Paint3D Publisher's description
from Atomic Corporation
Paint in 3D in a way similar to 2D paint programs
Paint3D is an innovative, easy to learn and use 3D bitmap editor that allows you to paint, draw, sculpt and create in 3D using an approach Similar to 2D paint programs. Paint3D was designed to be accessible to casual users and has an intuitive interface with no need to memorize hundreds of commands or tools.
Traditional 3D modelling softwares use a mesh of triangles to represent the surface of the objects. Paint3D images are composed of a 3D Grid of voxels (3D Pixels), little cubes containing color (32bit true color with transparency) information just like a 2D bitmap is composed of little squares.
But what does all that stuff means? If you can draw in 2D, you can pick up the basics of Paint3D and start creating your own 3D stuff in minutes! Sounds too good to be true? Then check out our video gallery to see Paint3D in real time action!
With Paint3D you can:
Draw all you ever wanted in 3D but were unable to because of the complexity of traditional 3D software:
Objects, architecture, sculptures, terrain, plants, characters, text and much more!
Use 2D shots of your 3D images as logos, website images, icons, text illustrations - anywhere you need a 3D-looking image.
Have fun creating 3D art without being an artist with months/years of training.
Make old-school looking 3D pixel art (technically voxel art).
Preserve your trace when you draw, allowing you to:
Quickly draw organic, free-form things that require a lot of work in traditional vector modelers.
Write in 3D using your own calligraphy. The Paint3D logo above was created that way.
Use real volumetric transparency to create fog, Clouds, liquids, glasses - any color can be made transparent and you can use 256 levels of opacity.
Make truly volumetric solids, painting not only surfaces but also the interiors of objects. This can be used to:
Make 3D textures such as wood.
Make objects with internal structure even if they are 100% solid
What's New in This Release:Changes:
вЂў New image/selection operations and improvements:
вЂў Trim Borders
вЂў Better Scale dialog
вЂў Rotate now supports arbitrary angles
вЂў All image/selection operations now use Back Color instead of transparent white as "empty", for the sake of consistency
вЂў Scripting improvements:
вЂў Added an automatically populated Run Script menu
вЂў Updated IronPython from 2.6 to 2.6.1
вЂў Scripts no longer have to use decimals when constructing colors: Color( 128, 23, 56, 255 ) now works
вЂў Added Auto Switch Axis option and improved Auto Switch Side
вЂў Snap Interval can be configured
вЂў Added optional collision checking while walking the camera
вЂў Added a Voxel Scale setting on 3MP files to allow non-cubic voxels
вЂў Added DEFLATE compression to 3MP
вЂў Added export to V3B format and import/export to KV6 format
вЂў Added Merge coplanar faces option to OBJ exporter
вЂў Opening 3MP files directly from the browser now works correctly
вЂў Clipboard improvements:
вЂў Added Copy To File and Paste From File (2D and 3D, works with transparency when available)
вЂў Cut/Copy/Paste can handle much larger selections
вЂў Cut/Copy/Paste in 2D automatically turns the image to face "up"
вЂў Selection grid now looks correct with transparent plane (other transparencies are still wrongly ordered, though)
вЂў Added Rotational Extrusion tool
вЂў Added Global and Alpha options to both Fill and Magic Wand tools
вЂў Grow/Shrink improvements:
вЂў Should be much faster now
вЂў Speed is now selectable
вЂў Not-round should make more sense now
вЂў Added a preview to the Line tool to allow easier size selection and changed it to interpolate between the sizes used on the first point and the second point, allowing you to draw limbs, cones and pyramids easily
вЂў The tool button for the active tool stays pressed so you can identify which tool you're using
вЂў Added shortcuts to go to slice in Nearest Voxel mode and to rotate axes around the target voxel (they are advanced functions and have no interface buttons)
вЂў Added lots of shortcuts, hover the mouse over the interface controls to view them (some of the old shortcuts had to be changed)
вЂў Palette improvements:
вЂў Palette now saves/loads automatically and can be saved/loaded on the Palette Options button (note that P3P is not meant as a future proof format)
вЂў Palette can be resized vertically to add more color rows
вЂў You can drag/drop colors to copy or swap (hold Shift while dragging)
вЂў Dragging a color to the New Color button copies it and dragging to the Delete Color button deletes it
вЂў Clicking on the New Color button adds the Front Color to the end of the palette and clicking on the Delete Color button deletes the last color of the palette
вЂў Double clicking on a color allows you to edit it
System Requirements:.NET Framework 3.5 or higher, DirectX 9.0c or higher
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall