Friday, November 29, 2013

3D Coat 4 - update 4.0.10a [BETA]

  • Gizmo for 2D - grid, Materials and masks
  • Better algorithm for FFD pose deformations - should work cleaner
  • More visible symmetry point
  • Wireframe in Edit all layers via PSD
  • Big amount of bugs from Mantis fixed - including critical ones, see in Mantis.
  • Splines improved - loading splines dialog got major improvement, now it is possible to place splines in space and import them as 3D - shapes
  • Export big mesh from MV/PTEX as STL allowed for 3D printing
  • Application font updated to include all Unicode characters, style changes a little, symbols placement improved - symbols like VA Vo AY stay closer to each other
  • On Rauls side: Merged code with Raul. Even if I was trying to do all super accurately and have not found any issues, this area requires additional checks in real sculpting
  • Copy clay (meshmixer-like) - copy pieces from surface and paste on other place - still requires clanup from Raul. Should not be used in real job, it is still in very beta stage
  • Close holes works much more accurate and closes holes with very smooth patch
  • Bridge improvements - interpolated shape, auto-details
  • boundary extrusion, boundary smoothing

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

Friday, November 22, 2013

Tutorial: 3D-Modell für Computerspiele - "Fantasy-Kampfaxt" - Teil 1 - (Deutsch)

Hallo zusammen.

Das ist der erste Teil einer neuen Tutorial-Serie in der ich step-by-step erkläre, wie ich eine Fantasy-Waffe erstellte.
Ich zeige hier alle Bereiche der Arbeiten an dem Modell. Angefangen vom Zeichnen und Entwurf des Modells, das Bauen und Sculpten bis hin zum Bemalen in 3D Coat.

Das Tutorial ist zunächst in deutscher Sprache geplant.

Viel Spaß damit!

For the english audience:
This is the first part of my new tutorial series. I show how to model a phantasy weapon. I explain all steps in the creation process. Beginning at the concept artwork, over the modeling and up to texture paintings in 3D Coat. If you are interested to see this video in english language, drop me an info on youtube or in my google+ channel, please. It is a lot of work to translate it, but I will try to do it as soon as possible and if enough people are interested.

Best regards

BB FlashBack is my screen recording tool

People ask me sometimes what kind of screen recording software I am using. My favorite tool is #BB #FlashBack . BB FlashBack is not very popular, but extremely good. The most people use Camtasia.
Give  BB FlashBack a try if you are interested in recording professional desktop videos. There is a free version available too.

I am using the pro version. It comes with an optimised and intuitive video editor. For some of you interesting: BB FlashBack records your keyboard actions and translates them into individual icons in the final video. A great help!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Hello guys.

I missed to show you the winner artwork of the last 3D Coat community challenge.

The topic was: Sculpt And Texture Alien Bust

And the winner is BeatKitano with his great creature that look like it just escaped from a deep sea. :)

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