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1 hour ago, Taros said:

Do you plan to add a bezier controlled lines mode or similar soon?

I have real problems with the current dynamic lines. They are extremely hard to control. When I want to change a curve, the others follow. This is really bad.

Dynamic lines like the ones you are using are contra productive for artists.

Don't forget: Artists do not use your tools for retopo only. Some people use them for professional laser cut pattern/templates too. In this case we need a exact line control like the the other tools in 3D Coat already offer since a long time.

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Chris

Very much agree. I tried to see if a modifier key suspended this action and it seemed that the CTRL key did to some extent, but it wasn't consistent. Could never tell if you had to press before you start adjusting or afterward. It has some potential in terms of "coolness" factor, but it needs to be more practical, first.

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Finished implementing fixed count for Strokes in QuadPaint.

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23 minutes ago, Carlosan said:

Finished implementing fixed count for Strokes in QuadPaint.

Awesome! That'll be a tremendous help when using the tool. Great job with the speed you've implemented these suggestions with!!

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Awesome , thank you so much , just make sure they get in the next Beta currenlty workload is HUGE 

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Just feedback:

Currently I like RFill a lot. It saves a lot of time.

I dropped quadpaint unfortunately because of the uncontrollable curves. Our company needs exact curve shapes for our projects. Not just free retopo meshes. I hope Raul expand the curves soon to make them more controllable.

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hi thanks a lot for the feedback. Yes, better control of the curves is something I'm researching now. For that purpose QuadStrips will be better suited with splines also.

One workaround currently is to create more pinned points (double click) for more accurate shaping.

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12 hours ago, farsthary said:

hi thanks a lot for the feedback. Yes, better control of the curves is something I'm researching now. For that purpose QuadStrips will be better suited with splines also.

One workaround currently is to create more pinned points (double click) for more accurate shaping.

Thank you. I am shure you will optimise the curves to good point.

A second mode would help: If a point is moved istead of creating a "spike" the whole bending of the curve segment will be moved. Like in Illustrator or in the existing 3D Coat curves coded by Andrew for other tools.

Believe me: If you port the current solution for regular 3D Coat curves to your splines, then you made the job! We don't need more Raul.

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To accurately shape a stroke in QuadPaint, the user can create new pinned vertices with double click, in the future more powerful curve controls will be implemented.  Today I’ve improved the implementation by allowing the deformation to be independent from stroke density. (unlike previous algorithm) and I’ve solved a bug that prevented to simultaniously deform linked strokes.

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Great , yes this very good progress.

Thank you so much.

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Implemented piecewise Spline interpolation for simple stroke's deformation

 

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Extremely important .

Like we have subdivide  for a retopo mesh , can we please have a command that makes the poly lower???

If retopo polys 100 and with a subdivide they go 200 then we need to go , 150 , 100 , 50 , just an example .

Its really important because.

In order to get a good autoretopo we must add a lot of polys , but then we need to turn them down.

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Committed and merged latest changes to branches.

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Thank you.

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Raul,

You've just about created the ultimate modeling tool and I'm not sure you realize it.  If you can now alter whether or not each pinned point is stuck to the surface, then you've made something quite powerful.

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Hi

Finally I could post again, some internal issues prevented my account to do so, thanks the webmaster is solved :)

Thank you all :) 

@Michaelgdrs

Could you provide me a better example of  such decimation tool? (usability wise) I souldn/t be too difficult to implement.

@gbball

There's the option to dissable snapping to the surface but I think you meant other option like moving freehand in the 3D space those vertices?

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Yeah, so that you could potentially create new structures just by describing where the edges are.

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probably easier said than done though

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58 minutes ago, farsthary said:

Hi

Finally I could post again, some internal issues prevented my account to do so, thanks the webmaster is solved :)

Thank you all :) 

@Michaelgdrs

Could you provide me a better example of  such decimation tool? (usability wise) I souldn/t be too difficult to implement.

@gbball

There's the option to dissable snapping to the surface but I think you meant other option like moving freehand in the 3D space those vertices?

Greetings Raul , 

at the studio i am working we specialize in VR so each prop i create must be optimized 100 % in order to run in VR headsets in a GTX 980 / or GTX 980 ti / or GTX 1080 (in studio and for clients).

I create from 7 to 12 assets per working day and Autopo sometimes is crutial to me  , unfortunately it needs lots of polys to get it right and then we cant use the produced model in the engine (Unity 5) for VR usage.

So we need to reduce the amount of polys (with a decimation software) but all create ugly triangles that brakes the normals and geometry , in VR especially with CV1 you can see a lot more details than you see in a normal screen game so those issues are caught by the eye and they ruin the experience.

Usability wise i cant find something better than getting the retopo with lower polys but POLYS and not random triangulation , innovation for sure.

If you can reduce the amount of polys in your new tools by selecting a number then it should be eazy to do this.

 

 

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For manual decimation 

this is how i have it on my mind.

From sec 10 on this video , i want to be able to select 4 vertices for example and in the area of those vertices a decimation will happen. (when 4 vertices are selected it would be good to have a line to show they area , just like we do the unwrap lines , it will help for bigger distances beetwen vertices)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wcra3lvqd79kwfv/select_vertices_decimate_area.mp4?dl=0

 

For Auto decimation i just select from a menu if i want to be be 50% or 1/2 and it cuts polys to half .

 

So basic idea for Decimation is to delete unnessesary edges and from this delete a new poly will be created , just like when we delete edges manually!!!

 

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1 hour ago, Michaelgdrs said:

For manual decimation 

this is how i have it on my mind.

From sec 10 on this video , i want to be able to select 4 vertices for example and in the area of those vertices a decimation will happen. (when 4 vertices are selected it would be good to have a line to show they area , just like we do the unwrap lines , it will help for bigger distances beetwen vertices)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wcra3lvqd79kwfv/select_vertices_decimate_area.mp4?dl=0

 

For Auto decimation i just select from a menu if i want to be be 50% or 1/2 and it cuts polys to half .

 

So basic idea for Decimation is to delete unnessesary edges and from this delete a new poly will be created , just like when we delete edges manually!!!

 

What we need is a simple DOT-LOOP and DOT-RING selection mode....been asking for this for YEARS! It is very important to reduce Auto-Retop results, rapidly. Would be awesome to be able to use the new EXPAND and CONTRACT tool (for Selections) with one of those modes chosen...so it is only growing every other edge/ring. This would make a LOT of users very happy, once they try it.

It could be named SKIP LOOP/ SKIP RING....to be the most descriptive.

 

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Oh DOT LOOP and DOT RING will do the work as well and i agree  new EXPAND and CONTRACT tool  to be used for selection as well.

Good call , less work for Raul , faster tools to our hands , BETTER / FASTER Retopo results for all the users.

High 5 Don.

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....after YEARS of multiple requests....YEARS of languishing in the dust bin of the Mantis and Trello pages, we still don't have....

1) SKIP Loop/Ring

2) Gradient Selection (absolute MUST for any type of poly-modeling in Retopo Room, not to mention when making large scale adjustments....especially if one is using a Preset Mesh in the Model's pallet, to conform to their model (ie., using a base face/head mesh for different characters)

3) Simple "BRIDGE SELECTED EDGES"....just bridge the edges that are the most perpendicular to each other

 

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