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.
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Positive (43 reviews) - 95% of the 43 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date: Oct 2, 2012

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July 23

3D-Coat 4.7 Released!

Pilgway Studio is glad to announce 3D-Coat 4.7 is officially released and available for download now!

  • Discover the New Physically Based Shader!
  • Smart Materials for sculpting shaders introduced;
  • Bake multiple maps now, including AO, SSS;
  • Pack multiple channels into one texture with the New Export Constructor! A bunch of presets for Game/Render engines available;
  • Enjoy Anti-aliased painting everywhere now, including Vertex Painting, PPP, MV and Ptex;
  • Take advantage of the New low-poly modeling Retopo Tools!
  • A New selection of Primitives Added: screws, spirals and more;
  • Export your models 3D-Print-ready now! (3D-Coat PRO only!).
Watch the 3D-Coat 4.7 features video below to discover the key new additions to the program:
Find the complete list of changes introduced in 3D-Coat V4.7 at the official website.

We hope you like the progress 3D-Coat has made lately.
Enjoy and have fun with your 3D designs!

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May 9

Big 3D-Coat Challenge Has Started!

Contest theme: Steampunk Vehicle

Show your best creativity to design a steampunk-themed image and win $1000 alongside a copy of 3D-Coat Professional as the top prize!

Sculpting or UV mapping and texturing of your model must be done in 3D-Coat. Rendering and post effects may be done in 3D-Coat or other applications of your choice. The model submitted needs to be the one never published (publicly shown) before.

Submit your creations by starting your own topic in this forum thread. Post your final image as well as screenshots of the work-in-progress assets with your comments in the topic created.

Prize pool:
  • 1st place - $1000 + 3D-Coat Professional
  • 2nd place - $500 + 3D-Coat Professional
  • 3rd place – 3D-Coat Professional

Contest timing: May 10 – July 10, 2016.

Follow the links below to find out more about the contest:

Good luck with the challenge!

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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 Educational version vs. the Professional version

  • 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
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57 of 65 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
58.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 27, 2014
If you're an amatuer, who knows nothing about 3D modeling, then this is the program for you.

It's pretty intuitive after watching a few tutorial videos from their Youtube channel; and playing around with it your self. At first it may feel like learning a new language, but eventually you'll be able to create things straight from your dreams. Just think of it like playing with clay, but virtually.
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46 of 59 people (78%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 5, 2014
Relatively powerful tool. The voxel painting it offers by far surpasses other programs of its type. It's a great tool and it's pretty fun to learn.
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33 of 38 people (87%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
138.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 15, 2014
3D coat is must have app for 3D modeling guys. now I can't UV unwrapping and retopologizing without this awesome tool. I saved a large amount of time on my workflow because of 3D coat.
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2,021.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Amazing piece of software, I mainly use it for 3d projection and texturing. Very intuitive, simple workflow that correlates well with any Photoshop package. I've put nearly 2000 hours into it and got way more than my moneys worth-It's one of those pieces of software I use daily while doing CSGO and Dota 2 workshop item production.

Incredibly powerful! Expanding into the baking software and modeling as we speak and it's pretty amazing how deep this program goes.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
111.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 23, 2014
Well worth the $79.99 purchase. The program works magnificently and brings voxels to a much more of a fun level and less complicated(at least for me). Still learning more about this software, but the Youtube tutorials always make the difference in helping you understand how these types of programs work by learning it from someone else's experience.

It even has an easy port option for Hat Simulator tw- I mean Team Fortress 2! Team Fortress 2 port ^________^

I would urge purchasing this earlier and at a sale ^_^
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
304.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2012
High quality software, as fun to use as it is powerful.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
407.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Brilliant modelling program. It is on par with Zbrush and the baking tools are incredible. Retopo tools are very much like Topogun, you can retopo your models quickly and efficiently. It is very easy to learn once you know the workflow which is pretty much standard.

PBR viewport which also has the same shading model as Unreal Engine 4 so what you see in 3D - Coat will be what you get in Unreal Engine 4 which really solves the problem of having to export and import to check any changes you have made with your models.

Great application, easy to learn, you can get amazing results with this and I highly recommend it!
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
143.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 1, 2015
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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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
If you want one package to cover the whole modelling process, and do it all well, then 3DCoat is second to none. A linux version and a very affordable price seals the deal. Highly recommended.
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
52.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2014
The more I use it, the more I love it. Tons of tutorials on Youtube.
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Bearded Viking
65.0 hrs
Posted: September 23
Best sculpting tool on the market for stylized soft surface art development, Zbrush still has it beat on hard surface, and photo realistic though
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435.4 hrs
Posted: July 8
Good for texturing and uv mapping, but maya's modeling tool kit is better for retopology and I could never get the sculpting part of it to work. Over all a useful part of the pipe line. Expect to spend some time learning the user interface.
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0.6 hrs
Posted: May 11
I am a 22 year veteran professional 3D Artist working on a AAA best selling game. 3D Coat is my secret weapon.

Yes some people may say this is a great program for 3D beginners. But let me clarify. The only thing that makes it beginner is that it's easy to learn. This software is so ridiculously legitimate it should cost 10x what it does. Don't be fooled by the price. I use coat in combination with 3DStudio MAX and because of it I'm one of the fastest on the team putting out some of the best work. It is a very powerful and friendly program that really suits the needs of next gen environment artists. I primarily use it for voxel sculpting organic and hard surface props.

I use Coat 90% of the time when I need to sculpt. I use ZBrush about 10%. 3DCoat is where it's at baby. If you buy it and create work to sell please get the professional version. These developers deserve it. ZBrush is a grand and MAX is basically a monthly car payment now.

For $99 you would be insane not to buy it if you are a 3D Artist.
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6.5 hrs
Posted: February 19
Amazing software, and good value for money, 10++
i waisted money on many other UV software and tried all the free one their is,
They all have to many in's and out of exporting to paint programs and so on and it takes ages and give one a head ache.

3D coat on the other hand has it all. and i dont get an head ache doing UV's,
So i have more time creating.

Forget the rest and get the best for an all in one to get your job done,
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1.0 hrs
Posted: January 14
Okay so this program is amazing. Now I have taken a lot of classes doing CADD so I have a little more than a basic understanding of working in 3D space, that being said the biggest issues that I have with this program is that the controls for working in their 3D space is not what I am familliar with. I also wish there where some more options for primitives, such as pyramid shapes or a way to add pick points to a model you are working with. Other than that I have found this to be a great program to get into 3D modeling.
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Mummy Mashie
10.0 hrs
Posted: December 11, 2015
"Your 3D models can be auto-compiled directly to the Team Fortress 2 Workshop from within 3D Coat!"

Thanks for the false advertising
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1.4 hrs
Posted: November 22, 2015
3D-Coat is the bees knees
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12.0 hrs
Posted: August 9, 2015
Wonderful product... but the updates are oh so rare.
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