Blacksmith3D (Blacksmith3D Web Site) is on sale until the 30th, and I was wondering if anyone here has had any experience with it, and what they think about it. I’m looking for an app that will aid in the creation of figure texture sets from photos (V4/Genesis), and for making displacement maps. The videos make it look like it would be a great tool for texture creation and for blending textures at the seams. I do wonder just how good the results are. Unfortunately, I can’t afford some of the other options out there (i.e. zbrush), and this seems like it might work. Below are a few additional questions.
1) In reference to texture painting and displacement map creation, how does Blacksmith3D compare to 3D Coat and Blender
2) Does Blacksmith3D support Genesis
3) Does Blacksmith3D support detailed displacement map creation on low poly figures (thinking Genesis and clothing details) similar to the capabilities of zbrush
4) I like the way the 3D bridge between Hexagon and DS works for creating morphs but would be interested in hearing others experiences with morph creation using Blacksmith3D.
Any other comments or general information about Blacksmith3D in general, or compared to other applications would be greatly appreciated.