3D-Coat is the one application that has all the tools you need to take your 3D idea from a block of digital clay all the way to a production.
User reviews: Positive (27 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 2, 2012
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This version contains the ultimate set of 3D-Coat tools and features. By purchasing this license you receive the rights to use 3D-Coat commercially. Owners of 3D-Coat on Steam will receive an additional 28% discount when upgrading to Professional. Log in to see this offer.

 

TF2 Workshop Support



Your 3D models can be auto-compiled directly to the Team Fortress 2 Workshop from within 3D Coat!

About This Software

3D-Coat is the one application that has all the tools you need to take your 3D idea from a block of digital clay all the way to a production ready, fully textured organic or hard surface model.

Key Features


  • Live Clay released! We are glad to finally release long-awaited "dynamic tessellation" Live Clay sculpting tools. With Live Clay you won't bother anymore about resolution of your entire object, as now you'll have desired level of details only where you need it!
  • Interface revised! New style. New Iconic look. New Start Dialog. New shaders preview, and more.
  • Speed increased everywhere 3 to 10x. This is mostly related to Win version, Mac and Linux versions got speedup too, but Win version speedup is especially impressive!
  • Painting emissive and colored specular introduced
  • Painting over voxels/vertex painting introduced
  • Possibility to retopo big meshes 10-50M and more
  • Dozens of new tools and options
  • New Spline drawing mode
  • Major update of texture baking functions
  • High-speed boolean operations in surface mode, hardsurface modeling with sharp edges
  • Special tools for Product/Prototype modeling
  • Overall speed, quality, and stability improved!
  • Scripting via "C++ like" – Angelscript

3D-Coat Basic version vs. the Professional version

3D-Coat
  • No commercial usage, but you may earn money from TF2 and DOTA 2 items.
  • Textures size to export is limited to 2048x2048
  • Limited to 7 layers
3D-Coat Professional
  • The ultimate set of 3D-Coat tools and features.
  • Rights to use 3D-Coat commercially.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz or better
    • Memory: 512Mb or better
    • Hard Disk Space: 1GB
    • Video Card: 9600/Nvidia 5600 128Mb or better
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
143.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Fantastic program at an accessible price for anyone looking to get in to modeling/sculpting or veterans looking to try something new. Even tho I've only used a hand full of features so far, this program has a lot of potential and an intuitive interface. Offers the possibility to do an entire project without the need of another software.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Reason for purchase: To aid in making CS:GO skins.
Right.... after using the full trial and then buying the product, heres what ive scraped up.

Pros:

I only use this to make csgo skins, its done with ease
The price for what your getting is much cheaper comparing to major studios.
F**kin fantastic UI.

Cons:

Regular crashes when importing 'Zlayers' back from photoshop
Odd occasions the full UV texture doesnt show up
When importing the UV back into 3d-coat, it uses mass amounts of memory.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
21.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
once you get use to it it is the best steam has to offer when it comes to making something that is yours not a repoduction or hybrid of other prefab stuff I really starting to become dependent of it.

If you dont have it you are missing out.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
This software is recommend for those who has no experience with 3D modeling. For them it is really an easy-to-use-tool.
I worked in the past with 3D Studio Max and I hoped this software was also alike, but I was wrong... This is only for the modeling purposes, not for animation etc. For that you need other software, if I understood it well.
Nevertheless I am still positive because of the user friendliness and getting fast any result from scratch.
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37 of 39 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
64.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
Does everything that ZBrush does. Except,

-It's 10x simpler (usability as well as navigation)
-It's only ~70€
-AUTOPO Retopology algorythm is superior to ZBrush's ZRemesher, hands down
-Voxels for sculpting, no confusing 'in-between-polymeshes'
-Hard-surface sculpting for solid objects
-Automatic UV-mapping (comes with tools to do it manually if one wishes to)
-Textures can be applied directly on top of the (sculpted or retopoed) model, instead of hassling with UV-maps in Photoshop
-Textures, normals, bump-maps and specular-maps can be literally painted on top of the retopo-model, along with any other details, without the need to edit/convert texture files in Photoshop
-Exports all the mentioned map-files automatically with the model (.obj, .fbx. etc.)
-Compatible with Blender by default
-Constantly updated
-Standard non-professional version comes with additional license for selling self-made items in Team Fortress 2 and DOTA2
-Includes presets for TF2 characters for item creation

Only downside that comes to mind is, that even though this works on all platforms , they all require a separate license. Win-to-Mac or Win-to-Linux dual-licenses costs less if you own a license however.
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