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Posted: 19 March 2013 11:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 76 ]
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thanks Jay-Nola and Koukotso

those auto desk apps look wondedrous, !

sorry namffauk cant help you with that!

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Posted: 20 March 2013 11:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 77 ]
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Yeah, Cool stuff, folks!

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Posted: 20 March 2013 08:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 78 ]
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head wax - 19 March 2013 11:46 PM

thanks Jay-Nola and Koukotso

those auto desk apps look wondedrous, !

sorry namffauk cant help you with that!

123D Design is quite a slick and user-friendly app… the major drawback is that it can only export in the .stl format blank stare

It seems like I can remember importing .stl files into Blender 2.49 at one point, but my recent attempts were more than a little unsuccessful, lol.

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Posted: 20 March 2013 08:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 79 ]
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Thanks Koukotsu, i played with the meshmaker last night, “made” a model of a latrge turtle skull I had,
looks like it has potential

didn’t realise you had to upload all the photos to their site though,

let’s see, 40 phpotos at 6 mb each smile

I ende up dropping them to about 500pix wide i at heavy jpeg compression
the result was not bad, just needs to be retextured with the higher res maps

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Posted: 21 March 2013 06:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 80 ]
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P3dO Explorer

Helps finding stuff.  Also, the paid Pro version is worth getting.

http://www.senosoft.com/

Developer’s bio is on the Carrara Cafe site.

http://carraracafe.com/senosoft/

UV Mapper Classic

You can UV Map with Carrara but I still like using the old UV Mapper for somethings.

http://www.uvmapper.com/downloads.html

YTD Video Downloaded

You want this so you can download all those great Carrara, Brryce, DAZStudio, Poser, etc. videos that are on You Tube and other places.

http://www.ytddownloader.com/

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Posted: 21 March 2013 06:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 81 ]
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Thanks Jay_Nola, was using p3do this morn, ceratinly makes life easier even if just for viewing psd files!

I was fortunate enough to win uvmapper pro quite a few years ago and can highly recommend it - every few years I buy a new computer and email the developer to get a new download and he responds almost immediatelly - so great service even after all those years !

there’s also free roadkill for uv mapping which people tell me is very good?

http://www.pullin-shapes.co.uk/page8.htm

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Posted: 21 March 2013 11:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 82 ]
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Jay_NOLA - 21 March 2013 06:22 PM

P3dO Explorer

Helps finding stuff.  Also, the paid Pro version is worth getting.

http://www.senosoft.com/

Developer’s bio is on the Carrara Cafe site.

And when you buy Pro, the developer is really cool and offers to help you if you need it. Very comfortable experience buying directly from cool people.

Thanks for the other links too, Jay!

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Posted: 21 March 2013 11:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 83 ]
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Koukotsu - 20 March 2013 08:17 PM
head wax - 19 March 2013 11:46 PM

thanks Jay-Nola and Koukotso

those auto desk apps look wondedrous, !

sorry namffauk cant help you with that!

123D Design is quite a slick and user-friendly app… the major drawback is that it can only export in the .stl format blank stare

It seems like I can remember importing .stl files into Blender 2.49 at one point, but my recent attempts were more than a little unsuccessful, lol.

I think that might be a 3d printer format - 123design is said to be for 3d printer use. Isn’t it?

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Posted: 22 March 2013 12:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 84 ]
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Nvil - or Voidworld - a seriously good modeling app, free while in Beta.  Very active in development with almost daily updates.  Just when we thought the days of stand-alone modeling apps was over - Applink to 3D Coat

http://digitalfossils.com/

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Posted: 22 March 2013 07:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 85 ]
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Roygee - 22 March 2013 12:17 AM

Nvil - or Voidworld - a seriously good modeling app, free while in Beta.  Very active in development with almost daily updates.  Just when we thought the days of stand-alone modeling apps was over - Applink to 3D Coat

http://digitalfossils.com/

in particular, the part about “almost daily updates”
Wow, you aren’t kidding there! Looks interesting for a stand-alone modeler. Some current users are professionals using Maya. They’ll copy and paste their work to NVil, model it in there because it has a more specific, easier to use workflow, and then paste the results back into Maya for UV, Rigging, animation, etc., before exporting to game engine. They look to be very serious in the modeling environment, making the interface easier, friendlier by making it smarter towards what you want to do - so your menus change depending upon what your working on yet the individual user has the ability to create custom toolbars. Pretty ingenious.

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Posted: 22 March 2013 10:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 86 ]
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Yep - if there’s anything out there that will replace Hex for me, that’ll be it:)

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Posted: 22 March 2013 01:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 87 ]
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Dartanbeck - 21 March 2013 11:21 PM

I think that might be a 3d printer format - 123design is said to be for 3d printer use. Isn’t it?

Yep, it seems so, and it isn’t exactly a “convenient and universal” file format either long face

I love the interface, but unfortunately 123D Design borders on “useless” from my perspective thanks to it’s lack of exporting options, lol.

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Posted: 22 March 2013 01:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 88 ]
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I kinda figured that from looking. But I really appreciate the link. Now can we get a new Mulberry render? SciFi, Fantasy, Real Life… I don’t care… take your pick…
But Koukotsu, you are THE Mulberry renderer… you really are!
Please!!!!  smile

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Posted: 22 March 2013 04:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 89 ]
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Dartanbeck - 22 March 2013 01:53 PM

I kinda figured that from looking. But I really appreciate the link. Now can we get a new Mulberry render? SciFi, Fantasy, Real Life… I don’t care… take your pick…
But Koukotsu, you are THE Mulberry renderer… you really are!
Please!!!!  smile

I’m working on it, but my most recent faery render was an absolute disaster though. red face

It turns out particle emitters and parented objects don’t transfer from the object browser very well, lol.

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Posted: 22 March 2013 07:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 90 ]
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Ouch! Sorry to hear. No rush… I’m just anxious, is all. I enjoy all of your renders. That V4 character is so darling I could swear she’s related, somehow, to your precious Mulberry. She wouldn’t happen to have a Thorne or Sarsa custom face, would she?

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