Thursday, November 23rd, 2023 Posted by Jim Thacker

Check out 3DCoat’s new Live Booleans system

Pilgway has added a new Live Booleans system to 3DCoat, making it possible to perform Boolean operations interactively inside the sculpting, retopology and 3D painting app.

(Full disclosure: it was actually added a few weeks ago, but we only spotted it when Pilgway featured it in its email newsletter this week.)

New Live Booleans system works interactively even on dense meshes
Available inside 3DCoat’s Sculpt workspace, the new Live Booleans system makes it possible to perform Boolean union, subtraction, intersection operations interactively, with users able to move the source objects around and see the result update in the viewport in real time.

As with the Live Boolean mode in ZBrush, it is designed to work interactively even on dense meshes: you can get an idea of how dense from the video above.

New options for drawing 2D shapes
Other recent changes that we didn’t cover the last time we wrote about 3DCoat include new options for drawing 2D shapes in the software’s E-panel.

Users can now apply rounded corners to shapes, create arrays of shapes, or import their own custom vector shapes in EPS format.

Other recent changes
Updates to the other core toolsets include support for multi-extrusion in the Extrude tool, and the option to relax open edges when sculpting objects with holes.

The new Python API now supports script debugging.

In addition, overall performance has been “considerably improved” through better CPU multi-threading, and support for 3Dconnexion hardware has been “considerably expanded”.

Price and system requirements
3DCoat 2023 is available for Windows 7+, Ubuntu 20.04+ and macOS 10.13+. At the time of writing, the latest build is 3DCoat 2023.37. You can find current pricing in this story.

Read a detailed list of new features in 3DCoat on the product forum
(The changelog is in the fourth post)

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