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Thread: A free (and awesome) 3D tool : Sculptris

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    Default A free (and awesome) 3D tool : Sculptris

    For all the mapmakers out there who work in the third-D, Pixologic, the makers of Zbrush, have just released a free alpha version of a really intuitive 3D model sculpting program. I'd really recommend it!

    Here is a sample of someone doing terrain in the program: http://vimeo.com/12825571

    http://www.sculptris.com/

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    very nice... looked very "drawish", which I like - but there was also no doubt about the guy knowing exactly what he was doing ... could be fun trying it, I like the idea of working with 3D like with clay
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    Yep, it is very similar to Zbrush (one of the big, industry-leading 3D sculpting tools) in that it feels like working with a solid hunk of material (clay), but Zbrush has a disconcerting number of options, bells whistles, doohickeys... This one just has a small number of tools that are pretty flexible. I downloaded it and whipped something up really quick--it is pretty much as easy as it looks, and intuitive (which is really important for someone as thick as me.)

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    i'm with you on that one ... although i do love many options, I prefer if I'm able to start out with only a few - an preferably without reading a manual
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    hmmmm... they don't mention requirements for the program ... and being on a mac - I'd love to see a version for that
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    very interesting, i have Sculptris installed for some time, but never thought about making terrain models with it (my mind-set was it being usefull only a character-design).. must give that a try. cheers!
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    I think I was underwhelmed by a much earlier version of this, but I'll have a look next time I boot Windows.

    I love virtual clay, but I haven't had much luck finding free apps that work for me. This may be for the same reason that I can't get anything useful done with real clay either. For some reason, these programs require artistry.

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    We have had two threads about this app before. It was pretty cool when I tried it out last time. I cant really understand why its being bought by zbrush other than to eventually deprecate it out of the way... any other ideas about that ?

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    WOW I went and downloaded this and am pretty amazed.. Now I spent about 3 minutes just fooling around and came up with this... I can see me having a LATE night getting the hang of it..

    A free (and awesome) 3D tool : Sculptris-green-thing.jpg
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