Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 Posted by Jim Thacker

Discover the new features of 3D-Coat 4.0

Pilgway has posted a new video tour of the main toolsets in 3D-Coat, its voxel sculpting and topology package, including some of the tools developed during the open beta of 3D-Coat 4.0.

We rounded up the new features from the start of the open beta period here: notably, the option to paint directly onto voxel sculpts, and LiveClay: a new dynamic tessellation system similar to ZBrush’s DynaMesh.

Since then, VoxLayer and VoxExtrude, which create new geometry from the surface of a model – useful for clothing or armour – have been improved, and there have been updates to the painting and UV mapping tools.

There’s still no word on the date of the commercial release of 3D-Coat 4.0, but Pilgway is continuing the ‘buy version 3 now and get a free upgrade when it’s released’ offer we mentioned in our original story.

Read a full list of changes in each beta build of 3D-Coat 4.0
(Includes download links for the current builds)

Read an overview of the new LiveClay and Surface tools on the 3D-Coat wiki (See Appendix B)

Watch more detailed demos of features shown in the video above on Pilgway’s YouTube channel