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Blender is looking great.  Someone could definitely leave C4D for a combo of Blender and Houdini.  Blender has one of the best render engines, plus tools like retopoflow, and grease pencil. 

 

This YanSculpts on Youtube is amazing at Blender sculpting.

 

https://youtu.be/xAnATxx4SgQ

 

C4D sculpting tools could be great if they would add dynamic meshing and some good retopo tools.  That is really all they would need to be on par with Blender sculpting.

 

On 9/23/2017 at 11:07 AM, regnas said:

Haha, Blender is amazing... They just screw it from the start when they choose to make the right click the default way to select things.

In C4D if you right click and hold you can select things.  I thought it was a nice feature.

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Here's what I'm working on in Blender at the moment. Have to say I'm warming to Blender but it's modelling tools are still away behind C4D and Modo. However it handles a lot of stacked modifiers (deformers) much better than either C4D or Modo. The model makes heavy use of the shrinkwrap modifier where you have a hidden high res mesh. Then on top of it you have your mesh that you cut holes out of. By shrinkwrapping the lower res sub-d mesh on to the high res mesh you maintain correct curvature, something you often lose when Sub-d modelling.

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@3DKiwi That looks brilliant. Is this based on that car tutorial?

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1 hour ago, hvanderwegen said:

@3DKiwi That looks brilliant. Is this based on that car tutorial?

Yes. Check out the promo video. Gotta love those materials!! Course cost $60 on Gumroad. Really enjoying it.

 

 

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6 hours ago, Fastbee said:

In C4D if you right click and hold you can select things.  I thought it was a nice feature.

Hmm, never heard of that.

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4 hours ago, regnas said:

Hmm, never heard of that.

Just tried it in component mode i.e. vertex, edge and polygon. You can select an element by holding the right mouse button down a bit. Not that useful I reckon. What would be more useful if things were like Modo where you select elements with the left mouse button as you do in C4D but right clicking defines where the modelling axis / action centre is.

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On 11/16/2018 at 5:50 PM, 3DKiwi said:

Here's what I'm working on in Blender at the moment. Have to say I'm warming to Blender but it's modelling tools are still away behind C4D and Modo. However it handles a lot of stacked modifiers (deformers) much better than either C4D or Modo. The model makes heavy use of the shrinkwrap modifier where you have a hidden high res mesh. Then on top of it you have your mesh that you cut holes out of. By shrinkwrapping the lower res sub-d mesh on to the high res mesh you maintain correct curvature, something you often lose when Sub-d modelling.

wip4.jpg

If you have the patience, it would be cool if you could do a review of Blender 2.8. 

 

I guess many like myself are thinking of switching (me possibly from Modo). 

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8 hours ago, MauricioPC said:

If you have the patience, it would be cool if you could do a review of Blender 2.8. 

 

I guess many like myself are thinking of switching (me possibly from Modo). 

I'm still using Blender 2.79 although I do have the Beta of 2.8 loaded. It's viewport display is much better than Modo's crappy "Advanced" display mode. Here's another screengrab of the Corvette. The tail is now finished. Just doing the wipers and then it's on to the wheels.

 

What I like about Blender is the sheer quantity of deformers you can apply to a model and not have your scene grind to a halt. It's modelling tools are okay but not as good as Modo or even C4D although you do get used to the way Blender does things plus often if you're missing a modelling tool there's a plugin that can do it. Plus there are some awesome modelling plugins that do stuff neither Modo or C4D can do.

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this is coming along really nicely Nigel.  I am starting  to get my head around Houdini's procedural modeling and am finding it the way to go I am really starting to like it.   Hard surface modeling tutorials are few because that is not Houdini's bread and butter but they are starting to take it a bit more serious. 

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