3DCoat is one of the most advanced software applications for creating detailed 3D models.
Where other applications in this market segment tend to specialize in one specific task, such as Digital Sculpting or Texture Painting, 3DCoat provides High-End capability across multiple tasks in an asset creation pipeline.

These include Sculpting, Retopology, UV Editing, PBR Texture Painting and Rendering.

So it can be called a 3D texturing software and 3D texture painting software and 3D sculpting program and Retopology software and UV mapping software and 3D rendering software all combined.

In short, 3DCoat removes the need to purchase (and learn) multiple specialty software titles, which happen to be comparatively expensive, by putting all the production-level tools in a single, affordable application.

Features demo of 3DCoat : This is the features demo of 3DCoat 4.8 released on September 26, 2017.
The latest additions to 3DCoat include attaching smart materials to layers, 4K monitors support, baking scan, render scene in Renderman and many more.

- MicroVertex, Per Pixel or Ptex Painting and Polypaint approaches.
- Realtime Physically Based Rendering viewport with HDRL
- Smart Materials with easy set-up options
- Multiple Paint Layers. Popular blending modes and Layer groups.
- Tight interaction with Photoshop.
- Texture size up to 16k.
- Fast Ambient Occlusion and Curvature map calculation.
- Rich toolset for all kind of painting tasks, and moreā€¦

Voxel Mode (volumetric) sculpting key features:
- No topological constraints. Sculpt as you would with Clay
- Complex boolean operations. Fast kit bashing workflow

Traditional Surface Mode sculpting offers you such powerful technology as:
- Adaptive dynamic tesselation Liveclay Mode
- Dozens of fast and fluid sculpting brushes
- Boolean operations with crisp edges

3D Printing Export Wizard. See more...

- Auto-retopology (AUTOPO) with user-defined edge loops.
- Fast and easy-to-use Manual Retopo tools.
- Possibility to import reference mesh for retopologization.
- Use your current low-poly mesh as your retopo mesh.
- Retopo groups with color palette for better management.
- Advanced baking settings dialog.

- Professional toolset for creating and editing UV-sets
- Native Global Uniform (GU) unwrapping algorithm
- Multiple UV-sets support and management
- Support ABF, LSCM, and Planar unwrapping algorithms
- Individual islands tweaking

3DC use Angelscript as programming language. Here you can found the Script manual link

3DCoat Installation Options: This video covers the installation of subsequent new builds of 3D Coat 4.7 or newer, either as a separate directory or to over-write the previous one.

Intro to 3DCoat:

3DCoat Overview

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