Post by jefflamarche on Dec 20, 2009 4:38:15 GMT 1
Just a quick comment to let you know that alpha-1 works just fine on OS X under Wine. The UI graphics don't show up correctly, so you need to memorize what each of the buttons is, but that's a pretty minor issue.
Another cool app! I mean this will be very popular, it works pretty well and how fast!! Don't you think about posting it's link somewhere to blender.org for example? As it can export .obj it's now an universal cool artistic tool... Best wishes for Xmas and developing:)
Elliott D: Thank you. It sounds like you had a great experience and managed to avoid most of the issues that people have reported, like limited obj import compatibility.
On the general issue of releasing source - it will probably happen at some point, when I feel "done" and don't want to spend much more time on its development. Depending on how I approach porting (with the help of other people) it might get source-released earlier.
In this 25 december 2009 , I must say to Dr PETTER (SANTA CLAUS ?) : THANKYOU very much, MERCI, DANKE, GRACIAS, MOLTO GRAZIE, SCHIE SCHIE ....
SCULPTIS is exactely the software that I was dreaming .... and for free.....and better .... very simple to use, quick to learn .... I use SHADE 8.5.2 and I feel SCULPTIS is ideal complement for a quick result.
excuse my English if it is sometimes strange ... I am a Frenchy....
I have to tell you what a great surprise and relief it is for me to find this application for sculpting everything 3D.
Very few people seem to see the value in simplicity of interface, behind which massive floods of "power" are hidden. And, which, though powerful, never need to express themselves as a complex set of number entry fields, endless property windows and difficult keyboard maneuvers.
But, I am so happy to see that you do see this. And, I am happier still that you have made your masterpiece available to me, and others, as well.
I've spent sufficient time to find Sculptris very stable for what you have called an alpha release. I've also found it the fastest and most pleasurable experience I've ever had with any 3D sculpting application. I love to watch things "grow" in wireframe mode.
I would truly love to be able to do everything 3D inside this one, elegantly rendered application - though the chances of these wishes coming true are very slim, I'm sure.
I'll place my vote with encouraging you to move forward with auto UV unwrapping, (or whatever method you prefer), to allow for texturing and painting within Sculptris. Even if these are the only features you do add, the application will remain priceless.
And, leave those animated tool icons, (with a switch to turn them off, for others): I don't mind them a bit. One can always resort to using keyboard shortcuts.
Oh, and the mouse works beautifully for sculpting. Great for notebook users like me.