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    I think I read somewhere it can only render 1 uv map at present. ( did you uv and paint or just vertex paint?) I gave up on it long ago, it just wasnt playing ball. So now I use 3dCoat normal render for my "level 1" renders, Marmoset for an upgrade to "level 2" and just started to use Blender for my "level 3" renders.... Also bearing in mind, I avoid retopoing like the plague these days, I just vertex paint, lifes too short to sit around drawing little squares on everything.( well I do it occasionally when I really have to.)
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    [Solved] What happened to the Cutoff Tool? Noob Question

    Its still there, you may have inadvertently hidden it! Go to "Edit " ( on the top row) - " customise UI " see if it has been turned off. If that aint it , you may need more advanced techie help.
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    Werner's 3D Coat Journey

    Great stuff! Who needs CG when you can get real rhinos to do all that..
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    WIP Stylized Skeletor

    A man after my own heart... i would keep everything as separate objects and even consider separating the arms and legs then you could duplicate them and have one set hidden whilst you pose the other ones . Also ( for my workflow in Marmoset Toolbag) separate objects can have different surface properties, but not if they are all combined . ( vertex paint method only contains colour info not spec but image mapped objects can have both. But I find that little drawback is far outweighed by not having to retopo and bake. I can always do a spec render then comp in photoshop. But generally dont even bother these days.) So on Skellator , what I would do is paint him in 3dcoat ( vertex paint), pose him, export the scene as OBJ ( whilst in the Sculpt room.) Open in Marmoset and play with the surface properties - maybe a slightly shiny skull, and for the cape there is a sort of fuzz shader to apply. Another note, I would be quite happy rendering in 3dcoat , all I find its missing for my purposes is bounced colour and refractive glass. Just remember there is no real set way of doing it right and wrong , it is whatever is a good fit for you
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    WIP Stylized Skeletor

    Nice character there Mr Monkey. If he were mine at that stage my process would be , vertex paint him , pose him using the pose tool, export to Marmoset to render. Done ( does Cinema 4d have vertex colours?) ( of course if you are animating him or doing loads of poses go the retopo way. But for a couple of nice posed renders just pose him as is, dont forget to save your neutral pose of course. I used to do all that retopo mularkey, but now I dont .)
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    PIXAR's RENDERMAN Free Non-Commercial Use

    Marmoset tick a few boxes. Its made my cg life a lot easier.
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    error message saying Renderman not installed, when it is?

    Dear Mr Shagy, Hope you sort it out.....just so you will see that you dont need Renderman , I persevered with it for a while hoping I would get Disney like renders..nope you will be lucky if it even looks in focus. ( Im sure I will be accused of dissing it or doing it wrong.) Has anyone on this forum got an amazing renderman render to show, I would like to see it. I see you you have Marmoset, Substance, Blender and ZB , you're sorted! If you get it goin please post some stuff.
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    [Bug] Shader Preview Issues

    This has been broke for me for a long time . (38... still broke) So you are not alone!
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    3DCoat 4.8 BETA testing thread

    I did a few models with "Retopo via Decimation" a while back ,that worked great .
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    3DCoat 4.8 BETA testing thread

    Good info to know, I shall have to try it and compare eevee to marmoset. Edit. On second thoughts , just had a look...way out of my depth with that, I will stick with Toolbag its really basic.
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    3DCoat 4.8 BETA testing thread

    So are you still rendering in 3dcoat? Im not quite sure im following this ...are you back to where you started from but just with a smaller mesh, if so I am curious to know how big your original mesh was. I think Ive managed about 20-25 million and still managed to render in 3dCoat. ( Marmoset will just about manage this also.) ( a side note... I've exported a vertex painted mesh via FBX to Zbrush and it opened perfectly! I dont see why Keyshot would be just ZB centric.......Disclaimer-- Not an expert! ) Glad you found a solution!
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    Hair Cards

    Ta for the links.
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    3DCoat 4.8 BETA testing thread

    I thought Keyshot did, I guess I am mistaken.( I thought you could send straight from zbrush to Keyshot with polypaint.) I use Marmoset Toolbag , it has vertex paint support, its not that expensive and they have 30 % off every now and again. When I import to Marmoset, the specular is defaulted to 1 which makes the vertex colours 100 percent reflective so it looks like its not working, so you have to bring the slider back down to 0 for the colours to appear. Maybe Keyshot does a similar thing.
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    Hair Cards

    Ta for the info. So are you saying make the uv islands a bit fatter so they appear thinner when painted? When and if I get to have a go, I think I will render some hair strands in Carrara, then render them with an alpha then just paint them on.
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    Hair Cards

    In the never ending search for a way to make 'nice' hair , Ive started to look at 'hair cards' , basically a row of polygons with a texture painted on with an alpha to make the gaps in the hair. Ive noticed that there is a new unwrap feature called 'unwrap to strips' which I think could be ideal for this. So basically make the strips/hair cards in the retopo room then bake and paint on the uv editor. Unwrapping to strips would make this easier than before because you would have nice neat lines of strips to paint on . I did a really quick test and it seems it could work. Anyone tried hair cards or have any thoughts on this. ( note . I keep my softwares to the minimum these days just 3dcoat and Marmoset with occasional Carrara. )