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LucaFox

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  1. LucaFox

    Substance Designer + 3DCoat?

    Thanks Carlosan, you're the best!
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    Substance Designer + 3DCoat?

    Studied and watched all videos I could, it was very intersting and taught me a lot! The only bad thing is that there's no sss functions inside 3DCoat, apparently I saw a video where a guy built an ice smart material, but he used some unofficial build back in 2015. The only thing I didn't get is how you import smart materials! I downloaded few of them, but couldn't find any "import smart material" button!
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    Substance Designer + 3DCoat?

    Thanks Michael for your response! I'm studying right now how to create smart materials in 3DC thanks to the official channel, it looks pretty straightforward! I've checked your stuff Micheal, and it's crazy! Very very good job, my best compliments. What I'm not sure I fully understand is: if 3DC is capable of create any type of material, which are the reasons that make one decide to create them in Substance Designer and then to import them in 3DC? Is Substance Designer easier to use or what? Thanks again for your time!
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    Substance Designer + 3DCoat?

    Hi guys, I hope the question doesn't sound too silly, in that case, pardon me for my noobness! As you know I'm still relatively new to the software, and in these days I'm studying the smart materials abilities of 3DC. My two questions are very simple and straightforward: - Can I create smart materials/materials in Substance Designer and then import and use them in 3DC? - Does it make any sense? I mean, does 3DC smart materials editor has any flaws or lack, or I can just craft the craziest, cartoonish or hyperrealistic materials? Thank you for your time! ^-^
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    Grey polygons while uvmapping

    SOLVED: I'm sorry, I solved this issue in few hours after I made this post, but I forgot to update the post! The issue: double vertices (two vertices overlapping one another, one of them created erroneously)! Hope that will turn useful to someone someday! Thanks for your help Carlosan!
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    Grey polygons while uvmapping

    You mean, I should split this polygon that comes out grey?
  7. LucaFox

    Grey polygons while uvmapping

    Hi everyone! When I uvmap, sometimes certain meshes are doing this strange thing of having one or more polygons plain grey. They also don't show on the UV map islands! I've encountered this problem twice before: once, I solved it splitting a polygon that had several vertices in more, simpler polygons; and the other time it was a rectangle and I just couldn't get what was going wrong. I've no idea on why this is happening (in this specific case is also a triangle, so it's clearly not a matter of complexity) and I'm attaching a screenshot to show you the situation! Thank you for your support!
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    3DCoat -> Substance Painter bake

    -SOLVED- Hey my friends! I solved the problem. The lowpoly mesh is meh. The uv is meh. The baking can probably be done better (even if I spent the last 2 weeks studying the baking options and what they're about because of this problem). But I couldn't understand exactly what I was doing terribly wrong... because I wasn't doing anything so terribly wrong. I just tried to bake in 3DCoat... worked flawlessly. ****. 3DCoat +1 ... again.
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    3DCoat -> Substance Painter bake

    That's because I revisited the UVs few times checking if everything was OK, and at a certain point I just started trying to export the model with different options, thinking that could be the problem! As said above, I was pretty feared that the problem could be the bad lowpoly... I'll check the links you kindly shared and retopo it correctly, I don't think that there will be problems! Thank you for confirming my doubts!
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    3DCoat -> Substance Painter bake

    Hey there! I tried and my problem persists I'm checking if 3DCoat's bake works (instead of using Substance Painter), but I shouldn't have these issues A friend of mine said something about "crease edges" functions, maybe something like that? The problems effectively looks related to sharp edges in the lowpoly
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    3DCoat -> Substance Painter bake

    Looks like I'm still using 4.7.24 Carlosan, could really be that the problem?
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    3DCoat -> Substance Painter bake

    Hello everyone! It's me... again. Honestly, sorry for that. This time, I'm experiencing a huge problem with the high to low bake. I've made several, several experiments to solve it, I've improved it, I've learned a lot of things about exporting options, optimal decimations and settings on Substance (I love to integrate these two softwares together SO much)... but I couldn't solve it. At first I thought it was all about bad UVs (and my UVs are bad, believe me), but I tried to do some experiments and I've seen it doesn't seem to be UVs' fault! I've came to the conclusion that it must be the bad geometry of the lowpoly model... I think. But before retopologizing all the model from scratch (I'm gonna try 3DCoat retopo tools, played a little with 'em and liking 'em!), I'd really, really love to ask the advice of more experienced, professional people. I'm not sure if this can be helpful, but there's my workflow: lowpoly in Blender, import in 3DCoat, voxelization/sculpt/etc in 3DCoat, export high from 3DCoat, UV map the lowpoly and exporting it from 3DCoat, importing lowpoly UV mapped in Substance Painter, baking the textures (only the normal, actually) with highpoly and optimal settings also in Substance Painter. The point is: is it effectively a bad lowpoly/retopo mesh problem, or I'm missing something important? Hope you can help! Sorry again for all these questions, and thank you in advance for helping me out! Here the screens to show the exact problem (here you can see the bake result in Painter, the highpoly in 3DCoat, the export settings in 3DCoat, the lowpoly also in 3DCoat).
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    [Solved] Can't export OBJ

    Thank you a lot guys, now I see! I'm afraid I was messing again I tried and it perfectly works. Thanks a lot again!
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    [Solved] Can't export OBJ

    Hi everyone! First of all, I want to specify I've checked several tutorials to see if I was doing something wrong, but it doesn't look so. I'm doing exactly the same things I've seen working on tutorials (and they're the most obvious and first things I did too) but I can't export a multiple part object in anyway. It just export it as blank. So I'm guessing this is a bug or I'm just missing something really big this time! I attach some screenshots here to let you see exactly what I'm doing:
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    Basic workflow?

    Thank you very much Mystical! Your workflow is very straightforward and precise, I love it and this is the kind of workflow I'm looking for, considering I'm very interested in lowpoly modeling and in integrating it with 3DCoat! I'm loving this software more everyday, and it looks like at least for hardsurface, it's just the best on the market Thank you again, I'm working hard to improve my messy lowpoly meshes and I'm learning a lot from this!
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