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Improved Shell heuristic to avoid expensive volumetric shell calculations.

This fixes the apparent hang up of volumetric shell.

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@Taros

Yes, I will get fired as a retopology artist in a studio  :rofl:

And don't worry, QuadStrokes should be straightforward after finishing this tool.

^_^

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@Raul:

Does this website helps you to improve your work maybe?

The link was already posted sometime ago in teh 3D-Coat forums, but I think the rules there fits very good to your current topics.

 

Every modeler should know this site and the rules that come with:

Shifting grid topology keys

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QuadPaint beta committed to 3DCoat trunk. it should be available for testing soon. Work continues :D

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Improved SimpleStrokes and QuadPaint drawing methods

Added more optimizations to QuadPaint and solved some bugs.

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Partially multi-threaded the heavy AFQuad algorithm.

 

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Great work so far , please do keep it up.

 

Tested in .38 and .39.

 

 

Very very  smart of you when brush is getting bigger to produce less polygons and when brush is small in size to produce more.

 

HATS OFF 

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QuadPaint avaliable for testing. (QuadStrips still not usable so don't test it yet)

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Properly flipped QuadStrip end tangents.

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I played a bit with QuadPaint tool and would like to ask a question. How can we adjust the number of spans for curves that already exists? For example, I'd like to change the number of edges on curves running down the neck to 12, and then for each curve that runs around it - to 6. Like on the picture. Is it possible?

 

post-12523-0-41652400-1463499813_thumb.j

 

Second question - is it possible to explicitly set the number of spans (segments) for curves that are about to be drawn? I know that brush radius has influence on that, but number of segments doesn't seem to relate to a numerical radius value in any way.

 

Third question - what do the numbers over some of QuatPaint vertices mean?

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If i remember correctly at some point he mentioned that a numeric value will be added or something.

 

Really really powerfull tool if this is added (numeric value for spans)

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Hi

 

Ops, forgot to update the hints:

 

0-Right click a vertex allows to smooth and move the stroke.

1-Hovering a vertex and DEL , remove the vertices

2-DBL+ Click a vertex, will pin it so you basically created a new edge freely to move.

3-DBL+ Click a segment, between 2 vertices will insert a new point, provided that the radius is smaller than the segment, otherwise will capture the closest vertex an pin it

4-Ctrl + Click a vertex will split the stroke into 2 strokes.

5- Pressing + over a stroke will increase vertices count by 2

6-Pressing - will decrease by 2

7-Overlapping 2 vertices will merge them

8-Overlapping a segment will intersect them.

9-The numerical hint tells the number of vertices between 2 pinned points (inclusive)

10-Moving a vertices very far, after release will insert new divisions, moving them too close will merge them to maintain an average distance.

 

Sometimes the preview snap to surface incorrectly, but the final result will be much better because more smoothing and post process is used at execution time.

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Niceeeeeee

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Hi

 

Ops, forgot to update the hints:

 

0-Right click a vertex allows to smooth and move the stroke.

1-Hovering a vertex and DEL , remove the vertices

2-DBL+ Click a vertex, will pin it so you basically created a new edge freely to move.

3-DBL+ Click a segment, between 2 vertices will insert a new point, provided that the radius is smaller than the segment, otherwise will capture the closest vertex an pin it

4-Ctrl + Click a vertex will split the stroke into 2 strokes.

5- Pressing + over a stroke will increase vertices count by 2

6-Pressing - will decrease by 2

7-Overlapping 2 vertices will merge them

8-Overlapping a segment will intersect them.

9-The numerical hint tells the number of vertices between 2 pinned points (inclusive)

10-Moving a vertices very far, after release will insert new divisions, moving them too close will merge them to maintain an average distance.

 

Sometimes the preview snap to surface incorrectly, but the final result will be much better because more smoothing and post process is used at execution time.

Thanks Raul. Any chance to have a thumbnail for it, with a good tooltip? That way, if I can make some sense of it, I will try to do a brief demonstration video. Was tinkering around with it yesterday and while it has a lot of promise, it seemed a bit unruly. On a heavier model, it made so many control points it hung for several minutes and on 4-5 occasions, I had to nix the application in Windows Task Manager and restart. It only seemed to work on very low resolution models.

 

Secondly, when it wouldn't respond the way I was hoping, I'd hit CTRL + Z (UNDO) and it would leave a patch of highlighted faces, that you couldn't get rid of...except to create a new line....with those faces in the way. The DIRECT method seems like it should be the default method, because it generates clean topology, when you can get the tool to fully cooperate, the way a user would expect. It looks like it's going be an awesome addition, but just needs to be a bit more stable and user friendly.

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Happened here too , almost the same.

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hi. will make tonight a tutorial post.

yes for heavy models use larger spacing, less control points. Or change preview mode for performance or dissable it because there's a limit on realtime responsiveness. Is a very complex algorithm under the hood. the fact of making it realtime for most cases is an achievent on its own :P

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will check also that remaining patch after ctrl z.

thanks for the feedback. that's the main reason of the release!

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the performance is proportional to the number of control points. not the base mesh. a heavy model with a coarse retopology should preform realtime fast.

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Dumb question. Where is this Quad Paint? I don't see it in the tool bar anywhere.

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Hi Phil 

 

Do you have Show Beta tools active at preferences ?

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Oh , strange I used to have that on. OK I turned it on. Still don't see it. I am in 4.5.39.

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