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  1. Lots of little holes in sculpt meshes. Voxel and Surface mode. nVidia 2070 RTX Super. 3dcoat_holes.mp4
  2. Please tell me we now have a Topological brush setting, and that I am just to stupid to find it!
  3. Werner_Z

    [Feature] Intelligent brush masking ?

    I had an email conversation with Andrew on Mon, 30 Jul 2018 and sent him a video to explain, to which her replied " Thanks! Now understood, we plan something similar. " It was probably my fault by not requesting this through the right channels. I know Andrew is very busy.
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    [Feature] Intelligent brush masking ?

    At this stage I worry that we might never see this in 3dCoat, as I sent a request so long ago.
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    [Feature] Intelligent brush masking ?

    Yeah, I wanted to post that video originally but did not want to post zbrush stuff here.
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    [Feature] Intelligent brush masking ?

    The falloff is just a multiplier. I don't care about changing that. Brush alphas takes care of that. Selection happens under brush radius. All we need is a "connected" or "Surface" filter. Job done. If the developers tell me they can't do this on the Move brush, I am definitely using the wrong software.
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    [Feature] Intelligent brush masking ?

    Surface_radius_wire.mp4 Surface_radius_wire.mp4
  8. Werner_Z

    [Feature] Intelligent brush masking ?

    Thanks for the replay sprayer but I think you are missing the point. I am not comparing 3dCoat to other applications to bash it. I am bringing it up because of the fact that this has been requested over and over, and will improve the move brush allot for doing things like blend shapes. It has absolutely nothing to do with Edge Loops. It is not that hard. The closest point under the center of the brush is connected to all other points through edges. It can be dense or it can be low res. If we had a filter that would calculate edge length by crawling, we could have the correct falloff. Take a look at this image. The brush radius overlaps the bottom points and will affect them in 3dCoat. Other applications lets you choose how the points are affected inside the brush radius. Surface mode will pick the point on the mesh that is closest to the center of the brush. From there it will go to a neighbor point, and it will keep doing this until it reaches the outer circle of the brush. This means that even if the points are close to the selected point on the bottom part of this mesh and falls within the brush radius, it will be to far via edge crawl and would be excluded. This is super fast to calculate...even on hi res triangular meshes. Houdini allows me to do this on very heave geometry without a problem, and for this reason I export my meshes from 3dCoat to Houdini as obj, then do these simple move adjustments. Then I have to export back to 3dCoat to continue sculpting. I would like to avoid this and stay in 3dCoat until I am done. Surface_radius.mp4
  9. Great news. Glad to see some progress when it comes to UDIM's. Another area that can improve allot, is the creation of UDIM tiles in 3dCoat. We need an easy workflow to generate tiles via selection of parts in the viewport, as well as packing options while maintaining UDIM tiles.
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    Selecting a full UDIM Tile

    This is fantastic news. I am glad to see some work done regarding UDIM's.
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    [Feature] Intelligent brush masking ?

    Brush_mask_blender.mp4
  12. Werner_Z

    [Feature] Intelligent brush masking ?

    Here is how blender handles something similar.
  13. Good day fellow sculptors. I remember submitting requests for a more intelligent masking on brushes (especially on the move brush) over the years. This has been something of a workflow showstopper for me, and it has reached a point where I am slowly researching other software to replace my workflow. In other words, a deal breaker. My question is this. Will we see something of the sort in the new 2021 version? We need to have some sort of geo edge length detection, that can isolate areas through connection, but limited by edge path. Here is an example from 3d Coat. I have to use freeze masks to isolate the upper eye lid before I can push and pull. Also attached is a quick capture of how Houdini handles this. The new release of blender has silhouette masking in real time. Why would anyone battle with freeze masks in 3dCoat, when I can do this without thinking in blender or elsewhere. The same goes for proper UDIM support, but I will talk more about that in a separate thread. brush_mask.mp4 Brush_mask_houdini.mp4
  14. It still works the same way, but everything lives under smart materials now. Create a folder called photos under smart materials, and start to drag your images in. Here is a couple I dragged into the default tab as an example.
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