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  1. Hi All, Noticing that this fbx i`m trying to import is having alot of issues. It doesnt have decent uv`s so its doing an auto-map on import. But it just doesnt understand the face normals. I tried the same object in Maya, blender and cinema 4d without any issues. But 3d coat just fills it with holes. Tried all combinations of settings, weld vertices, invert normals, lock normals,etc but nothing works. Any suggestions? Thanks
  2. Thanks for the quick turnaround.
  3. Yeah it has some issues that model, its not mine but wanted to try some quick tests in 3d coat and another mesh were loading it with lots of issues. Only when i tried other packages that all seemed to deal with those problems that i was a bit concerned with 3d coats handling.
  4. no probs, Thanks.
  5. Sorry, didnt have notify on. v4.9.49 (latest beta) I tried an obj that i exported in from blender, but still had the same issues. I`ll PM you the model. Thanks
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    Normal map brush stamps

    Anyone managed to get normal maps to import as a brush? It imports it but doesnt recognise its a normal map, just adds the colour and then ignores any height information. Or am i doing something wrong. I do this in substance painter, but doesnt seem to be a setting to allow it in 3d coat?
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    Normal map brush stamps

    ah ha, thanks. Weird i`m getting mixed results. The initial ones i tried didnt convert to depth. But i`ve now found others that are working ok. I think it doesnt like 8 bit png`s
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    Normal map brush stamps

    Thanks , but i think this should be an option to allow normal maps to be used. I have a library of hundreds of normal maps which would be nice to be able to import into 3d coat without converting them. Like substance painter does https://docs.substance3d.com/spdoc/normal-map-painting-109608964.html
  9. Thanks but no difference. I tried triangulation and merging vertices before saving as 2014 fbx. I tried a range of software, only packages with issues are knald and 3d coat. The rest just worked with the original, there are some n-gons in there but like i say , even clearing them up i couldnt get it to load properly in 3d coat.
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    3DCoat 4.9 BETA testing thread

    Additional Quixel folder question... I have a quixel folder that has folders with the unpacked textures, but it looks like because there is no .zip file 3d coat isnt recognising them. With quixel mixer when you download materials it automatically creates folders and discards the zip. Is there anyway to automatically import to 3d coat with just the folder??
  11. Hey all, I save some work to my onedrive folder (.3b file) that has some attached albedo/ao textures in the paint layers. This morning I go to continue my work and i get this error. I`ve tried copying the .3b to another directory outside onedrive directory. checked hard drive has 20gb free Quitting one drive Disabling anti-virus. Checking texture files it uses arent read only. This is in 4.9.39 version. Also you cant get out of it, clicking ok just doesnt do anything. I have to remove the task from task manager. Any ideas? Thanks
  12. Hi Sorry, havent got back to you before. Thing is the 3dcoats data is all on my c:\user\***\documents not in a onedrive folder. There are some textures on layers that the project i saved that were on onedrive, including the .3b. In the end i used an autosave that was only about 15mins from my project save.
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    Maya appLink

    Trying to set it up, the tutorial video looks like it was made 10 years ago and is all old interfaces. I`m having issues with maya opening up multiple 3d coats, also no idea of which export settings from 3d coat should be used, i`m missing gloss/metalness when it does go back to maya. The docs say you should have mental ray plugin enabled, but this has been removed since Maya 2018. Would be nice to get some Maya/3d coat applink love in 2020.
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    3DCoat 4.9 BETA testing thread

    Noticing in v4.9.28 , in paint. If you freeze some polygons, then invert and then hide frozen polygons it hides some unfrozen polygons.
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    3DCoat 4.9 BETA testing thread

    Great, thanks
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    3DCoat 4.9 BETA testing thread

    Any idea of an ETA on that smart pinch? I really could have used that feature recently, looks great!
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    3DCoat 4.9 BETA testing thread

    I didn't say anything about 5 minutes of playing. I've spent hours on the beta versions only for it to crash. But I have lots of beta versions of applications but I don't throw my toys out of the pram if they crash on me which they often do. Beta means just that, expect it to be very unstable and use full releases for production work.
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    3DCoat 4.9 BETA testing thread

    Agree with Jarvis. Andrews doing an incredible job improving this software and allowing us to beta test new features as they go along. I personally love seeing new versions every week to try out. I wish more companies did this. I don't quite understand why people are trying to use the beta version for any major work. If I have to use 3d coat for work I go back to the release version from months back. I just experiment with the beta versions. Keep up the good work Andrew and team.
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    3DCoat 4.9 BETA testing thread

    Just discovered 4.9.10 that if you attach a smart material to layer, then go upto smart materials, and then "attach to the current layer" (again)..causes crash.
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    3DCoat 4.9 BETA testing thread

    Thanks for fixing the smart materials/assigned to layers in 4.9.10. One thing i`m noticing though is that the material pop-up when using a pen is very sensitive , could it be adjust to be more forgiving if you move the mouse pointer. Also, if you can add a search function to smart materials/stencils etc that would be a massive help to increasing workflow. Thanks
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    3DCoat 4.9 BETA testing thread

    4.9.09 dx/gl PPP - Paint layers cant attach smart material to a layer,smart material icon doesnt appear in paint layer in layers panel next to layer, re-attach smart material crashes 3d coat. Painting on object with layer selected also crashes 3d coat.
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    3DCoat 4.9 BETA testing thread

    Something i just came across (its in older versions aswell) drag in a .hdr file and it just comes up with this "Ca" (see below). I assume its cancel. Would be nice to just detect its a hdr and add to the environment textures automatically.
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    3DCoat 4.9 BETA testing thread

    WeTransfer if it's under 2gb
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    3DCoat 4.9 BETA testing thread

    Best thing is to just get on and play with it. spend a few hours experimenting, that's what I did and then I went and watched those video clips to understand further. sculpt layers arnt rocket science. sculpt some details whilst on a layer and the. adjust depth and opacity on the layer.
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    3DCoat 4.9 BETA testing thread

    Sculpt layers tutorials here. part 1 & 2. You need to turn them on in the preferences as they are still beta. Very cool feature...
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