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So , are the latest Betas no go on Vista then?

The compatibility with Windows Vista was temporarily broken in 3D-Coat builds from "4.5.26" to "4.5.33" (tested on 32-bit builds). But the next 3D-Coat build (after "4.5.33") will be compatible with Windows Vista again.
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New face/vertex extrude: We need a value input field for the extrusion distance like in vox layer.

(Important for exact extrusion distance when working with technical parts)

 

Thank you

Chris

We don't need one... I have not noticed for years to press spacebar while clicking a gizmo axis arrow...

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...

 

Additionally: Vertex normal extrude seem to be the same like face normal extrude.

 

Additionally: Vertex normal extrude seem to be the same like face normal extrude.

It is not the same. Works like expected.

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Hello!

How are new versions of 3D Coat? I haven't updated for a while. I'm just curious if there are any showstoppers or very annoying bugs?

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I couldn't rotate the environment lighting after dragging a Beta30 saved 3b file into the scene. 'Lock Environment' was set to off. Changing the environment made no difference except in the render room. Worth noting. A new save, quit, restart and reload sorted it out, after I'd also loaded a new scene using one of the mannequins. Shadows could also not be switched off [found the shadows switch under Geometry (eh? Why Geometry?)].

 

v4.5 33

Win7 64

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Hovering the cursor over a smart material fails to bring up the material's larger icon and name. Inconvenient, especially with effects materials that look mostly dark in the little preview and you can't tell if it's streaks, splotches, scratches, etc, without editing the material (the name usually indicating what the layer does) or applying it to your model.

 

v4.5 33

Win7 64

 

[Edit: I changed the name of my old documents folder, did a fresh install and then merged my old backed up documents folder into the newly installed one, and the above now works]

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I couldn't rotate the environment lighting after dragging a Beta30 saved 3b file into the scene. 'Lock Environment' was set to off. Changing the environment made no difference except in the render room. Worth noting. A new save, quit, restart and reload sorted it out, after I'd also loaded a new scene using one of the mannequins. Shadows could also not be switched off [found the shadows switch under Geometry (eh? Why Geometry?)].

 

v4.5 33

Win7 64

 

Hovering the cursor over a smart material fails to bring up the material's larger icon and name. Inconvenient, especially with effects materials that look mostly dark in the little preview and you can't tell if it's streaks, splotches, scratches, etc, without editing the material (the name usually indicating what the layer does) or applying it to your model.

 

v4.5 33

Win7 64

 

[Edit: I changed the name of my old documents folder, did a fresh install and then merged my old backed up documents folder into the newly installed one, and the above now works]

 

Does the environment light rotation works too? It does not work here on win10 with version 4.5.33.

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Works here Chris win 7 x64

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Works here Chris win 7 x64

You can rotate the light in 360° in the sculpt room?

I can rotate the hdr environment only around the y-axis.

 

I mean without active shadows!

With active shadows it works here too. But this is not what I want.

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You are correct , rotate works only on Y (wasn't it always like that???).

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The compatibility with Windows Vista was temporarily broken in 3D-Coat builds from "4.5.26" to "4.5.33" (tested on 32-bit builds). But the next 3D-Coat build (after "4.5.33") will be compatible with Windows Vista again.

 

Thanks! Great news!

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You are correct , rotate works only on Y (wasn't it always like that???).

Nope... You was always able to rotate the light if the hdr environment was locked.

In this case the light was linked to the camera position even if you rotated the scene. This is essentially important for sculpting. 

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I'm not sure if there’s a bug, "Edit scene scale" seems to be ineffective,First import models from 3dsmax  the program will remember the scene scaling,It works well.

When you sculpt, move, pose,set object axis or close the program, restart the program and reimport objects,the scaling lost,you need to manually rescaling.

And you repeat the steps the next time scaling is still missing.

I remember program will always remember the scale in some old versions,If not, please ignore me, thank you!

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I can rotate the hdr environment only around the y-axis.

 

 

I'm really not sure why it is like that. Makes it difficult sometimes to sculpt/ paint the underside of a model because it is too dark.

 

Environment should be rotatable around all axis.

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I'm really not sure why it is like that. Makes it difficult sometimes to sculpt/ paint the underside of a model because it is too dark.

 

Environment should be rotatable around all axis.

Totally agree with you!

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Anyone else found going from the Sculpt Room to the Render Room, then back to the Sculpt Room, use the Cut Off tool, you get a 2D Paint action instead? Catches me every time.

 

4.5.33

Win7 64

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Anyone else found going from the Sculpt Room to the Render Room, then back to the Sculpt Room, use the Cut Off tool, you get a 2D Paint action instead? Catches me every time.

 

4.5.33

Win7 64

Works fine on my side:

1. I started a new scene with a voxel sphere.

2. Went to render room and back to sculpt room.

3. Selected Cut Off tool and it cut off a part of the sphere.

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Bug report:

The curve points in the Curve Tool do not snap to the grid when "snap to 2D grid" or "snap to 3D grid" are on.

Snapping will only work if there is a voxel object in the background.

Also please allow to turn off move gizmo when moving points while in Move mode of Tool Options panel. The gizmo should not be activated every time we click on a point.

Can anyone confirm?

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Works fine on my side:

1. I started a new scene with a voxel sphere.

2. Went to render room and back to sculpt room.

3. Selected Cut Off tool and it cut off a part of the sphere.

Thanks for trying it out. Strange it happens with me and not you. I just did what you did and I still get a 2D-Paint action. If you get the chance, could you see what happens if you leave the Render Room with Realitme Render switched on?

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Woe is me! My work is coming back from a "saved" state completely garbled.

 

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This happened previously to the upper teeth which I am doing over. Imagine my consternation when I discoverd on loading my scene that it was now the lower teeth that got scrambled. I am seperating the upper and lower teeth to separate files, so hope for the best. I sent the file to Andrew. :(

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Tony, I get this too, though I've never been sure what the cause is. It's happened twice to me so far on my ornate chest of drawers project and I've only been able to salvage it by going back to previous saves and exporting out the retopo meshes from there and bringing it back to my latest file.

 

I had thought it was something to do with conforming retopo to the sculpt, and maybe I was accidentally moving things in the sculpt room and it wasn't liking it. But it has nothing to do with that. My current theory is to do with the symmetry, but I've never been able to reproduce this issue on purpose, I just randomly find that the retopo has gone super screwy from time to time..

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The file I sent to Andrew had this happen twice (the return of a corrupted mesh from a saved state) so maybe he can make a deduction. Currently.. I'm waiting on RFill to do it's thing. Usually it is instantaneous but occasionally it seems to just spin it's wheels with 3DC using 12-13% of my Xeons with memory increases as well. 

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Woe is me! My work is coming back from a "saved" state completely garbled.

Are there any advantages of Save/Load Retopo State over Export/Import Retopo Mesh?

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That is a bit of arcana I'm not familiar with but would like to learn more. Anyway, I only used a conventional file save.

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