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Sculptris review by <span>beth a.</span>
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"Sculptris makes 3d sculpting efficient and fun. "

What do you like best?

I like sculptris because is makes 3d sculpting and designing so easy and user friendly. The layout of the software makes quick editing very easy. When i first started using this software it was very easy to learn how to use it. The website also offers so good free tutorials to help you get started. I also like the different hotkeys that you can turn on and off. The texture patterns also look very professional for a free software. I was very impressed with the amount of feature that it offers. The compatibility with zbrush is also nice.

What do you dislike?

I do not like how rendering takes such a long time with sculptris. Other 3d design programs that I have used seem to not take as long of a time. I wish the software had more customization to it. The meshes that are added while you are creating a 3d object have way too many polygons. There are tools that you can use to help reduce the amount, but I wish you could editing many the software adds before you start creating an object. At times the software can lag when you are editing a large file. The program doesnt require a large processor, but this would help prevent some lag.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend any person that is interested in 3d design to start with sculptris. It is very easy to learn.

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I use sculptris for 3d design and editing. It has helped me with my workflow process.

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Sculptris review by <span>Martha T.</span>
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"One of the easiest 3d modeling programs"

What do you like best?

I like Sculptris because it is very easy to create 3d designs and add textures to them all in one program. The layout is very user friendly and it did not take me a long time to learn how to use the program. You can create 3d designs using many different templates that he program offers. This makes the design process faster and easier.

What do you dislike?

I have noticed the the program can make you computers GPU run hard when you are working on a large format file. I have also noticed some small lag at times. Sculptris is very hard to use with just a standard mouse. You really need to add a design pen or special track pad to get all of the benefits that Sculptris offers. I with the program offere more tools for sculpting. The ones that come with the program work well, but tools that made different designs could help in the desgin process.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Sculptris is really easy and simple to learn. I would recommend anyone that is new ot 3d computer sculpting to try it out. It is free and can help you learn the basis of 3d design.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Sculptris for 3D modeling and design. I have benfitted from the easy and functionality of the program.

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Sculptris review by <span>jodee t.</span>
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"Sculptris is great for 3d design. "

What do you like best?

I like how easy and basic Sculptris is to use for sculpting. It is very easy to create shapes and add textures. It has a wide variety of starting shapes, so you do not have to start from scratch. The GUI is also easy to learn.

What do you dislike?

I do not like how hard it is to use Sculptris for basic drafting. It is also lacking in certain editing features that can be found in other sculpting software. Also, at times rendering can be slow. Overall, the software is not very customizable.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend Sculptris to anyone that is looking for a basic software to start sculpting with.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Sculptris for basic 3D design and sculpting.

Sculptris review by <span>Richard T.</span>
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"Sculpting at the best possible price"

What do you like best?

Sculptris is a great solution for getting into 3d sculpting art. It was developed by a professor before he was hired on to Pixologic and the software becoming part of the company. It remains free to use and is still a very usable and powerful sculpting solution capable of excellent results. I have known it to be used by commercial artists as a means of fast development without the heavier resource overhead of the expensive mainstream software.

What do you dislike?

There are features that will probably never be implemented such as dynamic resolution as can be found in its big brother software ZBrush. That doesn't diminish its capability but it does introduce a lower polygon limit that the aforementioned. However, it still is capable of very high polygon counts because of its very small system footprint. In all the software provides a capable and fun solution to learning or developing assets with sculpting tools.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Scuptris is a free and easy to use software for introducing yourself to digital sculpting. It is not a product that is being actively developed. It is free and openly available from Pixologic but is meant to be a transtional tool for getting people interested enough to want to buy ZBrush.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sculptris provides an easy to use solution for sculpting. Its interface is simple, easy to use and provides a fast, navigable viewport system. And because it is free you can begin to design and create without shelling out the very high dollar amounts required by the current commercial solutions.

Sculptris review by <span>Billy S.</span>
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"Concept sketching."

What do you like best?

I have been using sculptirs since it came out. I was looking for a free alternative to ZBrush and found it through a google search. Which is ironic, because it was developed by Pixologic the same company that created ZBrush. Although Sculptris isn't quite at the level of ZBrush, it is still a very powerful sculpting tool. Sculptris supports importing OBJ files or you can start from scratch. The controls are similar to most of the other industry standard 3D tools, so there isn't much of a learning curve. The mesh it generates is comprised of all triangles, so the user doesn't have to worry about non-plainer polygons. There are a ton of sculpting brushes, and it is even possible to load custom alphas. There are multiple ways to access the tools quickly with keyboard shortcuts and mouse clicks and if you forget one, most are visible on screen. There are even handy help tips in the bottom of the screen. For more control, there is an option menu which is easy to navigate and easy to understand. This is a great tool for creating concept sculpts in. There are ways to optimize the mesh by selectively reducing the polygon count in areas of the mesh that don't need to be so dense. It can also handle very high poly counts and still run smoothly. Sculptirs isn't just a sculpting tool, it also has tools in it for painting directly on the mesh and generating textures. It is also possible to sculpt with a stylus. Another nice trait of Sculptris is the ability to export STL files. It is possible to generate a sculpt, export an STL, and then send it directly to a 3D printer for printing without going into another app for clean up.

What do you dislike?

Sculptris doesn't have too many things about it to dislike, but there are a few minor things that could make it a much better tool. The first thing that kind of limits it is: it is very difficult to to create holes through a sculpt. It would be nice if there was a tool to punch a hole through the mesh. Other areas that it could use some improvement is in the hard surface modeling tools. It is almost effortless to create organic models, but it takes a lot more effort to generate a nice hard surface model. It is possible, just not as easy as it could be.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking to get into digital sculpting and want to get familiar with it before purchasing an expensive alternative, I would recommend using this tool first. It might even be exactly the tool you're looking for. If you can sculpt in sculptris then you'll be able to sculpt in pro tools too. It was even designed to work with ZBrush, so it is possible to send a sculpt directly from within Sculptris to ZBrush. It's also free, so you really don't have much to lose by trying it out.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I primarily use sculptris for generating concept sculpts of characters that I design. I use the sculpts in my animation work, and have started using it in game development projects. The objects created in Sculptris are good for generating normal maps to be used on the low res models. I also use it with my 3D printer. The models created in Sculptris typically don't have manafold issues and so are great for 3D printing.

Sculptris review by <span>Carlos D.</span>
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"The best FREE sculpting tool"

What do you like best?

Sculptris is one of the most used sculpting software, is really easy to use, the brushes are really great and the dynamic tessellation is amazing, is a great tool to start sculpting or if your budget is low.

You can export obj, and textures to an external 3D and 2D software

The UI is pretty easy to learn, and you have symmetry and you can use the alphas from zbrush central download section.

This software is key to have a complete suite of 3D if you already have Maya, 3dsmax, Blender, etc. this is an amazing free tool for the sculpting process.

In the website you can find a few introduction videos as well.

What do you dislike?

the function of GoZ is limited, you need to install zbrush to enable.

A render function would be great (not limited to screen size)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great sculpting tool, you can texture and export to other 3D software to make the retopology,

And the best of Sculptris is FREE

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used sculptris just for testing, i already have a Zbrush license but the software is similar. Sculptris is a great way to start sculpting in 3D and understand how works.

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