Tuesday, January 29, 2013

3D Coat v.4 update: BETA 11

Changes for BETA 11:
  • NEW: C++ like script language (called Angelscript) will be available soon within 3D-Coat's shell.
    It allows you to perform batch actions, create macro commands and interactive tutorials. It has very basic functionality now and will be extended on requests. C++ like scripting was choosen because of speed and the possibility to include good scripts directly into 3D-Coat's engine.
  • Fixes and improvements: Transform gizmo related:
    1) Leave rotated axis turned ON by default.
    2) Gizmo direction & position stored for each volume now. Both are correctly transformed when parents will be transformed.
    3) "To main axis" button included - it is the same as in retopo room. Retopo room's button were renamed to "To main axis" because it has no relation to any local space.
    4) Mannequin model rearranged - parenting corrected here, pivots and axis direction too. It was very easy with the new command. Now posing mannequin is pure joy.
    5) To center mass/bound center are changing only position now, not direction.
    6) [X] button near coordinates placed to clear them quickly.
    7) In Primitives directions are hidden by default, but you may show them if needed (Axis coordinates were cluttering the panel a lot)
  • Fix: Masks preview for cubemapping (when navigating)
  • Fix: Lag problem when switching rooms and tools fixed
  • Fix: Several mantis reports fixed
Mac, Linux builds coming soon, but some delay possible due to scripts implementing.

Click here to download the current BETA version: Wanna have it...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

3D Coat v.4 update: BETA 10


  • NEW: Magic wand tool in paint room
  • Improvement: New items in VoxTree->RMB menu: Show all, Show subtree (To make nodes visible)
  • Improvement: All applicable brush jitters will act now on merge tool in "On pen" mode - http://t.co/JynOj0D2
  • Bugfix: VoxExtrude works now correctly with different combinations of symmetry/extrude directions/flatten
  • Bugfix: A lot of mantis reported problems fixed, a lot of work done there
Click here to download the current BETA version: Wanna have it...

Monday, January 7, 2013

3D Coat v.4 update: BETA 9C

4.01.2013 BETA9C

  • Improvement: Important change! "Ignore backfaces" works basing on Z-Buffer, not on normals direction. It makes possible to work correctly over multilayered structures correctly (example - thin pants).
  • Improvement: Curve stroke improved to work well with thin walls even if b-splines are used.
  • Bugfix: A lot of mantis bugfixes

1.12.2013 BETA9B

  • Improvement: mproved Absolute/Extrude/LC Extrude bruhes (how they work with pen pressure), fixed dots in General brush
  • Bugfix: Fixed major problem of broken SHIFT smoothing in LC tools
  • Bugfix: some Mantis issues fixed

31.12.2012 BEAT9A

  • New: CTRL in VoxExtrude will invert extrusion
  • New: Smooth all may work over frozen area and will work much faster. It gives good and predictable way to smooth selected areas.
  • Bugfix: Fixed problems with precission in spline stroke mode
  • Bugfix: Fixed all reported mantis problems
    (@Reporters: Please check your posts and close the issues if approved.)

29.12.2012 BETA9

  • New: Extrude/Flattern area in voxel surface mode done - bit.ly/RlzRts , bit.ly/RlzWgw , bit.ly/RlzYoG
  • New: VoxLayer/Extrude got nice preview of future shape - bit.ly/VbgTU5
  • New: VoxLayer/Extrude will make spots that will create shapes of pen's size - bit.ly/VbhpBz It gives much better control.
  • Improvement: Surfacial smooth polished a lot, now it has a lot of useful options and has become very powerful tool - bit.ly/RlzKxQ
  • Bugfix: All problems reported by e-mail and Mantis fixed (windows storing, occlusion, spline stroke problems and other).
Click here to download the current BETA version: Wanna have it...

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy new year!

Hello friends,

ok the new year has actually already begun, but I guess it is still fresh and so I wish you all the best for the upcoming twelve months. May all your wishes and plans become true. Stay healthy to reach all your dreams.

As always I will try to keep you up to date with infos about 3D Coat and, from time to time, other small interesting graphics tools in the market.
Additionally I plan to invest a bit  more time to produce tutorials beside my main work. In the last year it was not that easy to give you much support with tutorials. I hope it will change this year and don't stay a naive wish - so please keep your fingers crossed.