Sunday
Oct302011

Photosculpt Textures 2 is out!

And it's an amazing release! A lot more faster, more precise, more productive than v1. I hope you'll like it as much as I do!

 

 

What is this?

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  • Photosculpt Textures is a new innovative software that creates photorealistic 3D objects or 3D textures from two photos.
  • Its key feature is its binocular vision algorithm. This feature extracts superb depth detail automatically and easily.

If you haven't tried v1 yet, then v2 is definitely worth a try now as it's more fun than ever!

Download the 30 day trial now and start creating 3D objects or seamless tileable 3D textures now using either the included 10 photo samples or the new 30+ hi-res photo sample gallery now available on our web site.

This new update is a must-have upgrade for current users and an essential creative tool for any 3D artist!

New features:

  1. About twice faster sculpting
  2. Fully multithreaded
  3. Perspective corrected 3D models
  4. Invisible seamless tiling of 3D textures (beta *)
  5. 2 lasso crop tools
  6. 2 batch tools to process all photos in a directory in one command (beta *)
  7. .PLY export a sculpt-ready color 3D format
  8. Better photo matching editor for less optimal shooting conditions (beta *)
  9. EXIF autorotate of photos (only available for compliant cameras)
  10. Self calibration that uses EXIF focal length (only available for compliant cameras)
  11. 20 new command line options (interfacing with Photoshop, 3DS Max …)
  12. 100% Aero interface
  13. A prototype mode that uses 3 photos instead of 2 (alpha *)
  14. Plenty of other enhancements (Standalone installer, bug fixes, reduced memory consumption, faster interface, faster boot time, faster 2D-3D switching)

Click here to read the change log

*: alpha and beta features are located in the menu/?/Laboratory section and are not available in the demo version of the software

What hasn't changed:

  1. Familiarizing with the software is simple and quick
  2. You don't need any complicated camera setup nor calibration
  3. Highest resolution output, same as the source image
  4. Shooting 2 photos is the best way to capture all depth detail of your subject
  5. Instantly tileable textures in one click

Pricing and availability

Photosculpt Textures 2 is available now.

This is a paid upgrade for current license holders.

If you would like to try Photosculpt out before purchasing, follow the link below to download our 30-day trial.

Purchasing a new license or an upgrade for v2 entitles you to receive all point releases of that version for free.

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Sunday
Sep182011

FREE 2048x2048px 3D Textures for Download

New seamless tileable textures for FREE download:

  • Size: 2048x2048px
  • File format: jpg
  • Automatically created with our Photosculpt textures software
  • Comes with 5 maps, diffuse, normal, displacement, specular and ambient occlusion + 1 preview
  • Highest quality standard of depth extraction from 2 photo sources instead of just one photo. Only Photosculpt can deliver this quality!
  • Value: Eur 9.99 per texture, now for free

Click on the icon below to browse individual textures images now.Below some of the hi-res preview images: more to come soon!

Saturday
Sep172011

Upcomming Flash 11 to Increase Performance of the Photosculpt Viewer

Good new concening the open source Photosculpt viewer seen on my front page. It will soon get a huge performance boost.

It's author, Jozef Chúťka, has already prepared the code using the new 3D API of the beta version of the upcomming Adobe Flash 11 Molehill. Impressive!

Want to see it for yourself? Here is the link below:

http://blog.yoz.sk/2011/03/125000-triangles-and-still-smooth/

The images he used were created with Photoscuplt Textures.

Hoping you'll like it?

Friday
Sep092011

View your 3D Artworks within Acrobat Reader

Click to download and animate the 3D interactive PDF file

Very interresting news from Mr Moshe Caine, department head at the faculty of Interactive Communication at the Hadassah Academic College, Jerusalem.

He shared with me this Acrobat PDF file that he created/converted from a Photosculpt .obj 3D model of his own.

I'm really excited too to see how easy it is now to share interactive 3D objects, even large ones !

Click on the image to download the file. (4.9Mb, Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.1 required, creative content is copyright Moshe Caine 2011)

Thank you Moshe for sharing this! I'm always amazed to learn new uses for Photosculpt 3D objects. I'll now investigate more of this in the future. I think it could ultimately lead to new functionalities for Photosculpt in the future?

Moshe said:

[...]I am sending you an example file of aPhotoSculpt image which I have converted to an interactive animated Acrobat PDF file.

As I mentioned, I think this has great potential for display purposes, for commercial and academic presentations, for online and no doubt soon for tablet displays.

[...] I ultimately chose the OBJ file which I converted to an interactive PDF using SimLab Composer software.  http://www.simlab-soft.com/3d-products/simlab-composer-main.aspx

[...] Acrobat pro does not actually create a 3d file, however it can import and embed one. The format is U3D (universal 3D). Actually, despite Adobe's efforts, the format is not as universal as they would like. There are not all that many programs that save in U3D. I use three primary tools:

1. Mesh lab - a free 3d package which is quite good.

2. Deep Exploration, by Right Hemisphere. An excellent 3d conversion, optimization, etc tool. However quite expensive.

3. Simlab Composer, which I discovered lately. Very good. Both conversion and some basic interactive components built in.

 

Friday
Sep092011

Win an Individual License of Photoscuplt every Month!

The themes for the next Photosculpt Challenges this year have now been decided.

  • glass sculptures

  • ancient celtic artworks

  • fearsome dragon cave

  • my paradise island

You can now dowload your 30-day trial of Photosculpt Texture software, get creative and eventually convert your trial software into a full individual license! (value Eur 99)

Good luck!

Hippolyte from Photosculpt.net