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  1. FreezeFrame

    Solved!! Transparency

    I was wondering about setting transparency in the paint room. I'm setting transparency on layer 0 and this is the result I'm getting. I just had the same problem in Blender 3D and found my backface culling was off....so looking right now in 3D Coat... Yes I found back face culling in 3D Coat also!!
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    [SOLVED] UV Mapping For Unreal Engine 4

    IDK, never tried in 3D Coat. I do mine in Blender 3D!! IT does the uv second channel for lighting(non overlapping) or a hundred for that matter! Besides I'm very sure that the game engine will generate a second channel for you inside the game engine!! In the Static Mesh Editor. It was in Unreal 3. I don't use it in the game engine now. But it is helpful. cheers!
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    Viewing in CMYK and exporting Texture maps

    I'm not sure about the 3D printing and your export problem, but make sure you are on the layer you want edited...click preview for a live preview of the color adjustments.
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    UV coloring - blue, red, gray

    I was wondering also, I check in another software with the grid numbers, squares, etc,... I don't really see any stretching or odd sizes. Ok now in 3D Coat I will get some red and blue. Now if the uv is going to an image size I did in Photoshop. There's no way of making it clear grey..without the blue or red. I guess if I had an idea whether to upscale or downscale the image in P.S.. Is it really worth the extra effort??!!! I would have thought that I have room and should make the image a decent size filling the uv texture space....??? Because sometimes I will start with a texture layout.
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    Uv Template - Weld Vertices

    I have a mesh that some how a couple verts are not welded and have split ends. Not sure where it happened, in Blender 3D or 3D Coat after unwrapping? I had some issues in Blender with unwelded verts after deleting faces and adding new faces/loops. Anyways.... Can I weld vertices within the UV template preview window, from the retopo or UV room? It's a very tiny area on the mesh and there's no way in the viewport. I could use the applink back to Blender to weld. Just wondering........
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    Uv Template - Weld Vertices

    Ah, it's ok. I unwrapped again and it dissapeared. Weird fluke. Never had it happen before. Basically solved here. I don't thin vertices can be welded in the uv preview viewport...IDK
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    Retopo poly's and Mesh updating?

    I see the conform voxels to retopo mesh now lol.......Yes it's a good feature!!
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    Retopo poly's and Mesh updating?

    I'm wondering about while painting, if I decide to change my retoped mesh. Say just deleting some loops. This could possible change or wreck some island seams. Or should I be able to finish painting export the uv and everythings ok.....maybe not! There must be a way to update the mesh in the uv and paint room??? *Also I just seen a software that when making changes to the high poly the low poly retopo cage will follow and change also. May post in new features requests this would be a great feature.....
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    [SOLVED] UV'S and Symmetry

    Solved in a way. I take it as an improper loop cut. Is it ok to cut off (flow/follow off) a line and not join another, Or should there always be a continuous flow between the lines. Seemed like a good idea at the time. Changed it to a continuous flow between the cuts and it's fine. Even if a improper loop cut, I would think it would be a symmetrical island, since the model is 100 percent symmetrical.
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    [SOLVED] UV'S and Symmetry

    The uv tools are easy enough. I've seen many character uv's and basically know the idea behind it, to do my first unwrapping for an animation character anyways. I ran into a problem where when marking the seams on my characters head area. I used the autopo because of a pain area! Worked great. For some reason though when placing my seams in certain spots and unwrapping, my mesh part would be off of unwrapping symmetrically. All other islands were ok. I noticed some spirally loops(not spirally seams) in a couple areas on that part of the mesh. Could this cause the pull of out of symmetry islands? I also have few triangles in this part of the mesh I wasn't worried about, but may try and rmove them. All quads next time!! Basically I found a sweet spot for this mesh part with the seams and it was close anyways and no overlaps except one spirally loop area around a tooth joined to the mesh(.. So I may stick with it or edit those spiral loops and see the result.....tomorrow. Just curious what it could be so I can avoid it in the future.
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    Retopo poly's and Mesh updating?

    Thx, the uv's are a fairly simple process. Although I ran into one problem. Looking for a previous thread first!
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    Extremely simple beginner question

    I was just learning shapes for clothes. It shows here in the promo. Really fast! Not sure if that's what you mean. Been using a little while I think you have to be in blob and grow to create shapes on a vox layer with restricted brushes on those features . Whatever else IDK. There's free form stuff for making any shapes in the primitives btw,....... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh4oYm5gWDM 2:00 min into......
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    Problems with UE4 importing assets

    Oh Great!! I notice the hidden geometry when deleting faces from auto-po. Not sure if they are placed there before deleting or after. I'm sure it's a good thing though to check off, weld vertices at the same point in case of underlying faces? maybe IDK!!. All this time I thought there was a centerline problem in 3D Coat, because of other posts and problems. Specifically the hidden geometry/ triangle problem at the symmetry line. It works fine in virtual mirror mode you can go past the line if in a hurry! Or no virtual mirror and snap to the line. Whats the problem!! Is there a way to check for underlying floating faces?
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    Weapon Retopo

