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  1. artman

    3DCoat 4.9 Open Beta testing thread

    I'm not heavily stressing the latest build..but I don't seem to get crashes so far doing what I do In that sense it feels stable. on another topic: Is there any plan to bring back Antialiasing in new Render engine?
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    3DCoat 4.9 Open Beta testing thread

    4.9.09 DX Ok, after further testing with CutOff tool and SoftBooleans I found out that if user define depth by picking from planes using "on plane" mesh corruption and holes are very rare. The issue really rises when user is selecting depth from "depth limit" slider in the E panel. Maybe "Depth limit" should be greyed out when softbooleans are active and "on plane" be activated by default.
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    3DCoat 4.9 Open Beta testing thread

    4.9.08 DX/GL Still heavy corruption when using cutoff tool with Softbooleans,I'm not sure if it was under the critical fixes that were adressed so I'm reporting.
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    3DCoat 4.9 Open Beta testing thread

    I,too,lost all flatten curves on my brush presets.
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    3DCoat 4.9 Open Beta testing thread

    still artifacts,holes and mesh corruption when using SoftBooleans with Cutoff tool. Super easy to reproduce just use circle a few times on default sphere. If you are unable to fix I would recommend not including this feature when you release the official build .
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    3DCoat 4.9 Open Beta testing thread

    Andrew,are you able to reproduce mesh corruption issues with cutoff tool+Soft booleans?
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    3DCoat 4.9 Open Beta testing thread

    Artifacts/holes issue with Cutoff tool + Soft Booleans, 4.9.01 DX not beta Holes and
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    3DCoat 4.8 BETA testing thread

    In both DX and GL builds I'm having a lot of atifacts,holes when using Soft Booleans and Cutoff tool. Especially when using it multiple times and having bevel subdivision level to anything but zero. It's easily reproducable using the E-panel circle and the Default 3Dcoat head bust. Im using the SL build,I will try the regular one and report. EDIT:same results in regular build.
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    3DCoat 4.8 BETA testing thread

    v4.8.40 SL Soft Booleans from voxtree rmb menu only works if user do booleans using the picker. It does not work using the booleans shortcut while draging volume layers (ctrl,shift ect..) and it does not work when selecting the volume in the list.Actually I thought it didn't work at all until I tried the picker. Btw its really,really cool...especially when combined with the VoxLayer tool and curves. Great addition.
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    3DCoat 4.8 BETA testing thread

    Andrew, there seeem to be extremely messy results when using soft booleans (and maybe booleans in general,I haven't tested) when user is not working on Layer 0. By messy I mean holes and heavy artifacting,remaining chunks of mesh ect... I don't think its necessary for Soft booleans to be compatible with sculpt layers but if it can generate problems when working on anything but layer 0 then it should work on Layer 0 by default. Im using latest SL build.
  11. Those are my sci-ifi brushes.:) Hope you like them. To use them using splines disable "Steady stroke".
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    3DCoat 4.8 BETA testing thread

    There is a gradient mode inside Fill tool. Linear ,Spherical and using custom points.
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    3DCoat 4.8 BETA testing thread

    it seems to only work with a limited amount of primitives (I haven't tested all of them) The button to access the Soft booleans parameters is the little box that looks like a checkbox and has nothing written on it.
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    3DCoat 4.8 BETA testing thread

    Ok,I managed to get Soft booleans working it seems it does not work with the Freeform Primitives and the one that are in the models tabs.only the other kinds. It's very powerfull and fun to use ,is there any plan to add this to all booleans ?(model tab,curves(mesh curves) or even general booleans from voxtree objects) .
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    3DCoat 4.8 BETA testing thread

    Andrew can you briefly explain how Soft booleans work? None of the parameters seems to have any effect when applying operations.Im just testing using default primitives. Also,I found source of camera jump when using Run brush along curve, the issue happens when user(like me) have set camera navigation to "Rotate around last draw point" or "rotate around custom point"
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    3DCoat 4.8 BETA testing thread

