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New to Curvy 3D

Postby thimblefolio » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:56 pm

Hello, I tried the demo for Curvy 3D a few days ago and was really impressed with the software. I've been learning 3D for around 2 years so I have basics of Blender and I own 3D Coat, but your drawing with curves and inflate image to heightmap features intrigued me. I really like the workflow of drawing shapes using reference images after initially trying software like Smoothie 3D and Archipelis Designer. Those software have limitations that are frustrating at times though and haven't been updated in ages, so i thought I'd give Curvy 3D a go. The sketching in 3D approach really appeals to me as I come from a 2D art background.
I just wanted to ask a few questions please:

1: the demo doesn't seem to support pressure sensitivity with my Ugee 2150 tablet- is this because it doesn't have that feature in the software?
2: Are you still working on the inflate image to mesh feature? I really like that feature, but it would be nice to have an option to define an alternate back face image like I can in 3D Coat as well. No problem if not though, your method worked much better than in 3D Coat. I made a mesh using that feature and then applied textures and rendered it in Blender.
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Thanks.
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Re: New to Curvy 3D

Postby Simon » Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:24 pm

That's a lovely door design. It wouldn't be much trouble to allow a different image for back face of a model - I'll take a look.

Graphics Tablet pressure is currently unsupported. I tried adding it in the past but it didn't play well with the on screen controls.
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Re: New to Curvy 3D

Postby thimblefolio » Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:09 pm

Thanks that would be super if you could do that one day. No problem about the pressure on the tablet I can live without it. Plan to use Curvy to help make base meshes with 3D Coat anyway so it isn't an issue, I just wanted to check in case it was my tablet or something. I'll be purchasing a copy of this wonderful program soon, I really like it, keep up the good work! :D
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Re: New to Curvy 3D

Postby Simon » Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:39 pm

Hi, I've added a separate back face image to Image Inflate, it will be in the next update.

You can also use this to add a flat backing to your inflated object by using a simple solid black image on the rear side.
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Re: New to Curvy 3D

Postby thimblefolio » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:51 am

Thanks those features will be really useful :-)
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Re: New to Curvy 3D

Postby mykyl » Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:02 pm

I love that door you have created.
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Re: New to Curvy 3D

Postby thimblefolio » Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:56 pm

Thanks :-) I made a video of the progress as well if you want to see: https://youtu.be/msGQJR3hWqE
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Re: New to Curvy 3D

Postby Simon » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:55 pm

Thanks for the video - it's great to see all those apps working well together and an excellent result that really shows off the original door design well.
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Re: New to Curvy 3D

Postby mykyl » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:56 pm

I agree.Thank you for the video. Good to see the workflow of others.
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