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  1. AbnRanger

    3DCoat 2021 Open Beta test !

    Andrew, is there a Google Drive folder because the download speed is slow as frozen molasses.
  2. There are videos on the Youtube Channel showing many of the new features. Remember, it is a BETA at this point and that means many features are still being worked on. Have you ever participated in a Beta where they roll out a complete documentation and tutorial series before release? Probably not, right?
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    3DCoat 2021 Open Beta test !

    Weld threshold is likely too high, as Gorbatovsky mentioned and is mentioned in the video about the feature (toward the end)
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    3DCoat 2021 Open Beta test !

    Another important link for the 3DCoat Voice Command trial: https://genievoicecommand.com/3d-coat-trial-versions/
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    3DCoat 2021 Open Beta test !

    https://genievoicecommand.com/
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    3DCoat 2021 Open Beta test !

    I think it can be OK, if there were a pop-up marking menu to select which room we wanted. This way, it would be an improvement. For now, though, I just use hotkeys, anyway.
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    3DCoat 2021 Open Beta test !

    To be honest, I don't think Retopo Shell is even supposed to be in the application. It was a beta tool a developer who no longer is with Pilgway, was working on. Andrew has since created a SHELL tool that does this job. I think the developers forgot to remove this.
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    3DCoat 2021 Open Beta test !

    This is likely happening because the default Subdivision value is about 10x too high. I have reported this to Andrew, but I don't think he has addressed it yet. The default value on my current system, does not cause a crash, but it stalls the application for several seconds or longer. One needs to change the default value to 10x lower. Instead of 2.0, it should be more like .2 or instead of 1.0, it should be .1
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    3DCoat 2021 Open Beta test !

    There actually is something like it, in a sense. In Surface Mode, you can click SMOOTH ALL at the bottom of the tool panel and have options for relaxing the whole model. You can even use the FREEZE brush to select areas where you DO NOT want to smooth/relax, or switch it in the dialog to smooth what is selected.
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    Retopo - next big Step

    As a 3ds Max user, myself, I like it, but the default Auto-Retopo in 3DCoat was quietly improved in 4.9 and it does a bang up job in most cases. If I were to have some trouble on a given model, though, I would let the new Auto-Retopology tool in Max have a crack at it.
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    3DCoat 2021 Open Beta test !

    I reported this problem a week ago, so it is confirmed. I hope Andrew fixes this ASAP, as it makes painting a royal PITA
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    3DCoat 2021 Open Beta test !

    Make SURE in the Sculpt Workspace, to check CONFORM RETOPO MESH, so that any changes you make to the sculpt will be applied to the Retopo mesh, simultaneously. In the video, it was unchecked.
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    3DCoat 2021 Open Beta test !

    I reported this 2 weeks ago. I hope Andrew sees it and fixes it.
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    3DCoat 2021 Open Beta test !

    What do you think a public Open Beta is? No matter what software you use, if a software company gives you access to a Beta, is for the purposes of helping development spot bugs and to refine tools the way you expect them to work, if they are missing some importantly functionality. If you don't want to participate in this way, then wait until the release to download 2021.
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    3DCoat 2021 Open Beta test !

    I understand your thinking, but have you ever seen the viewports in Modo or Lightwave? Blender has quite a number of these icons in the viewport, as well. I agree with you, though, on the Activity bar, in terms of its placement. Icons are too huge and inconsistent with the rest of the UI. Getting that right is fix, rather than a feature request, IMHO.
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    3DCoat 2021 Open Beta test !

    The real development focus at this point is making the release as stable as possible, not adding more features. Andrew and the development team already have a massively full plate, and many people here have fussed about the length of time is has already taken to get the release out. That is something to consider. Right before any major release, of any software, is not a time to pile on more and more feature requests. It's a time to tie up all the loose ends and fix bugs.
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    3DCoat 2021 Open Beta test !

    When you create a primitive whether it is in the Retopo, Modeling or Sculpt workspace, you have a transform gizmo applied automatically because it is not a mesh in the scene, yet. It is basically a temporary or preview object. Once you commit it to a (PolyGroup) layer by hitting the APPLY button in the tool options panel or hit the ENTER key, then the Primitive will remain in the scene until you choose a different tool...because 3DCoat assumes you are not done creating primitives while the primitives tool is active.
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    3DCoat 2021 Open Beta test !

    I think people have to understand there is NO WAY POSSIBLE to please everyone. The very thing you say you don't like is the very thing someone else (or more) asked for. I personally like the way it works as it helps reduce the overall clutter. I wish the Activity Bar was done the same way, but (moved and scaled to match the navigation bar) aligned vertically, below the camera icon (upper right). Apart from that, I hope Andrew just focuses on bug-fixing and getting the release out, ASAP, rather than waste time trying to please everyone's preferences for the UI. There will be plenty of time for that after the release. Just my 2 cents worth.
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    3DCoat 2021 Open Beta test !

    That is a bug that was reported a week ago. Andrew just hasn't gotten to it, yet.
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    3DCoat 2021 Open Beta test !

    For everyone whom has launching issues...at least in Windows...please try to go into your Anti-Virus and/or Firewall EXCEPTIONS list and add this 3DCoat 2021.exe file. It might also help to RMB click the desktop icon and choose RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR. I know this Anti-Virus blocking was an issue launching once or twice, for me, in the past.
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    3DCoat 2021 Open Beta test !

    I like it. The ink line is to give it proper contrast. Nothing will suit everyone's tastes, so why such harsh criticism of the hard work people put into a massive undertaking. Do you want people speaking about your artwork so abrasively and with such abusive language?
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    3DCoat 2021 Open Beta test !

    Have you tried to add supporting edgeloops in areas where you don't want such smoothing "blobs?" We have to do this in all 3D applications, except where they may have a special crease angle options (like OpenSubdiv does).
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    3DCoat 2021 Open Beta test !

    I suggested the same thing...that they would be just like the navigation bar, but vertically aligned beneath the Camera icon.
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