    Well finally got around to weapon retopo. I probably went about it the hard way, of course! I retopoed every piece at the mirror symmetry line. So both sides of every object are mirrored and split at the center. Actually a couple parts left(main housing needs to be done in Blender 3D, it's like a cave and auto-po can't handle it.). Now I have to line up loops and join seams. Does anyone actually import weapons in separate pieces like that(but joined as one, except animation parts)? It would work but I don't know how acceptable it is, or actual problems with it. I probably should have joined some continuous parts and retopoed, would have saved time actually. Well it was good practice retopoing different shapes anyways!
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    Weapon Retopo

    I guess that's the way it goes lol..... I'm not sure why I thought it has to be continuous for weapon retopo. Join where possible I guess. I must have seen a few modeled this way, probably because they were started in low poly to begin with. Ok, well that opens some design ideas!! Almost done. 1 more and 5 retoped models ready for paint and renders!
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    Weapon Retopo

    Ya I was just thinking though. Yes there would be hidden faces to the viewer which is basically useless.If it was put in a game engine as is. Poly wise though I would end up with just about the same amount of poly's or actually it may raise the count, because when making a continuous mesh, all those fine lines and edges cost poly's. Wouldn't really matter to me! Just curious as usual.......Anyways. I will let it sit for a day.
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    Retopo efficiency for games

    You can model simple primitives like that in the game engine anyways. Better to import, if possible, I think. They can be separate. I seen some model buildings like lego's by importing custom pieces like that into the game engine.
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    Educational Version

    Ya, bartering never works, from my standpoint! K, well, I just realized it upon finishing a few basic models :/
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    Educational Version

    Yes just remembered, it states no commercial usage for the educational version. Is it an issue to dump off a couple beginner models to try and sell on turbosquid or a personal site, whatever, to help pay for the next version? Or is this really strict in stone!!
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    Just going to paint really quick, pack with texs, high and low poly and just charge for the sculpt only if someone did want it. It will be a good experimentation model for animation, if I ever choose to do so! Will have to look more into retopo flow around joints, eyes, muscles etc.. The dragon model next, it should turn out a little better since I know more of the problems to watch out for..
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    Just wondering about using models that are not retopoed to perfection! I used part auto-po for the mid section and hand retopoed the rest for my first character sculpt. http://3d-coat.com/forum/index.php?app=galleryℑ=421 I realized how bad the flow lines and loops are crossing weird ways from the auto-po, since I did not guide them very well with splines. Is this a major headache for animation/animators? Spend hours fixing it? It is all quads.....Maybe post and try and sell on Turbosuid for cheap stating they can clean up if wanted? I probably won't get into weight painting, bones and animation for some time myself , so I have no clue to possible flow line problems during animation...
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    Thx, I was thinking somewhat like that. I don't feel confident quite yet to take on characters with high facial requirements. It may be a bit more to prep. Fewer poly's is simplicity! I'll just take it as a first model and improve topology with my next model. Auto-po can be decent, but I think there should be a cutoff point. For, ex.. Spline loop makers, were the loop just stops without caps, I think this would solve many problems. I get some weird looping going on. Although I'm just getting going with auto-po maybe I will find the common issues and avoid them eventually.
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    Bottle with Twist

    I was wondering about doing twists on a Pepsi bottle. Used warp and found it is a good way to do a drill bit!! Maybe with the right settings? I would think Axial but I'm having a hard time getting anything to line up. Maybe use splines and a shape to remove a groove......as close as a I can place the splines all the way around? Any ideas?
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    Mafian alligator sculpt finish

    Reminds me of a character I seen somewhere before, can't think of it right now. Tv show or IDK? Is it actually from an existing character? Maybe not.... Anyways, Great character!!
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    Base mesh UVing etc.

    Retopo as is? It doesn't matter if you voxelized or not. Retopo from scratch! Unless, like you said you have a low poly cage that might fit! Previous model whatever... If you already have the low poly, you can import that to the uv room as an object for retopo. Fit and done. Delete the parts you don't want. You just need a tube and sphere for the retopo your talking about anyways. Select popup windows---objects in the retopo room and fit. Always separate layers! Good to have copies of some layers for possibility of different versions. You may be able to copy your model on a separate layer and try and save some of the parts by "cutting off" and rejoining with geometry.....Some I don't think so, if it's a model in one piece on one layer. You can separate those pieces in another software before exporting for 3D Coat editing. Separate pieces accordingly there first properly. If problems with layers move the piece away from the model in the other software before export. In 3D Coat you can then select it away from the model and send it to a new layer and move it where you want.