    Does anybody knows how the new Soft booleans mode in Primitive tool works? "Apply soft Booleans is checked but any of the Bevel parameters have no effects on applied operation(substract). Btw the soft Booleans button is really hidden it needs to be much more obvious,it looks like a checkbox but it's a button...and there is nothing written on it ;). (im using latest SL beta build 4.8.39)
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    3DCoat 4.8 BETA testing thread

    4.8.38-SL (GL64 and DX) Bug;Whenever I hit apply when running brush along curve (either using old curves or new curves) I get a big jump in camera zoom. The curve stroke is applied correctly in space but the camera jump is extremely annoying especially when you need to apply strokes multiple times, Can anyone test and confirm? thx
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    3DCoat 4.8 BETA testing thread

    no I don't know that ahaha...I thought it was just some changes to the Merge tool import features and export from file menu. But you're right it probably implies bigger changes under the hood.
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    3DCoat 4.8 BETA testing thread

    lol no I never talked about going" all quads" I Im talking about importing a mesh to sculpt and preserve its original topology. For animation where you've decided you wanted tris and where you wanted quads is important . By "used in the industry" I mean to sculpt layers to import blendshapes and morphs in your animation software on your original rig.....you need to preserve vertex order to do that. Also conforming when changes are big IS a nightmare. (ex:poses with changed finger positions). As I first said the artistic/designing aspect of what sculpt layers are used for is very solid :).
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    3DCoat 4.8 BETA testing thread

    Wow,it really works well !!! The "artistic" aspect of it for sculpting is solid but the "pipeline" aspect of what sculpt layers are mostly used in the industry even in 2018 is not usable right now because 1) 3coat does not preserve vertex order and triangulate the whole mesh on import in Surface mode 2)it destroy UVS 3)there is not way to go up and down subdivision levels (proxy mode changes topology we need basic up/down catmull subd)
  21. 1)Geometry menu-Proxy Method-Decimate 4X 2)RemoveStretching is for building up your volume (in my workflow it almost completely replace Voxel usage.) You dont need it to make macrochanges ,your 1.3 million poly sculpt can probably be posed/ tweaked alright unless your are planning some extreme changes like using the Move tool to stretch some giant appendage out of your character. Playing with proportions is not really destructive to details ...
  22. yeah exactly,choose a decimated or degraded proxy mode (4x) and you should be able to do moving/posing of large areas comfortablly. You will have to redo your frozen selections tough I think ...
  23. Do your macro modifications in proxy mode...you will have access to all surface mode tools on a lower-resolution proxy model ,all your changes are gonna be transferred to your 1.3 mill mesh without loss of details in the Liveclay areas. Do not convert a Liveclay detailed models back to voxels. Voxels are to build the global form of your sculpt and do your booleans and stuff like that..(although you can do booleans in surface mode without altering your Liveclay detailing but generally SF mode booleans are more heavy calculation) What are the macro modifications you have in mind? Im pretty sure you can do them in SF mode, most voxels tools have SF/Liveclay counterparts...
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    3DCoat 4.7 (BETA testing thread)

    Andrew would it be possible to have the Lamblight shader back in latest builds even tough it is a new shader system or is it vey hard to convert? New shaders are very good for texturing I think but I have a hard time making even one good shader for rendering unpainted sculpts. I tried various matcaps based on Lamblight or just fiddling around the clay and skin shaders to get the same look but it never really reach that look/finish. Lamblight looks very special with Light scattering when tweaked properly.... Thanx.
  25. Here are a bunch of brush presets to sculpt organic and Hardsurface in 3DCoat using Surface mode/Liveclay. They are optimized to be used on 3DCoat Default spheres,the Generic_Bust_MAle and the mannequin provided at startup which means any midres lump of clays with highres details added with smaller radius brush strokes. So if you plan on using them on a undivided 512 low poly spaceship or on a 33 million poly head scan....they might not work as well. . Most of those brushes are not really tweakable....meaning that changing even slightly some parameters can totally throw off the desired effect.(like replacing scifi armor brushes alphas with custom ones wont give same result+newalpha....its a little more complicated than that.) Load using File-Install Extension, once done Restart 3DCoat. For build 4.5.16 and later ONLY. (new version:Updated Sept 2015) artman presets for 3DCoat 4.5.3dcpack Have FUN!!!
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