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gbball

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  1. I got the 3d pattern/noise generators to work, but I couldn't figure out how to use for example tri-planar projection, and it' not clear how to transform the size of a texture.
  2. But basically, from what I can tell, for shaders, you'll want to create the ouput nodes similar to what you'd have in Substance Designer...so your Albedo, Roughness, Displacement, Metalness, etc. and then you'll want to plug in black and white maps or work with variables to add colour.
  3. Yeah, That looks like an image I posted. I've dabbled with it here and there, but I don't think it's fully ready for primetime yet. So I'm waiting for some documentation because it's not clear how it's supposed to be used at this point.
  4. If possible, it would be good to be able to right click on any field and define the range in all sliders...or provide some other method for defining the range since everyone will want something different.
  5. That's because RMB is used to change the plane position, so it can't be used for brush size adjustments.
  6. Absolutely. I would argue that it's an important option for polymeshes in the model/retopo spaces as well as in the sculpting space.
  7. I think the picking actions only work on ghosted layers...It should be clearer though. I can see why you'd make the mistake. Edit: Nevermind, I think you're talking about something else.
  8. Actually, what you can try Silas is ghosting the layer and changing the pick behaviour to act, but don't pick. That should help in the situations where you draw over existing geo.
  9. It would be useful to have a way to manipulate a drawing plane or stroke origin point using the 3D mouse in real time. So instead of changing the view, there could be an option for the 3D mouse to move around a depth/orientation plane.
  10. Thanks @RabenWulf Excuse my ignorance...I have yet to do a deep dive into sculpt brush settings. I mainly use pinch and one of the rapid or clay brushes. When I've used Zbrush a little bit here and there, the sculpting has felt in some ways a bit more predictable and the surface felt firmer...and the stroke details more localized... in the sense that what I expected and what I got were the same. I think 3D coat has gotten better in this regard, but I only use a few brushes like I said and I don't use ZBrush that much, so I can't make a definitive statement one way or the other. I'll definitely try out the Dam Standard 2 brush though and do some comparisons. One thing about 3d-Coat is that the brushes have constantly been changing, which isn't a bad thing, but that makes it hard for me to say definitively what it feels like vs something else because previous versions have been different. I think the changes have been for the better. I think the way falloff in 3d coat vs focal shift in Zbrush is a fundamental difference that should be overlooked. As in my mind falloff should allow me to make strokes that provide a nice buffer within the border of the brush radius that doesn't affect the underlying sculpt geometry at all.
  11. Here is the shader if anyone wants to test it out. explosion_node_shader.3dcpack
  12. This is a gif showing me clicking on the same node-based shader multiple times. The parameters keep changing for some reason. This used to happen with all the node shaders I made, but now it's just this one. The others seem more stable. I made this in an older version of the program...maybe 2021.09 or something which might be part of the issue. Here is my node tree...the shader in this image isn't displaying as intended.
  13. It's happening even with the default sphere. I'll do some testing, but I also tried deleting the default shere in voxel sculpting and creating a new sphere primitive in which case it worked...but I had the same problem with cube and some other primitive shapes. Node setup. No sculpting done. It worked this time...but it's not working every time???? Very strange...I'll see if I can pinpoint the issue. Maybe you can try a few times to see if works consistently.
  14. I'm having a problem baking from nodes. Version 2021.14
  15. What brush is that? I wonder if it has anything to do with the way falloff works.
  16. I think the best path towards what you're suggesting to is to create a more robust set of sculpting abilities in the paint room, which seems to be more a straight displacement style sculpting. Of course, I don't know how it all works under the hood, but I think if you paint with displacement... i.e. a black and white pixel information to displace an underlying mesh you could do a lot of cool tricks since you're really just be working into a 2d texture essentially, so blending, masking and smoothing would all work really nicely and you'd have the same level of control as you would if you digitally painting something in Photoshop. Not sure if that makes sense or not, but that's what I suspect zbrush and Mudbox do and I think 3D Coat does the same when you paint on a sculpt object with depth in the paint room...with the only difference being that the brushes there are extremely limited and the seem to just push out on the vertex normals.
  17. One more. This is a timelapse, but it shows some of the other techniques all being used. Then a continuation using curves for the armor One last one showing one of my first forays into 3D Coat 2021
  18. I think this one is pretty helpful too.
  19. I've made a few tutorials over the years and lately a weekly sculpt session for a game I'm working on. Here are a couple of videos. The first breaks down how I build a reusable character body base and the second on how to start with a sculpt, retopo, bake, texture and export. Old video, but really breaks down the foundation of using the program for sculpting. I have a lot more on my channel, but these 3 are pretty solid for understanding the basic character sculpting tools
  20. I agree about the amount of clicks for selecting. But if you change the select mode to a marquee selection in the E panel, it will be have more like what you're suggesting iirc. My main gripe is that select should always be available...we shouldn't have to switch to a dedicated select mode. It slows things down having to always do that. Even setting a hotkey seems like an unnecessary extra click. Perhaps holding the CTRL key or something similar should allow selecting at any time...kind of like how we always have access to the smooth tool while sculpting with the SHIFT key while sculpting.... Also, we will need the ability to snap the pivot point to verts/selections and adjust the transformation orientation for face normals, world space, local space, etc.
  21. Still having that shader issue in RC3. The shader was made in RC2 though, so not sure if that's part of the issue. https://www.dropbox.com/s/c0jwxq8nqsooobk/Action%202021-07-11%203-44-08%20PM.mp4?raw=1
  22. I use 150 - 200% because my monitor is only 24 inches. But, I'm curious, will this be handled in 3D Coat or through the Windows 10 settings? The reason being. If I leave my Windows 10 UI scaling at 100%, it's too small for all my other applications, even if 3D Coat does its own scaling. So this creates an awkward situation when switching applications. Once I scale the UI through the Windows 10 settings it causes problems with brush offset in 3D Coat. But for me this would be preferable because it will make everything I do outside of 3D Coat more workable.
  23. I'm still having some issues with making new shaders where some of the nodes seem to persist even when I change to another shader. For example, I put a 3D voronoi node into a cavity i/o node and then it seemed to carry over to other shaders that I hadn't edited.
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