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  1. FINALIST ajz3d http://3dcoat.com/forum/index.php?app=gallery&album=185 Blaster https://sketchfab.com/models/3a1d51afc73a4e71b4c968f841c2f151 Tony Nemo --------------------------------------------------------------- Tin Toy Challenge Deadline 4/25/2016 Todays toys typically start out in a cad program or other modeling software before going into mass production. In a world full of plastic toys its easy to forget that toys were not always made this way. Tin toys were first produced in the late 19th century and continue even to this day. Lets go back in time and honor the artistry and craftsmanship that were once put into these tin toys. Rules. Start with some references of your favorite vintage tin toy and share it with us. Model, texture, and render your asset using 3d coat demonstrate your understanding of the tin properties of the toy. pay attention to how the tin was crimped together to create folds, seams, and bends in the metal. Submit one large final render of your model by 2/23/2016 Give frequent updates and share your progress. Have fun! Process Sculpting - model your tin toy using only 3d coat Texturing - The majority of your texture work should be hand painted in 3d coat. A painting program such as Photoshop can be sued to assist you. Shading - Use 3d coats PBR materials for your finished model, Lets see some nice details of paint, tin, scratches and so on.... Props - other assets may be used if its directly associated with your toy. The toy box, a price tag, or any accessory that makes sense is allowed. Rendering - You may render your final image in any software you wish. Remember to ask the community questions and share your process with others. Good luck everyone!
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    Scale Explained

    I am switching over our pipeline to 3d coat to manage all of our assets. I am about to purchase 2 more licenses of 3d-coat but I am having a difficult time understanding how scale works between multiple 3d aplications. The Manual and the Wiki do not explain in detail how this works and the community at large seems to be confused based on the amount of scale questions. I did a test where I exported a 2meter cube from Maya and From Unity. When I import them into 3d coat I test the scale using the measurement tool (Set to meters) I notice that they are well over 2 meters big. When I export the cubes from 3dcoat and import them into Unity they are huge. I get the opposite effect in Maya where they are tiny. I have exported them manually and with the Applink and get the same result. I have set my scenes to meters before importing any of the assets into 3d coat and the only options I can find that is supposed to support scaling is Edit Scene Scale and Define Measurement. I also get a message asking if I would like to keep the initial scale but warns that this is additive to the initial scale. So if my initial scale is set to meters before I import an object from an external package and I keep initial scale what exactly is going on. Am I missing something obvious? 1 - Could someone please explain to me what exactly Edit scene scale and Define Measurement units are really doing? 2- Can we have an updated explanation of how 3d coat handles scale and maybe like a best practices for working with common 3d application and more specifically Unity? 3- What exactly is Voxel per unit doing? Also It would be nice to have default scaling setups that work best with Unity or Maya ect...... Thanks
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    13th Challenge: Tin Toys

    Well deserved! Great job AJ.
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    Hod Rod Sedan

    Very cool I wish that was my ride!
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    13th Challenge: Tin Toys

    Thanks Tony I appreciate your support. I think we all did a good job and in the end it all about pushing yourself to learn something new. Hopefully we can get more community participation in upcoming challenges.
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    13th Challenge: Tin Toys

    I voted for AJ bringing us into a three way tie. lol Somebody else will have to make a very difficult vote to break the tie.
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    13th Challenge: Tin Toys

    Just got back from vacation and have not had not logged in since my last post. I didnt realize Tony's Kitty had been overlooked for the final voting. Tony I am Glad to see your kitty up there waving back at me. Great job!
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    13th Challenge: Tin Toys

    AJ you did an outstanding job with this tin toy. My hats off to you on this one. Your renders look fantastic!
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    13th Challenge: Tin Toys

    Thats awsome that they are still in business. I was looking for some information on my tin toy but I could not find anything with some quick google searching. I will dig in deeper when I get some more time. I'm Looking forward to seeing your final render. Keep up the good work.
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    13th Challenge: Tin Toys

    AJ the decals were all hand painted in 3d coat. They were pretty simple shapes so I used things like the circle, spline, and rectangle lasso to fill in the decals. I then layered the different layers of paint and color according to my reference image. My Tin Toy just made Staff PIck on Sketchfab. That's pretty cool and unexpected. I still need to figure out why my metals are not responding properly on export but overall I'm pretty happy with the result. AJ your render looks like I could reach in and grab it. I am super impressed with how realistic and detailed your model is. Great Work!
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    13th Challenge: Tin Toys

    AJ that is a very interesting angle indeed. What are you using to render? I finally uploaded my tin toy to sketchfab but I had to merge my painted layers in order for this to work. In the process of doing so I lost the metal edging for some reason. anyways I will work on figuring out why this is at a later date and upload a 2.0 version. But for now this is what I have. https://sketchfab.com/models/3a1d51afc73a4e71b4c968f841c2f151
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    13th Challenge: Tin Toys

    Aj nice update! You definitely captured the tin toy perfectly. Great job!
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    Ornate chest of drawers.

    Looking good Gary!
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    13th Challenge: Tin Toys

    Thanks Carlosan, I have been busy recently, next week I can try to get the error again and post it.
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    13th Challenge: Tin Toys

    I tried using 3d coat to sketchfab function but It would crash 3dcoat to my desktop so not sure what is going on there. I might just export everything and load it manually but if I have trouble I will just go with the renders I currently have as my final images.
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    13th Challenge: Tin Toys

    Keep going AJ your almost there!
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    Download more smart material

    wow these are great thanks!
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    Ornate chest of drawers.

    yes each seperate model part will get normals baked individually. Just make sure you turn on name corespondent for baking option under the bake menu settings and your layer naming convention is the same between the retopo object and the vox or surface model. As far as the ambient occlusion goes Im not quite sure it works the same way. I believe you will just get a ambient occlusion based on the sum of all the parts which makes more sense in most cases anyways.
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    Ornate chest of drawers.

    You can bake all the pieces individually but all at once. Just make sure your vox or surface layers are named the same as your retopo layer and you shouldn't have any issues.
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    13th Challenge: Tin Toys

    Xnormal is fine. Are you using a script that batches all your bakes in xnornal or doing them individually? I finally figured out how to bake all my normal maps in 3dcoat in one shot. Both your retopo layer and vox layers have to be named the same. It took me awhile to figure this out but its such a time saver.
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    13th Challenge: Tin Toys

    AJ if you need a bigger texture resolution go for it. I should have gone with an 8k but I was happy enough with 4k. Also does anyone know if I need to prep my model in any kind of way for sketchfab to work. Under help there is an export to sketchfab option but when I use it I just crash to my desktop. Would be useful if anyone has this process documented or a tutorial on the subject.
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    13th Challenge: Tin Toys

    I went with 4k AJ.
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    13th Challenge: Tin Toys

    Nice retopo work aj! I powered through most of mine with autotopo. I need to go in and reduce but for now it will do. Gary you should def check out the retopo room and watch some YouTube tutorials. Its really easy to get up and running. I love the retopo tools!
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    13th Challenge: Tin Toys

    Quick update. I have a few more things I want to do but just thought I would share.
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    13th Challenge: Tin Toys

    No rush AJ just make sure you are happy with your finished model and texturing. Glad we are extending the Deadline 3/31/2016 sounds great to me. This will give me some time to figure out how to get my model into Sketchfab or marmoset.
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