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| Is there any freeware-program that offers those features of "body paint II" of Maxon? ( www.maxon.net )|
Or do I have to write one? I am mainly looking for a tool that can stretch the Face aso. in a way like this:
| Terabit started work on one, I think. It wasn't very advanced, by his own admission, but it looked very promising.|
I don't think there's anything else as powerful as BodyPaint 2 though, even commercial.
| OUCH! That price hurts!|
This is not much better, but it's not a plugin and you get more:
ZBrush single-user-license: $399 (USD)
| BodyPaint is also available as a stand alone application, AFAIK, although as a plug-in it would improve workflow from within your own personal favorite 3D program. Plug-ins are available for Lightwave, 3D Studio, Maya and, of course, Maxon's own Cinema 4D. So if you own one of those programs you're all set :)|
Several movie studios use BodyPaint, so it must be pretty good!
You can download a demo of BodyPaint v2, as well as the base,XL and Studio versions of Cinema 4D R8 (which includes BodyPaint v2) at Maxon's website:
www.maxoncomputer.com (very impressive website, support and program!)
I only wish I had the $$$ to get the XL or Studio version :(
The base version is $595, or about $400 with their competitive upgrade...
I'm saving my pennies...
| Yes, the price is way too high for my budget. A lot of professional Character Designers use it. So let's see what Terabit will come up with.|
Ok, Body Paint has a ton of features. All I need is a good unwrapper that is Character-Design friendly. Stretching the Face this way makes a good Face mapping easy. I just think about it... Shouldn't be that hard. First split it in front and back, then simply spread the tris in x/y depending on their z-depth and offset from the center...maybe.
| I believe there's a program called Deep Paint that does this sort of thing. It might be a Max plugin, can't remember. |
| have you looked into lithunwrap... that is a pritty good free program or it was, slightly hard to use tho |
| Deep Paint is quite good, but also a heavyweight in terms of price! (Price: US $995 + shipping)|
As always when I get started on something I get snowed under with 'real' work.
My attempt at this functionality 'Tattoo' is not very advanced as yet, but as soon as I get a little time to spend on it, should get some nice features.
| jfk, what do you mean by "stretch the face"?, if you mean the small pic on the page, that's just cylindricaly mapped UVs, something which I thought was in every 3D programs UV/mapping toolkit.|
| TeraBit - Good Luck!|
Tom - do you really think it's only cylindrical Mapping? It seems to be something diffrene to me. At least it seems to me it isn't the same like in Lithunwrap. I could be wrong.
| Ultimate Unwrap3D (www.unwrap3D.com) is what I use. It's not free, but it is cheap and it has lots of very good UV mapping tools. It's not a paint prog though, so you'll need to use it in conjunction with one. |
| UU3D is the sequel of LithUnwrap. It is also the only tool that can Import B3D as well as export afaik. |
| Have you seen uPaint? it comes free on the third CD of Unreal Tournament. It looks really cool, although I only played with it for a bit. |