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I am very new to 3D Coat so excuse my "dumb question". I am following the rat's teeth tutorial and started with a cylinder.

However when I add the sphere the cylinder disappears. I have tried the "unhide all" command but no help.

Any ideas of what I could be doing different? All my screen settings appear to match yours. (I think)

Thank you for the great tutorials.

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There's a simple step Greg didn't say at that part, after you've positioned the cylinder you have to press Enter to actually create the voxel mesh. The cylinder you adjust, as well as other primitives and imported objects simply act as a mold to fill voxels with, then the original mesh is discarded.

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Nice series of tutorials....

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Getting started with this software is not easy, I appreciate this leg up. =) Wanted to join in saying that Blender is actually the fastest animation software around once you know how to use it.

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Getting started with this software is not easy, I appreciate this leg up. =) Wanted to join in saying that Blender is actually the fastest animation software around once you know how to use it.

Fastest in what regard? Rendering, Character Rigging and Animation, Modeling/mesh editing speed, viewport performance....? Not debating that it is or isn't, but that is such a broad statement and trying to figure how you quantify it.

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Fastest in what regard? Rendering, Character Rigging and Animation, Modeling/mesh editing speed, viewport performance....? Not debating that it is or isn't, but that is such a broad statement and trying to figure how you quantify it.

Too true. I shouldn't make such a sweeping statement. I'll rephrase: "I find Blender's workflow with the NLA editor to be the fastest method for me of any program I have worked with. The ability to have complete control over timing by refining your individual actions, while being able to see and control the entire sequence in the NLA is seamless, and you can achieve very refined animations quite quickly. Combine that with Blender's impressive linking system, and you have a lean machine built for animations of any size. IMO."

Of course I am looking at productions involving several sets and characters, Daz/Poser may be better for smaller projects, I just find the interface clunky. Can't say much about Maya, never used it, but I prefer Blender over the other major packages. (C4D, XSI, 3DS)

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THanks a lot Greg,buatifull lessons.

Your voce and quality of the video are brilliants!

How do you take video of the process (which stuff do you use?) and at which programm do you combine videa and sound?

THanks again for such a work.

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Greg wanted to say thanks again, I've followed completely through once, I am going to give it another go and maybe have results worth posting :).

I have a fellow Blenderhead which really wants to watch this series but is having trouble with the download, I must admit it was cumbersome for me as well (slow down speed, some files were corrupted and I had to re-download). Any chance of uploading them to youtube or vimeo? I will upload them if you want. Everyone can benefit from this tutorial, and it should be more accessible.

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3Dementia: I love your moniker - and totally understand - maybe even sympathize, though from a slightly different perspective.

Yes, these videos are quite "top heavy" and the 3D-Coat official website is sometimes too slow - so YouTube would be fantastic - especially if we could maintain the HD size and quality.

You could do me a wonderful service by starting a "3D-Coat from Scratch" section on YouTube. I'm kind of swamped with other 3D-Coat duties, at present, and any help you could render would be greatly appreciated.

I plan to do many more of these kinds of videos, as time permits - so, if you could humbly attach my name to this section and provide a link right here in the "Tutorials" section - this would be great!

Greg Smith

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I'm pretty sure there is an official 3D-Coat user on Youtube. I'm not sure who handles it but it would make the most sense if it were on there.

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Unfortunately I don't have it, I'm trying to search but I don't think you can search for a specific user. of course I may be remembering wrong and there is no site. :lol:

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Hey, Greg, thanks very much for taking he time to create these. They are very helpful.

As others have said, you can definitely do narration and voice overs for a living!

Bob

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Unfortunately I don't have it, I'm trying to search but I don't think you can search for a specific user. of course I may be remembering wrong and there is no site. :lol:

Well I got on the task of uploading before I saw this post. Uploaded the first video to

then after it was uploaded, I found the channel from the suggestions. Looks like the videos are already there!

http://www.youtube.com/user/PILGWAY3DCoat#g/u

No need to duplicate the effort. :)

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Yes, 3dementia just posted a link to it and I thanked him.

I see. I didn't read his post. Yeah, it should be listed from the tutorials section on the mainpage. Right now it just lists vimeo's official channel and videos on Youtube with 3DC links

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Just wanted to express my appreciation for this series. After spending much time searching for a workflow to what is a potentially powerful but admittedly confusing program, I found these videos. Now, at long last, I know what I'm doing.

Or, at least, I like to think I do. :rolleyes:

Articulate, simple, concise, very well done. Very good way to give someone a definite methodology to get results without getting overly technical.

Previously, it felt like I was trying to hammer in a nail by holding the hammer by the head and using the handle.

I even like the dramatic intro for each video.

3D Coat... from SCRATCH!!!

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JWhit:

Your praise is entirely welcome - and your description of the videos is concise, and to the point.

I will attempt to make all of my videos in the ways that you suggest - complete with dramatic intro.

Thank you, thank you . . . and thank you!

Greg Smith

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This is more than excellent. It's a perfect introduction to the programme. I'm very new to 3D Coat actually I heard about it by accident, searching another forum for tips on modeling. I stumbled across a debate about the programme and decided to download the demo. That was almost two weeks ago. Suddenly, I'm watching as many tutorials as I can (even purchased one) to get up to speed.

I'm not a modeler, more of a compositor/generalist and the Zbrush/Mudbox route is attractive but too expensive.

But, 3D Coat? It has a more attractive UI and I suspect can perform just as well. Obviously the retopo tools are a exceptional. Again, I don't know Zbrush or Mudbox at all but I'm curious if people who create base meshes in 3D Coat then go to ZB or MB for fine detail are doing it because they're already comfortable with those programmes or if there are advantages in creating finishing details there.

It just seems to me (a novice) that 3D Coat can do the same.

Again, these videos are extremely helpful. Thank you PSmith.

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