Sunday, January 11, 2015

Teil 9 - Erstellung eines 3D-Modells für Computerspiele - Thema: "Fantasy-Waffe"

Hallo Tutorial-Freunde.

Hier ist auch schon die deutsche Version des 9. Teils meiner Tutorialserie, in der man lernt, wie eine Fantasy-Waffe für Computerspiele in 3D-Coat erstellt wird.

Heute erkläre ich Euch, wie man Normalmaps aus dem hochaufgelösten Modell in das zuvor erstellte Retopo-Modell überträgt.

Viel Spaß beim Schauen!
Eurer Chris


Part 9 (English) - How to create a 3D model for video games - Topic: Fantasy weapon

Hello friends.

A new day a new tutorial episode how to create a fantasy weapon in 3D-Coat.

In this episode you will leran how to bake the normalmaps into the low poly mesh, that will be used for painting textures later.

In this part I explain the baking settings and give you some tips.

In the next episode I will start to bring color into our model. The texture painting will begin.

Thank you for watching!

--- For the german audience:

Hallo Freunde.

Diesmal ist es die englische Version, die zuerst kommt. Aber die Deutsche ist schon in Vorbereitung. Habt also ein wenig Geduld.

Danke für's Schauen
Chris


Friday, January 9, 2015

Part 8 (English) - How to create a 3D model for video games - Topic: Fantasy weapon

Hello friends.

Here is my newest tutorial episode how to create a fantasy weapon for videogames in 3D-Coat.

In this episode I explain how to set the uv information inside the retopo room for later texture painting and normalmap calculation.

In the next episode we will start the texture part. I will explain how to bake the highpoly normalmaps to our model.

Thank you for watching
Chris

PS: Please have some patience. YouTube needs a bit to publish all video resolutions... :)


3D-Coat - Update 4.5 BETA5

Fixes

  • Fixed crash in pose tool
  • Fixed crash in fill tool
  • Snake tool fixed
  • Fixed problem with sliders numerical input in Layer blending palette

New

  • GL version works!

Improvements

  • Panoramas updated
  • Different small stuff like default hotkeys
Click here for download: Current 3D-Coat beta...
Infos about using 3D-Coat beta versions:
  • 3D-Coat beta versions can be used by registered users only. You have to register the current release to be able to use the current beta.
  • You are invited to test and use the new beta version while the whole developing process until the official release.
  • The permission to use the beta ends at the final release date. In this case you are able to buy the new release.
  • Beta versions are NOT final releases! Be careful using them for your projects.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

UDIM UV mapping Article by Mike Seymour at fxguide

Hi friends.

There is a very nice article about the UDIM UV mapping method written by Mike Seymour. Mike starts with a describtion about Ptex and it's characteristics. Later then you will learn how UDIM works and where it was used the first time.

UDIM was invented by Richard Addison-Wood who is a software developer at Weta Digital.

Here is the complete article: http://www.fxguide.com/featured/udim-uv-mapping/

Have fun
Chris