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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Very Positive (84) - 92% of the 84 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 2, 2012

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August 9

3DCoat v4.9 Released!

The latest and greatest 3DCoat v4.9 has been released on Steam!

Check out multiple new features and fixes available with the new version of 3DCoat! If you own a 3DCoat license, make sure to get your copy upgraded.

If you are new to 3DCoat, download and check our free 30-day trial available on 3DCoat's Steam Store page.

So, what's new coming with 3DCoat v4.9?

Paint room:
  • Possibility of resolution-independent texture locking over the layer. Importing or calculation of normal map, occlusion, the cavity will lock the layer. Texture will be saved to disk. As soon as you change the resolution, the locked texture will be used instead of the current layer state resampling. It is very important when you want to paint the materials in low quality of textures and then get high quality at the end.

  • Moving smart materials to other folder takes less space in RMB menu, it is consolidated into a single line with the submenu.

  • Support of 16-bit PNG for alphas.

  • Edge width correction for Cube mapping, dedicated settings panel for cube mapping.

Sculpt room:
  • CutOff in surface mode completely redone. Now the shape of the cut is very uniform and accurate. Depth and back plane limitations produce an accurate sharp cut. Soft booleans supported:

  • Soft booleans for all primitives, volumes merging, cutoff.

  • List of ghosted, isolated volumes stored into scene file (3B).

  • Much more stable and powerful Geometry->Close holes.

  • Automatic closing the objects before the voxelization.

  • Store pose selection to layer, picking pose selection from the layer. Works similar (to some degree) to poly groups.

  • Load/Save option for noise.

  • Correct brushing on the edge of the mesh (blob effect decreased a lot).

  • Pose tool angle snapping problem fixed.

UV/Retopo room:
  • Sharp edges support in Retopo room. Baking, import/export supported.

  • Context sensitive RMB menu in retopo room, it is especially helpful in "Select" tool for low-poly modeling.

  • In UV settings you may control the default unwrapping method.

  • Extrude-like tools in retopo room are more convenient and intuitive, similar to other 3d editors.

  • Unwrap method "To stripe" has been polished and set as default within the "Unwrap" command to be used when applicable. This method unwraps strips of quads into accurate and straight lines. Unwrap detects such cases automatically.

New curves (enable in Preferences -> Show beta tools):
  • Edge for all curve modifiers can be customized in a really rich way.

  • A truly rich set of curves modifiers (RMB over the curve)
General changes:
  • Possibility to relocate 3DCoat's data folder in the Edit menu.

  • Support of language correction. Press F2 to correct any text in UI. You may also add new languages support within the UI and translate any UI elements.

  • Automatic zipping of scenes. It is disabled by default, enable it in preferences to use.

  • Create alphas from 3D models updated - fast preview rendering (previously it was software rendering), so high-poly meshes allowed there.

  • Image files recognized not by extension (that may be wrong) but by signature. It prevents multiple user errors. Sometimes files downloaded from the internet have wrong extension.

  • Correct alpha channel visualization in Paint mode for polygonal models (not voxels/surface!). Polygons sorted from back to front in real time for correct rendering. It works fast, but if you feel it is slow, you can turn it off in the View menu.

  • .exr added to the list of extensions, acceptable for pen alpha.

  • EPS files import corrected.

  • Ref images changed.

  • ESC closes guides.

  • Edit plaсement and paint over ref images are separated to different menu commands to avoid unintentional painting.

  • Possibility to show plane only for exact views (option in references droplist).

  • FBX support up to FBX 2019.

  • Importing multiple 3dcpacks.

Full changelog available here.
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About This Software

3DCoat 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.


Easy Texturing & PBR

  • Microvertex, Per-pixel or Ptex painting approaches
  • Realtime Physically Based Rendering viewport with HDRL
  • Smart Materials with easy set-up options
  • Multiple paint Layers. Popular blending modes. Layer groups
  • Tight interaction with Photoshop
  • Texture size up to 16k
  • Fast Ambient Occlusion and Curvature map calculation
  • Rich toolset for all kind of painting tasks, and more...

Digital Sculpting

  • No topological constraints. Sculpt as you would with Clay
  • Complex boolean operations. Fast kit bashing workflow
  • Adaptive dynamic tesselation (Live Clay)
  • Dozens of fast and fluid sculpting brushes
  • Boolean operations with crisp edges
  • 3D Printing Export Wizard.

Ultimate Retopo Tools

  • Auto-retopology (AUTOPO) with user-defined edge loops
  • Fast and easy-to-use manual Retopo tools
  • Possibility to import reference mesh for retopologization
  • Retopo groups with color palette for better management
  • Advanced baking settings dialog

Fast & Friendly UV Mapping

  • Professional toolset for creating and editing UV-sets
  • Native Global Uniform (GU) unwrapping algorithm
  • Multiple UV-sets support and management
  • Support ABF, LSCM, and Planar unwrapping algorithms
  • Individual islands tweaking
  • Lastly, it is fast, easy, and fun to use.

3DCoat Amateur 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
  • The ultimate set of 3DCoat tools and features.
  • Rights to use 3D-Coat commercially.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
    • 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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