Progress Update September

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Hello folks. I’m sorry I haven’t updated my blog recently, I have been quite busy on many things, life stuff as well as the dim3 project and another project.

I’m trying to focus on replacing one particular thing at a time in the dim3 demo, and also on speeding up my workflow. I recently purchased a fantastic Windows only tool called “Marmoset Toolbag”. It allows me to import models, and then assign my diffuse, normal, and spec textures, and then work on them with PS. I can rotate around the model and easily view the spec and normal in real-time, as well as change lighting and add new lights easily. When I save changes in PS, switching back to Toolbag instantly reloads the textures so it makes my workflow quite smooth. It’s very easy to use, and is invaluable to me for working on models that use spec and normal. It’s also quite nice for previewing most any model due to it’s built-in lighting presets which look fantastic, and save me time as I don’t have to setup that stuff in Blender.

I will be showing more models and stuff at a later time, specifically from the Toolbag viewport. Keep an eye out for that!