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Marc Wakefield

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  1. Marc Wakefield

    10th Challenge Shoes

    I would have loved to have taken part but work and life have been packed. I think I could manage it this month if there were an extension. I think it's a really interesting challenge that deserves to be met.
  2. Marc Wakefield

    ZBrush 4R7 released

    Definitely. Pressing space brings up a menu but another simple GUIDE at the side would be great.
  3. Marc Wakefield

    ZBrush 4R7 released

    4r7 really is awesome. It amazes me that I can work with such a huge amount of polys. The new basemesh modelling tools are rapid but will take a bit of getting used to.
  4. Marc Wakefield

    10th Challenge Shoes

    Oooh, a very interesting challenge.
  5. Marc Wakefield

    Remember 3DCoat version 2

    I remember being completely amazed by it. I was so glad to have found it. I can not remember how I did though.
  6. Marc Wakefield

    3d coat or zbrush

    I think both programs have their strengths and weaknesses but they work really well together. I absolutely love the multi-level sculpting in Zbrush but find 3D Coat way quicker to just 'create' in. Less menus getting in the way, less to think about and working with voxels feels like true sculpting freedom. Zbrushes Dynamesh still feels clunky in comparison. UV mapping also works really well and really fast in 3D Coat compared to Zbrush. Zremesher is really nice though and I do prefer it over 3D Coat's Autopo. I had a situation recently where I wanted to dramatically pose a 20 million poly sculpt in 3DCoat and it was proving problematic. I took the sculpt into Zbrush, duplicated the sub tool, Zremeshed it, subdivided it a few times and projected the details across creating an easily poseable model. I think there is a similar work-flow in 3D Coat though. Texture painting in 3DCoat is much better especially with the new pbr system. 3D Coat is cheaper and does a lot of things in a quicker, easier way. I am glad I have both but I started with 3DCoat and would never want to be without it.
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    9th Challenge - Cartoon Character Reloaded

    No time at all over the holiday period but here is my finished sculpt. A strange Giant mouse washed up on the beach and the locals are unable to pin him down. It must be undead Gulliver Mickey. I am going to have to call it done as we are off to the pantomime with the kids. Happy New Year.
  8. Marc Wakefield

    Merry Christmas

    A very merry Christmas to all my fellow coaters. :-)
  9. Marc Wakefield

    Twitter discussion: What Andrew is currently doing.

    Hmmm... What is the location of this magical drive?
  10. Marc Wakefield

    Twitter discussion: What Andrew is currently doing.

    I was really hoping Carrara 9 would make an appearance some time this year but it never came. I have given up on it now though and I am way to comfortable with Blender to ever go back. It is a shame as I have used it for years but Daz definitely seem to have dropped the ball as far as Carrara is concerned. That being said, if it ever appears I will probably upgrade anyway. Always good to have a full arsenal and it is usually pretty cheap. I reckon it would be a wild west style ghost town with only tumble weed blowing through ;-)
  11. Marc Wakefield

    Twitter discussion: What Andrew is currently doing.

    Thanks for the advice Javis. Just bought B2M3 pro. I am sure it is going to be really useful to me going forward. It is going to save me a bucket load of time in so many areas.
  12. Marc Wakefield

    Twitter discussion: What Andrew is currently doing.

    EEEeeek! Very excited. Do you guys recommend buying Bitmap2Material? It looks like it could be a really useful tool for building a 3D Coat 4.5 compatible material library. Any thoughts? Cheers, Marc
  13. Marc Wakefield

    Twitter discussion: What Andrew is currently doing.

    NICE! I can not wait to use this in my workflow.
  14. Marc Wakefield

    3d Coat on Linux Rocks!!! ......

    It is way too late/early in the morning and I should be in bed but I just had to let all of you windows XP 32 users know about a beautiful 3D Coating experience I just had! I installed Linux Ubuntu 64 through Windows using Wubi (which was really easy btw and allows me to boot into both os) and downloaded 3D Coat to take it for a spin. I freaking loved it! I was able to get 80 million + tri's in voxel mode (one more level of subdivision than I can usually get away with) while still being able to produce fantastically fluid strokes and achieve detail I have never been able to on Windows XP. I was able to use my full 4 gb of ram (which Windows XP can't see) and this enabled me to edit a few of my windows 3b files and take em up a notch! The whole experience just felt a lot smoother and more like pen on paper or clay on fingers if you get my drift and I recommend anyone with Windows XP 32 or another 32 bit os give it a whirl. Interestingly, the voxel to surface to voxel was still a bit slow to convert when I tested it but the extra speed and power in voxel mode sort of made up for it. The controls are pretty much all the same except for the alt key being different. Ubuntu also has lovely floppy windows that wobble when you drag them! Can I use my serial on both Operating systems? I really think Linux is a keeper! They are both on the same laptop so I could only use one at a time anyway.
  15. Marc Wakefield

    9th Challenge - Cartoon Character Reloaded

    I kind of let things slip when nobody else posted anything. Things have also been a bit hectic at the moment.
  16. Marc Wakefield

    Twitter discussion: What Andrew is currently doing.

    Sounds amazing. Can't wait. :-D
  17. Marc Wakefield

    V4.1 BETA (experimental 4.1.17D)

    He is talking about Andrew being a good boy for providing us with such awesome, artist friendly tools.
  18. Marc Wakefield

    Twitter discussion: What Andrew is currently doing.

    I really can not wait to try this out. When can us regular beta lovers get in on the action? I have been knocking around since 2007 and this is a very exciting addition.
  19. Marc Wakefield

    9th Challenge - Cartoon Character Reloaded

    The extra time will be appreciated as I also need to create loads of little people. It is completely up to you guys though. I wonder why more people didn't opt in for this one.
  20. Marc Wakefield

    9th Challenge - Cartoon Character Reloaded

    Apologies for the delay so far. It has been a very busy month. As usual, I am going in fast and furious. Anyone else got anything to show? It is a cool theme.
  21. Marc Wakefield

    9th Challenge - Cartoon Character Reloaded

    First rough, blocking out sculpt with symmetry turned on. He will look very different when I am done.
  22. Marc Wakefield

    Twitter discussion: What Andrew is currently doing.

    Yes! Orangemochafrappichino's! Love it!
  23. Marc Wakefield

    9th Challenge - Cartoon Character Reloaded

    I think I might have to have a crack at this one. I read Gulliver Mickey to my sons some evenings before bed. It is a Disneyfied version of Gullivers Travel's starring the famous mouse himself! One of the best scenes is a giant Mickey held down by loads of ropes, surrounded by mini people. Imagine if this was real! Imagine if you were one of those little people and a giant walking talking half human mouse thing wearing clothes washed up on your shores! I am thinking of upping the realism using the features of real mice and humans.... Could be fun if I get it finished... Is this OK? I know you say no inspiration images but this will look pretty different when I am done. I may even (slightly) zombiefy him.
  24. The leap is sitting in my laptop bag eating crumbs. It rarely gets to see the light of day and to be honest, I feel sorry for the little guy. I am the first to admit that I get a bit excited and tend to jump around ( much to the annoyance of everyone around me ) proclaiming "THIS is the future!" to which they reply "you said that about the last gadget / bit of software you bought!" Still, It would be nice to be proved wrong. I have a Galaxy Note 3 which is a pretty awesome device and I will probably upgrade to V4 when it comes out. Early tests of the software with a home made Google Cardboard do seem promising.
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