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  1. Ah, yes, I was talking about that the brush has a completely changed behaviour from the previous versions.

    So in this video from 3 years ago -

     

     

    You can see you could draw in space around. Now it's impossible and people are complaining in the comments. It was a very powerful feature

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  2. I can't post a feature request to a feature forum. There is no option to post there for me, not sure why. @Carlosan if you could send it to feature forum it would have been great.

    Request:

    Since voxels are a volume and can be treated as such I wanted to propose an idea to have real-time melting, erosion, some rain-like, wind-like damage.

    Imagine making cheese with some procedural volumetric effect.

    It might too hard to implement but the idea could be interesting for the developers.

     

    Cheers,

    Anton

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  3. On 8/17/2018 at 1:58 AM, AbnRanger said:

    I brought this to Andrew's attention a few months back, but he's been working on Sculpt Layers and the new Beta Curves (plus bugfixing). But it would be great if you could record a video confirming what I told him. In the same conversation I also mentioned how ZBrush had an extensive Noise Generator, as you stated, with a library of noises. I asked him to please add a decent library of noises, including Reptile scales, and different procedural wood grain patterns and such, for V5. 

    Bercon Maps (long time resource for 3ds Max users) is an OpenSource repository that he can use for this. IMO, with proper Sculpt Layers and an extensive Noise Generator, 3DCoat is suddenly in the same class as ZBrush, as a production level sculpting application. These are the 2 areas that would close the gap. I tested the core ZB brushes and with a little tweaking of the settings, to get similar brushes in 3DCoat to mimic the same brush behavior, I could tell very little discernible difference. They are both buttery smooth and fast.

    The more users ask him about a better Noise Generator, the more apt he is to respond.

    Hi AbnRanger,

    I can't really do a video specifically about lack of the Noise feature as it is not very informative or educational.

    I mentioned lack of the feature in number of my videos and added link to this thread in the last video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jht5wagE4I8

    But thank you for approaching Andrew and telling him about it. I think there are still couple more things that could be improved to beat Zbrush. One is the "move" tool which acts quite funny and not very applicable for organic sculpting and that's the tool I used extensively in Zbrush. Also, masking isn't as easy and versatile as in Zbrush.

    Though, I understand that Andrew really wants to get texturing tools to be awesome, therefore sculpting isn't the prime focus atm.

     

     

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  4. Hi all,

    So 3D Coat has got a noise tool for surface meshes kinda like in Zbrush. But it is almost utterly useless in any kind of serious work at the moment.

    The only real problem is that you can't save noise profile! The moment you are able to save the noise profile to reuse it the issue is solved for at least 80%

    I mean ideally you want to introduce all those Zbrush sliders as well to make it easier to edit but by just allowing users to save profile is HUGE!

    And this a stupidly easy thing to introduce. It's just a txt log of settings after all. You can do such a cool thing as save curves, but you can't save noise, come on!

    Thank you,

    Anton

    PS I'll do a video thanking 3D Coat devs and describe the Noise feature on my channel if it gets implemented.

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  5. Alright, I decided to add if else loops because I couldn't wait for an answer.

    I don't know how to make it rename inside parent layers so atm you have to select each one of the parents to continue renaming them.

    Also, you have to hide parent layers higher in the stack and only have visible one for renaming. Sigh... Hopefully, somebody more knowledgeable could make it a more versatile script

    void main() {


        Vox  v;
            
        string x = GetCurVolume();
        SelectFirstVolume(true);
         v.rename(x);
         for ( int i = 0; i < v.count(); ++i ) {
            if (i < 10) { 
        v.at( i ).rename( x + "_00" + i ).parent();
                }
        else if ( i > 9){
        v.at( i ).rename( x + "_0"  + i ).parent();
        }
        else if ( i > 99){
        v.at( i ).rename( x + "_" + i ).parent();
        }
        
        }
    }
     

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  6. Hi all,

    I'm pretty dumb scripter but I had a huge need in the renaming of 100+ layers so I came up with this:

    void main() {


        Vox  v;
            
        string x = GetCurVolume();

         v.firstForRoot().rename(x);
         for ( int i = 0; i < v.count(); ++i ) {
            v.at( i ).rename( x + i ).parent();
            Wait( 100 );
        }
    }
     

    It works but I don't know how to add intelligent zero padding to numbers like "003, 013, 334" I would be glad if we could improve this script.

    Cheers,

    Anton

     

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  7. Hi all,

    I really like Sketch Tool in 3D Coat. In fact, I made a fairly popular tutorial about it on youtube. But it is really buggy :(

    I've tested it numerous times with different voxel density and scale but it's always unpredictable. So when I hit "apply" sometimes I get the full sketch but more often I get it filled by 20% or none at all. I've ticked and unticked all the boxes in the tool as well, desperately trying to get it working.

    I think this tool has got some amazing potential and it beats shadowbox in Zbrush on many levels (and I've made video about Zbrush shadowbox as well) But it is just unusable. I can spend 10 minutes sketching without a possibility of applying it.

    I hope something can be done about it.

    Cheers,

    Anton


  8. Hello to awesome 3D coat team!

    Do you guys plan to do anything like live booleans in Zbrush 4R8?  For me, that's the only feature that Zbrush has that is really worth adding.

    I don't know if voxel sculpting would allow something like that or if it is easy to implement but it would be really great to see. Maybe in 3D Coat 5

    Cheers,

    Anton

     


  9. Hi,

    Is shift select option ever going to be introduced? 

    The lack of that option in Zbrush forced to be buy a 3rd party plugin that helped to manage subtools.

    But I don't think anyone has done any 3rd party scripts here. 

    But this is a "goes without saying" option. I don't even know how you can develop a modern application without the ability to select layers or files.

    Please!

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