Thursday, May 30th, 2013 Posted by Jim Thacker

Pilgway ships 3D-Coat 4.0

Pilgway has begun shipping 3D-Coat 4.0, a sizeable – and long-awaited – update to its voxel sculpting and retopology tool.

New features include Live Clay, a dynamic mesh density system similar to ZBrush’s DynaMesh; the power to paint directly onto a sculpted mesh; and new Voxel Extrude, spline drawing and Magic Wand tools.

More details in our previous stories
We’ve covered most of the new features in the stories we ran at the start of the open beta last October, and when the demo video above was released in April, so we won’t go back over them here.

However, you can find a convenient round-up on the 3D-Coat website, nicely illustrated with user images.

System requirements and pricing

3D-Coat 4.0 is available now for Windows 2000 or above, Mac OS X 10.4.5 or above, or Linux.

Pilgway has extended its pre-release offer, making version 4.0 available at the old 3.x price of $349 for a full licence, but says that this will expire on 1 July. There’s no word on what the price will be afterwards.

Read a full list of new features in 3D-Coat 4.0

Download a 30-day trial of 3D-Coat 4.0