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Couple small things to add to that...MERGE in the Sculpt Room has been renamed IMPORT, (per many users request). And, if you have no mesh in the Retopo Room, you can quickly bring a copy from the Paint Room by going to the RETOPO menu > Use Visible Objects in Paint Room. Depending on how significant the difference between the original version and the newly sculpted version, you will probably need to re-snap the Retopo mesh to fit the new changes in the Sculpt room. You can click the SNAP button for the whole model or use the Brush tool to lightly tap, nudge or stroke the local areas that need some adjustment. It will automatically snap the region under your brush as you make slight tweaks.

 

If you have to make fairly large adjustments, you will want to turn Auto-Snapping off in the toolbar, to prevent from having to struggle against it as you make these large changes. That's also a good reason to bring the copy of the Paint room mesh into the Retopo Room before you start sculpting. If you have to do some significant reshaping, then there is a feature called CONFORM RETOPO MESH in the toolbar, that will adjust the retopo mesh as you make those large scale edits.

 

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I have a low poly mesh that I have applied a displacement map, normal map and albedo map to in the paint room.

I want to bring this into the sculpt room to perform some sculpting tasks, but need the mesh to have as much info as possible (surface detail and color)

Is there a way to bake all this info down and export into a single polypainted mesh that I can then subsequently bring into the sculpt room?

In the first video above there was a different export menu that allowed you to bake out a higher res mesh using the normal and displacement map data, but this no longer seems to exist

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3 hours ago, arumiat said:

I have a low poly mesh that I have applied a displacement map, normal map and albedo map to in the paint room.

I want to bring this into the sculpt room to perform some sculpting tasks, but need the mesh to have as much info as possible (surface detail and color)

Is there a way to bake all this info down and export into a single polypainted mesh that I can then subsequently bring into the sculpt room?

In the first video above there was a different export menu that allowed you to bake out a higher res mesh using the normal and displacement map data, but this no longer seems to exist

That option is only available in Microvertex Mode. Please send Andrew an E-Mail (asking him to allow baked displacement for PPP mode too, as it can very helpful in situations like this)

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...in the mean time, you could export from PPP mode, with Displacement map, included. Then open a new scene (choose Micro Vertex from the splash screen) bringing that mesh and associated maps in. You may have to import the image maps from the TEXTURES menu, if they don't come in with the mesh. If everything looks good in the viewport, now you can go to the FILE Menu > EXPORT...

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Thank you AbnRanger , importing as a microvertex mesh, applying the maps, and then exporting as a high res mesh using the export menu did what I need.

 

To be clear there is no way to go direct to the sculpt room from the paint room at this point?

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7 hours ago, arumiat said:

Thank you AbnRanger , importing as a microvertex mesh, applying the maps, and then exporting as a high res mesh using the export menu did what I need.

 

To be clear there is no way to go direct to the sculpt room from the paint room at this point?

You can, but I am not aware of a way to Bake displacement in the process. Andrew has a crap ton of things on his plate right now, trying to roll out some HUGE features for V5, so I would be reluctant to ask him for any more "stuff" at the moment. You can ask him (support@3dcoat.com) to add an Option to send PAINT MESH TO SCULPT MESH w. BAKED DISPLACEMENT. But, he has not only a full plate, but one that is spilling over, it's so full.

You can send a mesh directly from the Paint Room to the Sculpt room by going to the Sculpt Room > GEOMETRY menu > Paint Mesh to Sculpt Mesh. What's strange is 3D Coat will bake the displacement of the low poly mesh, but not allow the user to choose a higher resolution like they can if they go through the FILE > EXPORT menu. What's even more weirder is that a user can go to the VIEW Menu > ADJUST TESSELLATION to see a subdivided version in the viewport (so there is enough subdivision/resolution to create small details)....but, there is no way to export with that level of subdivision.

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Weirdly the baked mesh wouldn't come into the paint room for me, but actually I've managed to achieve the ability to do what I want to do by using the 'Show poly paint objects in the sculpt room' option and then ghosting the sculpt object and using pick and act option. Although still makes things more difficult than having a baked mesh in there as lose some visibility of the mesh I'm trying to sculpt the shells on. Here was the issue

 

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Toward the end there, to see the result you have to choose another tool, because the IMPORT or PRIMTIVES tool will leave the preview mesh in place, assuming you still want to use it. To tell 3D Coat you do not want to see the preview mesh, you simply choose something else. Also, when you import into Per Pixel Painting, you have an option in the VIEW menu, at the very bottom of the drop list, to SHOW DISPLACEMENT and to adjust the tessellation of the the mesh that drives the displacement.

 

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Sigh, I give up.

I want to do exactly the same as arumiat. I did everything you wrote here, but after exporting as a high res mesh using the export menu my mesh is still lacking normal map details. It's really high poly, but without details.

Could you help me, please? Any, even exaggeratedly simple, step-by-step would be VERY appreciated.

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6 hours ago, Heksagon said:

Sigh, I give up.

I want to do exactly the same as arumiat. I did everything you wrote here, but after exporting as a high res mesh using the export menu my mesh is still lacking normal map details. It's really high poly, but without details.

Could you help me, please? Any, even exaggeratedly simple, step-by-step would be VERY appreciated.

You cannot bake displacement from PPP mode at this point. It needs to be Microvertex mode.

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55 minutes ago, AbnRanger said:

You cannot bake displacement from PPP mode at this point. It needs to be Microvertex mode.

1. Micro - Vertex from splash menu
2. Import - > select mesh
3. Texture -> Import -> Normal Map
4. File -> Export -> High-poly mesh
5. Then go to the Scultp Room
6. File -> Import Object
7. Aaaand the imported mesh has no normal maps' details.

I'm pretty much a beginner, could you tell me what I'm doing wrong?

Before Importing the mesh to the Sculpt room, I can see the proper, high poly and detailed mesh, if the "View -> Show Poly object in Sculpt Room" is on - but I have no idea how to make it editable. I'm really clueless. There is any way to create a mesh from this preview?

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1 hour ago, Heksagon said:

1. Micro - Vertex from splash menu
2. Import - > select mesh
3. Texture -> Import -> Normal Map
4. File -> Export -> High-poly mesh
5. Then go to the Scultp Room
6. File -> Import Object
7. Aaaand the imported mesh has no normal maps' details.

I'm pretty much a beginner, could you tell me what I'm doing wrong?

Before Importing the mesh to the Sculpt room, I can see the proper, high poly and detailed mesh, if the "View -> Show Poly object in Sculpt Room" is on - but I have no idea how to make it editable. I'm really clueless. There is any way to create a mesh from this preview?

It doesn't bake imported NORMAL Map details to a mesh, but DISPLACEMENT map details. Try to sculpt (paint with depth channel enabled) some detail in MicroVertex mode, then export and see what I mean.

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11 minutes ago, AbnRanger said:

It doesn't bake imported NORMAL Map details to a mesh, but DISPLACEMENT map details. Try to sculpt (paint with depth channel enabled) some detail in MicroVertex mode, then export and see what I mean.

I see... But I'm still not sure how to get the desired results.

If only DISPLACEMENT maps  may be baked - there is any way to create a displacement map from the normal map inside 3d-coat? (Yeah, I'm a beginner, as I mentioned before).

I would be extremaly grateful for your help.

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1 minute ago, Heksagon said:

I see... But I'm still not sure how to get the desired results.

If only DISPLACEMENT maps  may be baked - there is any way to create a displacement map from the normal map inside 3d-coat? (Yeah, I'm a beginner, as I mentioned before).

I would be extremaly grateful for your help.

You could email Andrew (support@3dcoat.com) and ask for the ability to do so, including the ability to bake to displaced mesh in PPP mode and to be able to quickly send this to the Sculpt Room, without having to export outside the app and import. There is an option to send Paint Mesh to Sculpt Mesh, in the GEOMETRY Menu of the Sculpt Room, but it won't currently displace the depth (displacement map) channel info, in the process.

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