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Offline René

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Sculpting?
« on: February 14, 2017, 08:01:09 AM »
I wonder if it would be possible to add (basic) sculpting to Terragen. The reason I ask is because I often feel the need to correct mistakes. I currently use the painted shader but that is cumbersome and far from intuitive. Sculpting would also be useful if you have to work from a sketch or art direction.

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Re: Sculpting?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2017, 06:28:18 PM »
Yes, and we have some ideas how we're going to do this :)

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Re: Sculpting?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2017, 09:06:17 PM »
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Re: Sculpting?
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2017, 05:57:59 AM »
Yes, lateral sculpting without the use of expensive computes!  :P
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Re: Sculpting?
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2017, 06:43:24 AM »
A sculpting tool would be great as this would be most welcoming and hopefully stable and smooth, even on very large areas. Terragen Classic has such a feature so why not an update in 3D.
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Re: Sculpting?
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2017, 08:22:17 AM »
This would be an awesome addition to TG's toolbox.

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Re: Sculpting?
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2017, 08:52:07 AM »
All in all good news and I'm glad I'm not the only one who has sculpting on his/her wish list, wich brings me to the enevitable question: any idea when we can expect this addition. :) ;)

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Re: Sculpting?
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2017, 04:52:17 PM »
While your adding a sculpter you can also add a Sketch-Up like modeler in there. I think that would be a good idea, if you haven't thought of this already ;- )

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Re: Sculpting?
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2017, 05:22:24 PM »
While your adding a sculpter you can also add a Sketch-Up like modeler in there. I think that would be a good idea, if you haven't thought of this already ;- )

not familiar with Sketchup but a Wings3D type box modeler would be a very powerful addition. Yeaeaaah to the sculpting !
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Re: Sculpting?
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2017, 09:54:09 PM »
Sketch-Up is very easy to use, at least in my own experience. I started making use of it in a matter of minutes. In the case of Wings 3D, I am perplexed.

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Re: Sculpting?
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2017, 10:42:02 PM »
wich brings me to the enevitable question: any idea when we can expect this addition. :) ;)

I cannot answer that yet ;)
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Re: Sculpting?
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2017, 01:13:46 AM »
Sketch-Up is very easy to use, at least in my own experience. I started making use of it in a matter of minutes. In the case of Wings 3D, I am perplexed.

does sketch up output .obj...when I tried it it was only skp and something else. granted it was brand new then and I was too busy to do 3D pre retirement as much as now. is it a free program?
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Re: Sculpting?
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2017, 02:50:19 AM »
Sketch-Up is very easy to use, at least in my own experience. I started making use of it in a matter of minutes. In the case of Wings 3D, I am perplexed.

does sketch up output .obj...when I tried it it was only skp and something else. granted it was brand new then and I was too busy to do 3D pre retirement as much as now. is it a free program?

I believe they have a free version, but that it is the paid one that will export .obj's, if memory serves.
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Re: Sculpting?
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2017, 02:58:26 AM »
Sketch-Up is very easy to use, at least in my own experience. I started making use of it in a matter of minutes. In the case of Wings 3D, I am perplexed.

does sketch up output .obj...when I tried it it was only skp and something else. granted it was brand new then and I was too busy to do 3D pre retirement as much as now. is it a free program?

I believe they have a free version, but that it is the paid one that will export .obj's, if memory serves.

Yeah, I'm thinking that's what put me off it...there's quite a library there though if you've no  talent at all at modeling so I guess it serves  the google people well enough.
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Re: Sculpting?
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2017, 05:08:19 AM »
There could be a plugin that allows exporting using other formats besides the default .skp file but do not quote me on that.

 

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