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by Simon
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Dr Livingstone I presume.
Replies: 1
Views: 992

Re: Dr Livingstone I presume.

It's quite an art working with very low poly and seeing what you can make with just a handful of tris. I quite like artificial restrictions like this - like using a restricted palette in painting - forces you to see things differently.
by Simon
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Curvy 3D New Features
Topic: Better Bumpmaps
Replies: 1
Views: 870

Better Bumpmaps

If you load an image from a Z-Depth screenshot you usually see nasty artefacts in smooth areas from the greyscale levels stepping. I've added a better Bumpmap to Normalmap convertor that creates a smooth result in gently changing areas and a sharp result in more finely detailed areas. The stepping e...
by Simon
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Curvy 3D New Features
Topic: Dynamic Lighting
Replies: 8
Views: 4001

Re: Dynamic Lighting

Finished the Light Rig creator UI (Screenshot on Patreon). Now I'm moving onto the Materials creation UI. I tried out some complex material shaders, but I think plain old bumpmaps are the best option - but I'm adding an auto UV mode so you can sculpt without texture stretching without needing to unw...
by Simon
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Curvy 3D New Features
Topic: Multi Dynamic Trim Curves for Sculpting
Replies: 3
Views: 1284

Re: Multi Dynamic Trim Curves for Sculpting

My main focus at the moment is on getting the materials finished - but as soon as it is stable again I'll ship a Beta.
by Simon
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Curvy 3D New Features
Topic: Multi Dynamic Trim Curves for Sculpting
Replies: 3
Views: 1284

Multi Dynamic Trim Curves for Sculpting

Taking a brief break from Materials to add a new sculpting tool:
Tech Demo Video of new Trim Sculpting
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by Simon
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Curvy 3D New Features
Topic: Dynamic Materials
Replies: 3
Views: 1213

Re: Dynamic Materials

I'm pretty happy with the underlying tech for Materials. Now I'm concentrating on making the UI easier to use for the 5 beta.
by Simon
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Curvy 3D New Features
Topic: Dynamic Materials
Replies: 3
Views: 1213

Re: Dynamic Materials

Making some non-realistic lighting and material sets in different styles. I like the soft lighting one, am working on some gentle soft shadows and reflected colours (Global Illumination style) to go with that look. Note: these are presentation styles, you can swap the whole scene to a generic brown ...
by Simon
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does it still support Dogwaffle / PD Howler or Artist?
Replies: 6
Views: 1937

Re: Does it still support Dogwaffle / PD Howler or Artist?

Ineresting to see the Howler/Artist split, do you know roughly the ratio of people using each? Interested as Curvy now has it's own little sibling in production.
by Simon
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Curvy 3D New Features
Topic: Material Layers
Replies: 1
Views: 846

Material Layers

For more advanced effects you can layer one material on top of another, like this auto paint (don't know the technical name)

You can see the layers I used on the left, a metallic sparkly/rough layer underneath, and a gloss coat on top.
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by Simon
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does it still support Dogwaffle / PD Howler or Artist?
Replies: 6
Views: 1937

Re: Does it still support Dogwaffle / PD Howler or Artist?

Sounds like development is going well on PD.
by Simon
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does it still support Dogwaffle / PD Howler or Artist?
Replies: 6
Views: 1937

Re: Does it still support Dogwaffle / PD Howler or Artist?

I tried the Dogwaffle interface in 4 and it seems the connecting code has got out of date - some, but not all the functions worked. I'll need to get a new copy of Dogwaffle and the API to get it working again.
by Simon
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advertising on Curvy3D.com
Replies: 1
Views: 991

Advertising on Curvy3D.com

If you have any questions please use the contact page on Curvy3D.com
https://www.curvy3d.com/contact.html

But in short - I do not want to put adverts on this site, other sites, or do any kind of link sharing :D
by Simon
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Curvy 3D New Features
Topic: Material Blending
Replies: 2
Views: 1032

Re: Material Blending

If you use a ready made material you just paint over the model.

Making materials from scratch is a matter of selecting a couple of textures and a few sliders.
by Simon
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Curvy 3D New Features
Topic: Material Blending
Replies: 2
Views: 1032

Material Blending

A closer look at material blending in 5. Each material uses a different blend texture to mix it into the next, letting you make worn, stripy or spotty transitions easily.
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by Simon
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Curvy 3D New Features
Topic: Dynamic Materials
Replies: 3
Views: 1213

Dynamic Materials

Working towards a simple 2 step process - pick a Light Rig for all objects, then Pick Materials per object. If is simple to adjust materials, and a bit harder to create Light Rigs from scratch - which I think is OK as you make lots of materials for each Light Rig you need. It is easy to store and sh...