Good, free 3d paint application - Suggestions?

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Re: Good, free 3d paint application - Suggestions?

Post by pugman 1 » 14 Feb 2016, 10:18

Blender is actualy quite easy .you dont need keyboard shortcuts if you dont want .every tool can be used with a mouse or pen
zbrush is the perfect for the job but you have the one time payment ,after allways updated for free .
mudbox is also a good app now online you pay mounthly as you yuse it . sorry theese arnt free but they are the best you can get.
with blender just youtube what you need to know you wil lern quick..

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Re: Good, free 3d paint application - Suggestions?

Post by Finis » 14 Feb 2016, 16:09

Glad to hear that Pugman1. A bit more of getting my real world things in order and I'll have time to learn it. I'd forgotten to take advice from the strong. We live in a world of people who expect everything for free and believe everything can be easy. Advice from someone who, win or lose, fought well is valuable.

Blender might be good for me. I like using menus, control panels, and icons with the mouse more than shortcuts for most things. Mudbox! I just saw video of its retopo tool. Cool!
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Re: Good, free 3d paint application - Suggestions?

Post by Draise » 14 Feb 2016, 17:58

I use texture painting in Blender. Free.

The only hard part is making a texture to paint on. But once you do, it is easy. With the texture layers addon (already included) that too becomes easy.

1. Create and assign texture to a material on a UV'd object
2. Put in the right display mode (to see it) with a light (optional)
3. Switch to paint mode
4. Paint with the brushes they have

Learn more with many good 10 to 30 minute tutorials on youtube. I can paint up to 500k polygons ok with 2k textures ok on my I7. 4k is manageable.

Key topics to streamline your painting experience:
Fall off settings
Texture brushes and settings (and how to make new brushes)
Projection space settings
Quick overview
Texture layers and texture management

The rest is secondary.

3D coat is my personal favorite but I don't own a license. Not free.

I hear great things with Substance Painter. Highly recommended. Not free.

Mari by the Foundry is the most professional one out there that you can get. Not free.

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Re: Good, free 3d paint application - Suggestions?

Post by bitkar » 15 Feb 2016, 09:37

SnapperTrx wrote:
Finis wrote:What about Blender? Does it have texture painting ability?
Ha ha! I have heard they are very good, but the idea of trying to learn anything in Blender is overwhelming and also downright irritating after using TS. TS is like a Lamborghini with a steering wheel, motor, brake/gas pedals and a stick for shifting. Power in well thought out and easy to use form. Blender looks like trying to run the Starship Enterprise by yourself. I could probably be done, but you would have to learn a heck of a lot of stuff and go back and forth a lot.
I can sign below those words :D
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Re: Good, free 3d paint application - Suggestions?

Post by pugman 1 » 15 Feb 2016, 10:24

I also thought that about blender but if you want to learn you will .
here is a cycles blender reel .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDRTjzLNK0g" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.
I find it strange that so many maya users are moving over to blender .
it can do what maya can do just learn

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Re: Good, free 3d paint application - Suggestions?

Post by Finis » 17 Feb 2016, 06:26

SnapperTrx did Sculptris work out?
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Re: Good, free 3d paint application - Suggestions?

Post by BNG » 17 Feb 2016, 15:58

Have you tried linking TS to your favorite paint program? I've done this exporting a UV map to MS paint. Once you paint and save the map in the paint program TS applies the mapped texture to the model directly in TS.

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Post by BNG » 17 Feb 2016, 15:58

Have you tried linking TS to your favorite paint program? I've done this exporting a UV map to MS paint. Once you paint and save the map in the paint program TS applies the mapped texture to the model directly in TS.

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Re: Good, free 3d paint application - Suggestions?

Post by Finis » 29 Feb 2016, 00:02

Did you find a program that works for you?
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