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  1. Flying saucer influenced by the science fiction movies, tv shows and comic books of the 1950s and 1960s I would watch and read as a youth.
  2. Thanks kindly, I really appreciate the reply. I only enjoy modeling in Blender. I do not like using Blender (or DAZ Studio or Vue for that matter) for applying materials. So 3DC does not support non-image based textures (ie: shaders), like Blender, DAZ Studio, 3DMax, and other apps do? Whenever I import an OBJ into the Sculpt room and I choose the option not to voxelize, the model has all kinds of issues with artifacting, bad shading and distortion of topology. If I choose to voxelize then I have a sculpt model which I must retopo which is silly as I already have a good quad based model to begin with. Many thanks Kenmo
  3. What I am asking is if I create a model in Blender, MOI3D, Silo3D or some other modeling app and the OBJ has defined material zones ie: body, front bumper, grille, rear bumper, chrome trim, head lights, tail lights, etc. Can I import this OBJ into the paint room without UV mapping it and apply smart materials to the material zones? When I try, it seems like it must be UV mapped. This is the preferred most car models are textured, using shaders and not image based textures which require UVing. I know sculpt objects can be painted with the PBR Shaders (not to be confused with Smart Materials) in the sculpt room but that is not what I am asking.
  4. Hi... I like to model cars. And I follow a few 3D car modelers on youtube. Their preference is not to UV map the car and use shaders. Using image based textures there is no need to UV map. The shaders simulate automobile paints (candy apple red, blue, matte black etc) and metals (chrome, steel, aluminum, etc). By not having UV maps and using shaders there are no seams as are with UV maps and image based textures. Does 3D Coat allow the use of non texture based shaders which do not require UVmaps like Blender, 3DMax, DAZ Studio, Poser, etc?
  5. In the Paint Room when the object does not appear upon opening, if I click on the Brush tool the object then appears.
  6. OK, an update. With the Nvidia driver 512.77 the Paint Room issue happens less consistently than with driver 511.79.
  7. I was using Nvidia driver 5.11.79 and did find an updated driver 512.77 which I installed. However it did not resolve my Paint Room or Sculpt Room issue.
  8. I did restart the app several times as well as a complete hardware reboot. But I did not check for an update for my Nvidia cards RTX 2060 super and GTX 1060 6GB in the computer. I will check Nvidia site as I last checked 3 or 4 months ago. Many thanks.
  9. Opening the same project file with 3DC 2021 the model appears in the Paint Room and everything is fine.
  10. When I open a saved 3DC file which I was working on previously in the Paint Room with 3DC 2022.27, the model is not there but the UV maps are displayed. But displays fine in 3DC 2022,27 UV room.
  11. But once I hit APPLY the model balloons. This only happens when I select "IMPORT W/O VOXELIZATION" If I unselect "IMPORT W/O VOXELIZATION" I do not have this issue. 3DC 2021 works fine and does not have this problem. Thanks kindly....
  12. 3D Coat 2022.24 has a very weird issue when in the SCULPT room I import a dense 3D scanned object with the option "With out Vozelization" selected the object appears fine. I upgraded to 3DC 2022.27 and the issue remains.
  13. YAY - and a big thank you to Andrew and the 3DC development team. 3DCoat 2022.25 resolved my symmetry issue. Many thanks. You guys are simply the best.
  14. Wow. Sounds like Andrew's son is one bright lad. He will be coding for 3DCoat in a couple of years. :-)
  15. Well, this is weird. Tonight I did some sculpting on my base Rabbit mesh in 3DC 2022.24 and decided to run autoretopo on the altered mesh. Now it's doing the same thing that it did to the Lion. Last night autoretopo ran fine on the Rabbit. And YES symmetry is turned off. I tried is 3DC2021 and it was fine. Weird!!!
  16. Thanks Andrew, I just sent the scene to you. I noticed 2022.24 is now the latest stable build. So I installed it and I still have the same issue with the lion model. However I did try it on a rabbit 3D scan and I did not have the issue. It worked fine. There must be something with the lion that confuses 3DC.
  17. Wow... Andrew is still hard at work developing 3D Coat. As a 3D hobbyist and 3D Coat user I really appreciate all your hard work, but please do take care with all the HELL Putin is putting Ukraine through. I am ashamed at how parts of the world have stood idle and help fuel Putin's war machine by still purchasing their energy from Russia. I also feel sorry for the Russians who have been pulled into this madness by Putin and do not support it.
  18. I thought I would try the old style quad option in 3DC 2022.21 and it did produce a non symmetric model. But the topology is nowhere as good as the native option.
  19. Other then this issue the autoretopo option is fantastic. And many thanks to Andrew and the 3DC team for the improvements. I can only imagine the HELL you guys are going through in Ukraine and fully understand this 3DC issue I'm having is very tiny when compared to the daily strife you are going through. Take care of yourselves and family first and foremost. God Bless and keep up the fight against tyranny.
  20. 3DC 2021 autoretopo with 3DC native option. I DO NOT have this issue. This is NOT InstantMeshes.
  21. With version 2022.16 and now version 2022.21 I've been having this perplexing issue with autoretopo option on this particular 3D scan of a lion. I do not have this issue with 3DC 2021 as I tried it several times today in 3DC 2021. The issue I've having is autoretopo is constantly creating a symmetric retop'd model despite the fact I have symmetry turned off. This happens in both 2022.16 and now 2022.21 which I just installed. It does not happen when I choose InstantMeshes option in 2022.16 or 2022.21. Only in 2022.16 and 2022.21 when I choose autorepto with 3DC's native autoretopo option. 3DC 2021 does not have this issue.
  22. I too thought 2022.16 is the latest as that is what your website seems to indicate. So why the discrepancy? Cheers & many thanks...
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