Thursday
Sep062012

Photosculpt vs Photobump from Cryengine asset developpement

Very interresting experience from an artist previously working 4 years at Crytek. I didn't knew they had such tools, very comparable to Photosculpt's first prototypes:

"Photobump (http://freesdk.crydev.net/display/SDKDOC3/Photobump) is quite an old tool, and I think it's almost forgotten, which is a pity, since I believe this approach to creating normal maps (and the more edittable height maps) is priceless and can be an incredible asset for every game artist. It was made as a pet project by one of the principle coders in Crytek during the development of the original Crysis, and I don't think there's been a version update in the last 5-6 years. It's interface is crude and the tool works quite slowly and is not super stable. But it produces great results (when it doesn't crash :) - very close to the original photos. Tomorrow I can make some comparison shots of low poly geometry rendered realtime with normal maps created by both tools, if you find this helpful.

Here's Photobump's user manual: http://freesdk.crydev.net/display/SDKDOC3/Photobump+User+ManualIt can probably answer some of your more technical questions"

Thursday
Sep062012

New Photosculpt Monthly Challenges : Win Photosculpt licences

Follow this link to read about the new Photosculpt Monthly Challenges comming up this next months.

You may win a full individual new license of the software Photosculpt 2

Best

Thursday
Jan122012

Sculpteo Rapid Prototyping Services

I've been using a lot of different types of rapid prototyping and/or CNC machining in the last 10 years. The technology is improving fast and I love this.

Sculpteo.com can read stl and obj and make 3D printed models of them. If you haven't done this before. The creative possibilities with Photosculpt and other software (try Sculptris it's great and free, I love it) are endless. I'm wondering right now what a Photosculpt seamless 3D motif or 3D texture repeated over and over look like in reality? Architects I'm sure will like it ...

Click on the image to access their great gallery

Sculpteo, and your 3D design turns into reality with 3D printing

Friday
Dec092011

New Winners of the Photosculpt Monthly Challenge

Winning entry of Graheme Scott (www.3dtreehouse.com) for the fearsome dragon cave call of November 2011. he's using Brice 7 Pro.

Winning entry of Mark Wardle for the celtic art call of October 2011. Rendered with Vue

Bravo Mark and Graheme, you both have won an individual license of Photosculpt Textures V2! (value Eur 139)

You too can win a copy of Photosculpt V2 every month. Click the "enter the challenge" button for more info.

Friday
Dec092011

New Free Stereo Photo Sample Gallery 

This free Stereo Photo sample gallery (about 60 photos, 2048px) can be used to try with your Photosculpt software demo or pay version. Create your own 3D models or seamless tileable textures today. It's easy, fast and fun with Photosculpt!