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  1. Agreed, I've been waiting to see Andrew's spin on poly modeling for a long time now - props! -Will
  2. WillBellJr

    V4.5 BETA (experimental)

    ^LOL, again, thanks guys! -Will
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    V4.5 BETA (experimental)

    Thanks Digman, I didn't even realize I had a PM - never used it before, didn't even know it existed until I saw your reply here! Thanks so much for your help! -Will
  4. WillBellJr

    V4.5 BETA (experimental)

    Yes, those are the ones I downloaded, they had things that were "close", but way darker, definitely not the originals that were included back then. I guess I should just cobble together some rock images into a rocky tilable, or just Bitmap2Material up something I can use as a replacement, I just really like using those old ones while sculpting... That's really nice of you Michael, it's not that serious for me. I can spend the time and come up with something as a replaement. If you were to make some rock shaders / materials, I'd prefer it to be for the 3DC community, not just for me. I appreciate the offer though, really nice of you - thanks. Thanks Guys! -Will
  5. WillBellJr

    V4.5 BETA (experimental)

    Thanks, AbnRanger, downloaded the nature pack, but that (and the others) didn't have the ones I'm looking for, oh well... -Will
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    V4.5 BETA (experimental)

    Don't believe I've ever uninstalled / reinstalled these updates before, but if that fixes it, so be it... As a side note, before 3DC "when PBR", there used to be 2 "rock" materials (they were "spotted gray & brown"), I no longer see those materials now - I used to use them when creating asteroids for my game. Is there a way to recover those, I used to depend on them a lot, for example: -Will
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    V4.5 BETA (experimental)

    I was looking forward to the next update after .23 in the hopes that with the drag / drop of images to the various texture slots for smart materials would have had that issue with requiring the use of Alt-Tab for it to work to be eliminated since it was discovered to be what the problem was. Now when I attempt to drop an image over the Smart Material color slot Alt-Tab or not, the cursor remains an X and it appears drag / dorp is no longer supported at all?? What happened? -Will
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    V4.5 BETA (experimental)

    Guys, I knew Voxels weren't slated to be tossed, I just wanted to mention that I use them exclusively. Actually I was going to say "I use Voxels the majority of the time so here's my VOTE for them not going away..." but opt'd to be lazy and type only what I typed. I knew (well assumed / hoped) that there weren't any plans to eliminate them. Perhaps I should have typed "TLDT; Please don't remove the full Voxels..." (TLDT - too lazy, didn't type) -Will
  9. WillBellJr

    V4.5 BETA (experimental)

    Please don't remove the full voxels, I rarely use Surface mode. -Will
  10. WillBellJr

    V4.5 BETA (experimental)

    Okay I'll try the Alt-Tab after posting here. I've NEVER had to "Alt-Tab" an application that was the target of a "drop" - that's not a standard practice for the Windows operating system. I'm glad however to see the issue has been revealed - great catch! -Will Okay Check! Drag image (from Explorer for this test), while still dragging, press [ALT-TAB], drop onto 3DC material editor - color slot, the image starts showing in the preview window over the model. Just eliminate the need to press Alt-Tab before dropping and this will all be a wonderful thing!
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    V4.5 BETA (experimental)

    Okay I'm glad to see it's not just me! I can't explain the joy I felt when I got the Mantis notice in email that the drag & drop was implemented for the texture editor! Then I tried .22 and it didn't work (from Adobe Bridge, or explorer), when I was about to write, I saw .23 was released with a fix. Here I am today dropping from just Windows Explorer (Windows 8.1 Enterprise here at work, I have Win 10 Pro at home - x64 for both cases). I never run 3DC maximized since I like to see the icons on the left of my desktop. My main use case would be dropping from Adobe Bridge (ACDSee, or say Lightroom), but I was just testing with Explorer today, still no joy. It lets me "drop" everywhere (the icon changes when over the editor) but upon dropping nothing happens. It will be great when this works properly though! -Will
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    2nd UV-set for light map?

    Agreed, it's important that 3DC can handle doing this for Unreal and other game engines. -Will
  13. Yeah I've run across this one a lot while learning the Autotopo tools; typically I'm looking for a way to remove the drawn strokes to draw them over again. What I do now (when I remember) is to delete the strokes before I start the autotopo process. -Will
  14. WillBellJr

    3D-Coat From Scratch (Video Training)

    Hi, they're simply books I've purchased from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Modern-Cartooning-Essential-Techniques-Cartoons/dp/0823007146/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1435238204&sr=1-4&keywords=cartooning http://www.amazon.com/Big-Book-Cartooning-Bruce-Blitz/dp/0762409398/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1435238204&sr=1-9&keywords=cartooning http://www.amazon.com/Humongous-Book-Cartooning-Christopher-Hart/dp/082305036X/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1435238204&sr=1-10&keywords=cartooning Simply search for "cartooning" - they have a great selection of books for beginners! You can look inside them to get an idea of what they cover. -Will
  15. WillBellJr

    3D-Coat From Scratch (Video Training)

    I haven't tried yet, Greg - cartooning is a desire I haven't taken the time to explore or practice all that much yet. The Rat tutorial shows how easy it is to get a character going, so it makes me want to try based off of some of the characters in my various cartooning books. -Will
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