So I finished my first sculp. What an enjoyable process. I also brought out my Christmas present to use for the first time: My XP Pen tablet (not screened). As I got used to it I had a nice work flow going.
I figured out a good setup for it so that I could twirl the camera around simply with my stylus controls- then implemented a few more useful buttons on my tablet.
That being said I learned some very good things:
- Please set a constant amount of pixels:
Why? My model looked great with one caveat- lots and lots of detail. I decimated it some, but not without some artifact that I had to go in and clean up. If you do not do this, later procedures, like texture painting, could become an issue- a very, very, slow one…
Little Tricks dealing with unwanted blotches
In the midst of sculpting I began to see strange happenstances happening all over. I learned how to deal with them, and how not to deal with them. Like an uncontrolled smooth or sculpt will take care of the problem, but only by adding too many vertexes if you have not controlled them. Otherwise they can be useful. But some pesky ones required some surgery and vertex manipulation.
- Texture Painting:
I learned how to do some basic texture painting from a very lively German [?], fella- his accent and foreign gestures alone made the video worth watching.
If you are interested, you can find it here: Texture Painting In Blender
Works well, but it is better if you don’t have to in the first place. Otherwise you may get some strange geometric things happening.
I also had some strange things going on:
- While I was painting, I would paint one part, and then another part would fill in. The Biggest example is that the black stripes on my spider were not on purpose. I was painting a leg and then BOOM, stripes. It actually improved my model so I kept it. I looked at my UV’s and there were some strange designs popping up. Any Idea what was going on ?
- Is it possible to combine Texture paint with texture nodes?
I also learned how to save the texture paint- only after have lost all that I did below… oh well. Only 3 or 4 hours of experimenting lost to the abyss…
I moved my model around and suddenly the texture disappeared. Should Have known better.
Hope You enjoy: