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    Please Update Chronosculpt

    Hi,

    I haven't posted in here for years, but some of you may remember me from the olden days.

    I finally tried out Chronosculpt and I have to say, I was very impressed with it. Its the kind of specialist tool that is ideal for its task. Its nice to use, smooth and fast and relatively slick.It is actually incredibly useful.

    Its a real shame that it appears to be dead, development wise. I understand the developer left and that was that but this tool is unique and valuable and deserves more development.

    It already is production ready for certain applications, but really, it needs a couple of things.

    Firstly, the ability to view textures. Sculpting often has to match up to textures on the surface in the correct areas, such as wrinking. When you have no reference its impossible to do.

    Audio is also quite important, if you're working on a face , for example.

    The brushes could do with an update, so you can paint sharp creases. It could do with something like Zbrush's alpha system.

    Now, I'm not expecting a reply from the dev team, but I just thought it was worth asking anyway, as this is a tool I'd shout about, should it have those updates. I'm currently working in a large-ish studio, and its impressed people here, who'd never heard of it.
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    Agreed with you, especially for textures.
    Welcome back, BTW.

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    Welcome back Pooby!

    CS appears to be dead sibce the dev left tho...

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    Chronosculptacular.

    They...(LW3DG ) hope to have it in some form or another

    inside LightWave NexT, (as far as the radar goes!)


    (Nice to hear from u Poobs)
    Last edited by ianr; 05-25-2017 at 07:16 AM.

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    Hi

    Yeah I'm aware it seems Dead.

    Having it in LW is all well and good, but I do think that having a standalone makes it more appealing to studios who will be using it in a pipeline. It makes it very easy to learn and the psychology of it being standalone makes it 'neutral' in the way Zbrush is. Personally I think they are missing a trick with it.
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    Never will forget you and your contributions, thanks! Your Greg Mutt (I spelt it correctly my first go) piece is burned into my memory.

    Yeah CS is pretty Rad and I am very much a fan of specialized independent applications. I hope it gets developed further some decade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ianr View Post
    Chronosculptacular.

    They...(LW3DG ) hope to have it in some form or another

    inside LightWave NexT, (as far as the radar goes!)


    (Nice to hear from u Poobs)
    You better provide a link for that because I'm pretty sure that has never been stated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djwaterman View Post
    You better provide a link for that because I'm pretty sure that has never been stated.
    I better What,? don't like the tone. I was told privately

    & will not reveal the sources, enough....

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    Other things is needs is morph management. being able to tell which sculpt does what.

    Renaming, because having them all called 'Morph' isn't that useful and layers because you sometimes want more than 1 fix on a frame that both have different fall-off timings.

    Its possible to drag 2 or more morphs over the top of another and have no idea that there's two on that frame.
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    pooby we missed you ! .. welcome back.. i hope NT hire back ikeda for just chrono!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianr View Post
    I better What,? don't like the tone. I was told privately

    & will not reveal the sources, enough....
    I do apologize, I didn't mean it in that way but I can see how it could be read like that. I just mean't it has never been stated officially and how could you could get that idea. I think we should try not to populate the forums with misinformation and false expectations. Chronosculpt is a tool that does exactly what it says it does but had the potential to do much more and be more useful in production, it really needed more work and constant updates.

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    Constant updates? It needs anything, even a slight nod that it's being worked on/actively developed would be nice.
    If it's going to be included in LW than fine but at least any word on that would be great.

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    As an alternative idea. If Chronosculpt is dead, then don't charge $399 for it. I dont think Newtek are going to see many sales at $399 for a tool thats still at version 1.01 after 4 years since launch.

    I'd be happy to promote its use through my videos on Vimeo if either it was developed and sold for $399, or if its, 'dead' (but still useful) and charged at say £50-100.

    Even better, make it free and use it as a calling card loss leader, to make people interested in NT and by association, LW.

    Chronosculpt's release did Newtek's perception a lot of good. Its an innovative tool that fills a gap in the market. Having it simply languishing is a real shame and doesn't give out a good message about NT's strategy and drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pooby View Post
    As an alternative idea. If Chronosculpt is dead, then don't charge $399 for it. I dont think Newtek are going to see many sales at $399 for a tool thats still at version 1.01 after 4 years since launch.

    I'd be happy to promote its use through my videos on Vimeo if either it was developed and sold for $399, or if its, 'dead' (but still useful) and charged at say £50-100.

    Even better, make it free and use it as a calling card loss leader, to make people interested in NT and by association, LW.

    Chronosculpt's release did Newtek's perception a lot of good. Its an innovative tool that fills a gap in the market. Having it simply languishing is a real shame and doesn't give out a good message about NT's strategy and drive.
    I think it is free - I have it in my Newtek downloads and I never paid for it. Or perhaps it came as part of LW2015...can't remember now.
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    Yup, it was a 'free' gift to all 2015 upgraders/buyers.

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