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  1. Marc Wakefield

    Leap Motion - The future .....

    Hi guys, It's been a while. With launching a new business this year and a one year old son, I have been a little absent from the 3D Coat forums. I thought I would drop by though and start doing a bit more 3d sculpting again. I also found out about this: http://live.leapmotion.com/about.html They created it for 3D modellers and artists : "Who is LEAP? How did you get started? The original inspiration behind Leap came from our frustration with 3D modeling— something that took 10 seconds in real life would take 30 minutes with a computer. Molding virtual clay with a computer should be as easy as molding clay in the real world. The mouse and keyboard were simply getting in the way." It looks like a slice of the future for us artists and they have an SDK available for developers. Had any of you heard of it before? How do you think it would work with 3D Coat?
  2. Hi guys! I hope you are all fine and dandy. I am not sure if this should be in feature requests or here as it could well be an option / tick box I have missed. Is there a way to turn off vertex welding in the retopo room? I am using the retopo room to alter areas of an existing mesh via "use visible paint object as retopo" to correspond to 3d scanned objects from the sculpt room. It all seems to work really well but some of the vertices are merging when they get too close. I need the vertex number and order to stay the same for this object to work as a morph target. Has anyone else come across this "issue".? Thanks very much in advance.
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    [Solved] Stop vertex welding in retopo room

    Thanks for the reply. I was using the brush tool. (At least I think I was.) The "problem" seems to have sorted itself out now though. It's all working well and I can't even get the vertices to weld if I try. Maybe I was using a different tool. 8-/
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    Retopo smoothe is cool XD

    It is pretty cool and fantastic for my needs. :-)
  5. Marc Wakefield

    First Official 3D Modelling Contest

    Can we re-topo elsewhere if we sculpt and paint everything in 3D Coat?
  6. Marc Wakefield

    First Official 3D Modelling Contest

    Cool theme! I presume huge, mechanical Steampunk animatronic robotic animal vehicles count don't they?
  7. Marc Wakefield

    V4.5 BETA (experimental)

    I am pretty excited to see the next beta. :-)
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    V4.5 BETA (experimental)

    That sounds pretty good actually and it makes a lot of sense. 3d Coat can be a complex beast but it is still faster than zbrush for baking from 3d scan data and adding normal maps to individual portions of a low poly mesh.
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    V4.5 BETA (experimental)

    Noooooooo! :-(Are there any plans for an alternative? It is a really useful room for low making tweaks to low poly objects for baking purposes. Sometimes, you don't want everything to conform to what is in the sculpt room. Your awesome script did help with part of this but this is like the final piece of the puzzle. Does anyone else use the tweak room?
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    V4.5 BETA (experimental)

    Evening all! The one thing I would absolutely love is for the sculpt object to be visible in the tweak room. It would be so useful.
  11. Marc Wakefield

    RealityCapture

    A great tool. I created a pretty good scan of my wallet this morning just using a few rough mobile phone photos. I am really interest to see what they are going to sell it for after Jan 31st.
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    Is there any more smart material?

    Yes please ☺
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    multiple rooms open at one time? (or another alternative)

    Hello everyone! I feel like I only come here to look around and ask questions now. ;-) Anyway. Is there a way to have the voxel / surface object show up in the tweak room? Many thanks in advance. I am now looking to manually tweak the face of a low poly template human mesh to match the position of an imported face scan. Kind of the reverse of the above. I know I can import both into the sculpt room and do it that way but I was hoping a simple 'show voxels' tick box existed in the tweak room. Does it? Maybe I am just not seeing the wood for the trees.... ;-)
  14. Hey Coaters! Long time no speak. ;-) I have been stacked with work and haven't been by in a while. As a long time user of 3D Coat, I should probably know the answer to this question but I don't so here goes: Is there any way to have two rooms open side by side? Why would I want this? I import a low poly model to the paint room (Mixamo 'Adobe' Fuse base or Makehuman base) which has its face polygroup previously conformed to a high poly 3D face scan using the wonderful WrapX. I import the aforementioned high poly face scan to the Surface / Voxel room. I create the retopo object from the low-poly model in the paint room. I then switch to, switch back, switch to, switch back, etc..... between paint and Surface / Voxel mode to move the face scan in place so I can bake a normal map to the low poly object. It works really well and it is pretty fast when compared to doing it in Zbrush or Blender.... but it could be faster and completely amazing if I could work across both rooms while seeing them at the same time, side by side. Failing that, is there any way to move the Voxel / Surface object in the paint room? It is already visible.... This method is similar to the 'project all' command in Z-Brush but could potentially be a lot quicker.
  15. Just a post to congratulate Andrew and the team! My brother is an Interior Architect and I have been going on at him about the virtues of providing his clients with realtime walk through's using Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. (I launched a new company in June called Augmented Reality Design Solutions). I got him to send me an fbx of a retail interior / exhibition stand that he had designed so that I could create an Augmented Reality table top version. Anybody who has worked with an Architect or Interior Designers files may know that they don't care about UV's because they don't usually have too. I was left with a complex model with vertex colours assigned and loads (loads and loads) of sub objects to UV map in one sheet so I could create an efficient light map and ambient occlusion. Every single other program I used choked to death when I tried to unwrap everything to one sheet. Blenders lightmap pack couldn't handle it. Zbrush unwrapped then died when I used the morph UV's button to see the results. 3D coat did what I needed quickly and gave me good, solid results.
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    multiple rooms open at one time? (or another alternative)

    Ajz3d, you are a legend! That script works perfectly for my needs! Thank you so, so much for making it! You have saved me hours and lots of messing about in Blender and Zbrush!
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    imported objects off center all the sudden?

    Not sure if it will help with your problem but ajz3d's script has really helped with a similar issue regarding object sizing in the sculpt room matching the size in the paint room. ] http://3d-coat.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=16648&hl=
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    imported objects off center all the sudden?

    Is there a way to get the imported voxel / surface object to match the scale of an object in the paint room on import? I was sure this used to be 'a thang'. :-)
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    multiple rooms open at one time? (or another alternative)

    Interestingly, I am able to edit the normal map using the colour brush. It paints at 0 (flat) and will also blur. This kind-of solves my problem but it would be great to edit them properly like any other map. I am glad to know it is not just an issue I was having. I have ignored it mostly and just 'got on with it' as I do with most things.
  20. Marc Wakefield

    multiple rooms open at one time? (or another alternative)

    While I am here asking questions; does anyone else experience issues painting on the normal map layer with the depth brush after baking?
  21. Marc Wakefield

    multiple rooms open at one time? (or another alternative)

    Thanks guys! That sounds like a perfect solution. Is the script available to download?
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    multiple rooms open at one time? (or another alternative)

    Thanks Carlosan, I know about that option and have been using it. I would like to move the voxels in the paint room to align them with the low poly mesh without switching back and forth. Can it be done?
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    Time for a Tablet Version of 3D-Coat?

    Interesting looking tablet. If it ran Windows I would be on it like a rat up a drainpipe. Coincidentally I bought an Asus vivotab note 8 today. I needed an 8 inch windows tablet for my Fuel 3d scanner so I can get out in the field and scan things. I was going to go for something simpler but when I discovered this little beaut had Wacom tech built in, was capable of running Zbrush and only cost £172 including shipping, I had to get it. http://www.asus.com/Tablets_Mobile/ASUS_VivoTab_Note_8_M80TA/
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    10th Challenge Shoes

    That's a great use of the retopo tool! I have never thought of using retopo in this way but it could be extremely useful for creating any kind of wearable that needs to fit to the contours of a human body. Well done.
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