicking on the icon. The mouse icon locks pen pressure to whatever value you have in the respective setting the icon is next to. The Pen icon allows for pen pressure directly from your stylus. The lock Icon, will lock the “on screen” size of the pen. It is convenient when you want to change radius of pen simply moving the model back and forward. The lock icon near depth slider allows you variety pen radius without variation of absolute pen depth. In standard mode radius and depth are proportional.
Minimizing on the Tool Bar. You can also settings on the tool bar, such as falloff, specularity, etc.. This can be done by clicking in the immediate area around the setting you wish to minimize. The image here shows the area to click to achieve this.