Sculptris a work-in-progress sculpting tool

Started by Kadri, March 14, 2010, 07:40:28 pm

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Kadri

March 14, 2010, 07:40:28 pm Last Edit: July 26, 2010, 07:18:31 pm by Kadri
"This is a work-in-progress sculpting tool that I've been developing since early December 2009.
Its main feature is dynamic mesh tesselation that will provide additional detail where necessary, without the user needing to worry about it.

I've released an alpha version that is available for anyone who wants to try it out.
Be aware that it's an early build though, and it is known to crash and misbehave occasionally. Save your work often to avoid getting burned."


http://www.drpetter.se/project_sculpt.html

It is a nice software very easy to use . You can make anything you want in a more organic way . For now free to use.
I searched the forum but didn't find a post about it. I thought i posted about this earlier...didn't i ?  

If i did , i will change this topic to about anything with amnesia  ;D

And guys please don't forget this is an Alpha built ! Be careful !

Kadri.

Kadri


The version 1.0 was released ...

Updated to v1.01 which should fix a few issues.

http://www.sculptris.com/download.html

In the Newtek forums they say there are still some little issues .
I didn't tried this new version.


latego

And... most incredible news... Pixologic, the firm which had a lot to loose from this program, "buys" it...  ;D. A couple of only-for-show updates and then the oblivion.

B.t.w., it is a not bad business plan: create a program which is a deadly menace to a big commercial product, scare enough those people and then "sell" them the rights to the code, sign a non-compete agreement and cash in your 7-digit (in dollars) check. Really not bad. Usually it is called blackmail ;D

Kadri

Quote from: latego on July 25, 2010, 03:19:49 am
And... most incredible news... Pixologic, the firm which had a lot to loose from this program,
"buys" it...  ;D. A couple of only-for-show updates and then the oblivion.
B.t.w., it is a not bad business plan: create a program which is a deadly menace to a big commercial product,
scare enough those people and then "sell" them the rights to the code, sign a non-compete agreement
and cash in your 7-digit (in dollars) check. Really not bad. Usually it is called blackmail ;D


The other parts may be true too , Latego but this will what definitively happen "A couple of only-for-show updates and then the oblivion."  :)
I tried Zbrush a couple of times but couldn't stand the interface and so... Blender 1 and Zbrush 2... 2 software i hate to use and don't want to use...
This little program was so easy to use and understand...Sad! At least we have the Alpha!

latego

Another example was a program called Moonlight3D. It was a almost pixel-per-pixel clone of Lightwave. It was nearing the point of being usable and then... the developer went MIA. After about 18 months of silence, the web site disappeared. I assume that somebody got richer in the process.

Seth



latego

If I remember well, it's the work of a guy who restarted development, switching from C++ to Java. One-man-operation, going fast nowhere [shaking head icon here].


Zairyn Arsyn

great software... i should have more time to mess around with it later.. could come in handy for some projects.  :)
i like that you can import obj files.
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Walli

actualy I am happy that Pixologic bought him and the software and not Autodesk ;-)

It might well be that Pixologic somewhen stops sculptris. But the important thing is hat they hired the person behind sculptris, so I think the technology will "survive".
Apart from that Pixologic has been one of the most generous companies out there - I bought ZBrush 1.5 many years ago and since then ALL updates have been free of charge. And it was said that even ZBrush4 update will be free.

rcallicotte

zBrush is plain awesome.  Pixologic deserves all the kudos possible.  I love their product.
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Henry Blewer

I have only been messing with this for about three hours. I am amazed at how easy the modeling is.

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