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  1. Marc Wakefield

    V4.1 BETA (experimental 4.1.17D)

    +1
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    2nd Challenge - Sculpt And Texture Alien Bust

    Sweet! I cant wait to get started on this one! I will make sure I finish this time though.
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    V4.1 BETA (experimental 4.1.17D)

    Just a quick grab of a hardsurface autopo test with the new tools.... No additional tweaking or guides. Just checked the hardsurface box.
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    V4.1 BETA (experimental 4.1.17D)

    Brilliant! Just tried a hard surface model test with the new build. Fast, clean, amazing results. Well done Andrew!
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    Photogrammetry to a new level 4D

    Here is their gallery: http://triayaam-studio.com/gallery.php
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    Photogrammetry to a new level 4D

    Hey Guys! I just got in on the Beta for this interesting bit of software! http://www.triayaam.com/index.php/blog/ It will tide me over until my 3d scanner arrives and has some really interesting features. Its like 123d catch with an extra level of detail and user input. The video on this page is quite impressive!
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    V4.1 BETA (experimental 4.1.17D)

    The new method also seems to be working well again.... I will let you know if I can figure out what was going wrong..
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    V4.1 BETA (experimental 4.1.17D)

    False Alarm! It is still lighting quick for the above types of objects if you un-tick create edgeloops. Cool! All is good with the world again.
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    V4.1 BETA (experimental 4.1.17D)

    I am having issues retopoing anything at all now. basic shapes like primitives merged together as rudimentary forms are taking forever. I even tried messing about with a sphere and retopoing. It has created several holes and an unusable mesh (result attached) The old system was not perfect but it was certainly very quick. I am certain I must be doing something wrong as it used to feel effortless.
  10. Marc Wakefield

    1st Challenge: Sculpt a King's Throne!

    Congratulations Ebitz! I am really looking forward to the next challenge!
  11. Marc Wakefield

    1st Challenge: Sculpt a King's Throne!

    Good luck to you all by the way. Awesome work!
  12. Marc Wakefield

    1st Challenge: Sculpt a King's Throne!

    Dagnamit! I missed the deadline. I had family over for the weekend and couldn't get time away. I will finish it though and post it elsewhere.
  13. Marc Wakefield

    Photogrammetry to a new level 4D

    I feel exactly the same as Beat! I backed the Fuel 3D Scanner on Kickstarter so that I (as an artist) can use the data captured to add to my arsenal. Reference pictures are great, reference videos are great but the level of realism (and un-realism) I will be able to achieve by using, studying, modifying and re-engineering my own scans of faces, hands, ears, feet, plants, rocks, animals, ect is going to be amazing! I will distribute some of this data to my fellow artists on these forums to use and learn from without having to pay Hollywood premium rates. There will always be a limit to what a non artist will be able to do with this data in the same way that a non creative photographer will usually produce rubbish pictures. The invention of camera's did not stop painters... We are safe... There will always be a need for us artists.
  14. Marc Wakefield

    1st Challenge: Sculpt a King's Throne!

    A quick progress shot. Still so much to do and so little time....
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    V4.1 BETA (experimental 4.1.17D)

    I am really looking forward to the next update too but I am also happy to wait for it. The Auto-Retopo improvements look so good that it almost makes me feel like waiting until it is here before moving to the next stage with a few of my models. It is always best to work with what you have though and I find manually retopoing (that a word?) quite therapeutic and relaxing (although quite time consuming)
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    1st Challenge: Sculpt a King's Throne!

    Right, very rough, first drafty, idea generation... The Grand Consumers Throne! It is literally in blocking out form at the moment. Only worked on it for around half an hour so far. All symmetrical at present but this will change imminently. This will be the throne of an evil hunter king known as Lord Galathatas the Gluton, the Grand Consumer.... Once a fierce warrior and predator, he is very old now and his hunting days are far behind him. He sends out his army of bone pickers to kill the most fearsome beasts and proud warriors. The skin and bones surround his throne. His castle is littered with ghastly trophy's. He consumes the internal organs and flesh of the victims believing it will extend his life but his frail bloated body is beyond repair. He still rules with an iron fist as his sheep like followers live in fear of his non-existent supernatural powers. Update coming tonight.
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    Majoro, a new little fun modelling program thing

    That looks interesting. I am downloading the eval version now. I wish people would stop releasing useful looking tools at very reasonable prices. It makes me part with cash!
  18. Marc Wakefield

    1st Challenge: Sculpt a King's Throne!

    wow! Good work here guys! I have only just seen this thread. I may have to take part. I better hurry up though.
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    Majoro, a new little fun modelling program thing

    Hey Jim, I did exactly the same. I thought it was worth spending £15 to see what it was all about. Robert emailed me right back and said it was being still being developed and that he would probably be adding dynamic tessellation in the future. He seems really friendly and passionate about the project. Majoro could definitely be a nice little app in the near future. It will not replace 3D Coat in my pipeline just yet though. It may sit alongside it some day...
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    V4.1 BETA (experimental 4.1.17D)

    Indeed.
  21. Marc Wakefield

    V4.1 BETA (experimental 4.1.17D)

    +1 This is going to be a real time saver! Love it!
  22. Marc Wakefield

    new wacom gimmic announced

    For what its worth, I love my Yiynova DP10U tablet and it plays really well with 3D Coat. It is not ultra mobile like an all in one pressure sensitive tablet PC but it only uses USB for power and video so doesn't need an external power source. It lives in my laptop bag so I can use it on the go with my Lenovo y580 (as long as it is charged of course). I still have an old Motion computing Le1600 for 2d work on the go and actually love using my iPad 2 with Procreate and my Hex3 JaJa (which uses high frequency sound to communicate pressure sensitivity rather than bluetooth) A highly powered pressure sensitive mobile art tablet is like the holy grail. I really hope someone makes one with enough fire in its belly for 3D Coat. I would be interested to hear how you get on Javis.
  23. Marc Wakefield

    Who is our resident 3D printing expert?

    Hi, Here's one I made earlier: http://3d-coat.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=4957&hl=printing I have also worked on a few other bits using 3D Coat and recently printed some 3d business cards via shapeways (while pushing the minimum wall thickness to the limits). It really is a pretty awesome tool for creating 3D printable content although it is a good idea to also use (free & opensource) Meshlab http://meshlab.sourceforge.net/ to check / prepare your files. Netfab is pretty much essential as it does seem to help with accurate measurements and re-sizing. You can even fix holes, make the mesh watertight, etc... There is a free version here: http://www.netfabb.com/downloadcenter.php?basic=1 While I wouldn't call myself an expert, know my way around the process of printing, I have a 3D Scanner on the way http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/45699157/fuel3d-a-handheld-3d-scanner-for-less-than-1000 and I have pre-ordered a copy of Mesh Up http://www.uformia.com/products/mesh-up which looks like it us the perfect suite to prepare meshes for print. I am also getting a Buccaneer when they are available. I am fast becoming a 3D printing Geek! It is the future! I didn't see Phil's sculpture before. It is pretty awesome!
  24. Marc Wakefield

    Leap Motion - The future .....

    That looks pretty cool. I may have to consider backing it! I might wait this time round though and see what others make of it before taking the plunge.
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    Fuel 3D : A handheld 3D Scanner on Kickstarter for under $1000

    Fuel 3D have passed the $200,000 mark and they were only looking for $75,000 and they still have 24 days to go! They have some great stretch goals though. Very, very useful. Scorpion says: GET OVER THERE! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/45699157/fuel3d-a-handheld-3d-scanner-for-less-than-1000
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