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QuadPen: Retopology Tool

$20
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Introducing the QuadPen Retopology Tool for Blender 3.5:

Revolutionize your 3D modeling workflow with this powerful and intuitive tool designed specifically for retopology tasks. Whether you're a professional artist, an aspiring game developer, or a 3D enthusiast, the QuadPen Retopology Tool is here to take your creations to the next level.

With its seamless integration into Blender 3.5, the QuadPen Retopology Tool provides a comprehensive set of features that streamline the process of creating clean and optimized topology for your 3D models. Say goodbye to tedious and time-consuming manual retopology and let QuadPen do the heavy lifting for you.

Key Features:

  1. Automatic Quad Generation: QuadPen employs advanced algorithms to automatically generate high-quality quad polygons over your existing 3D mesh, drastically reducing the need for manual intervention. This saves you valuable time and effort, allowing you to focus on unleashing your creativity.
  2. Intelligent Edge Flow: Achieve optimal edge flow and topology with ease. QuadPen analyzes your model's geometry and intelligently creates edge loops and edge rings to ensure smooth deformations and efficient subdivision.
  3. Customizable Brush: Tailor the QuadPen Retopology Tool to your specific needs. Adjust brush sizes & segments to achieve the desired level of control and precision. Seamlessly switch between different retopology modes, such as adding edge loops, creating faces, or merging vertices, all within the intuitive interface.
  4. Real-Time Preview: Visualize your retopology process in real-time with an interactive preview of your changes. This allows you to make informed decisions and fine-tune your topology on the fly, ensuring your model looks perfect from every angle.
  5. User-Friendly Interface: Designed with artists in mind, QuadPen offers a clean and intuitive interface, making it accessible to both beginners and experienced professionals. Spend less time learning complex tools and more time bringing your ideas to life.

Upgrade your retopology workflow today with the QuadPen Retopology Tool for Blender 3.5. Unlock new possibilities, enhance your modeling efficiency, and create stunning 3D models with clean and optimized topology like never before. Let QuadPen be your trusted companion in the world of digital sculpting and 3D design.

The QuadPen Retopology Tool for Blender 3.5 offers a comprehensive range of features to enhance your retopology workflow. Here's a list of key features provided by the tool:

  1. Quad and Guide Drawing: Draw and generate quads and guides automatically, allowing you to quickly create clean and optimized topology.
  2. Segment Control: Adjust the number of segments while drawing, giving you fine-grained control over the density and distribution of your topology.
  3. Straighten/Re-Route: Straighten or re-route guides with ease, ensuring your topology aligns perfectly with your desired edge flow and shape.
  4. Snake Guides: Utilize the snake feature to smoothly and precisely manipulate guides, enabling you to achieve complex and organic shapes effortlessly.
  5. Smart Merging: Benefit from the smart merging feature, which intelligently combines nearby guides or vertices, reducing unnecessary geometry and optimizing your topology.
  6. Quad Relaxing: Perform quad relaxing operations to redistribute and optimize the placement of quads, ensuring a more uniform and smooth surface.
  7. Quick Loop Cutting: Access a convenient shortcut for loop cutting, allowing you to add new edge loops effortlessly and refine the topology of your model.

Hotkey Panel:

  • LMB: Draw Quads
  • MMB: Segments
  • Ctrl + Mouse Move: Brush Size
  • Ctrl: Snake
  • Alt: Re-Route/Straighten
  • Shift: Smart Merge
  • R: Relax
  • C: Loop-Cut
  • Z: Undo
  • Esc: Exit Modal


Documentation

Introduction: Thank you for choosing the QuadPen Retopology Tool for Blender 3.5. This documentation aims to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the tool's functionality and guide you on how to use it effectively. By following these instructions, you'll be able to optimize your retopology workflow and create clean topology for your 3D models.

Installation: To install the QuadPen Retopology Tool, follow these steps:

  1. Once you download the 'QuadPen_v1.zip' file..
  2. Open Blender 3.5 or higher
  3. Go to Edit > Preferences.
  4. In the Preferences window, select the Add-ons tab.
  5. Click on the "Install" button and navigate to the downloaded QuadPen Retopology Tool file('QuadPen_v1.zip')
  6. Select the file and click "Install Add-on."
  7. Enable the QuadPen Retopology Tool by checking the checkbox next to its name.
  8. The tool is now installed and ready to use & will appear in the viewport toolbar panel(N)

Using the QuadPen Retopology Tool:

  1. Activate the QuadPen Tool:
    • Open the 3D Viewport in Blender.
    • In the toolbar, locate the QuadPen tab & click "Start" to begin
  2. Drawing Quads:
    • Left-click (LMB) on the surface of your model to draw quads. The tool will automatically generate quads based on the surrounding geometry.
  3. Controlling Segments:
    • While drawing, you can control the number of segments by using the middle mouse button (MMB). Scroll up or down to increase or decrease the number of segments.
  4. Straightening/Re-Routing:
    • To straighten or re-route guides, hold the Alt key and click on the desired guide or vertex. This action will straighten or redirect the selected element.
  5. Snake Guides:
    • To manipulate guides smoothly, use the Ctrl key while drawing. This will enable the snake feature and provide more precise control over the guides.
  6. Smart Merging:
    • Use the Shift key to activate the smart merging feature. This feature automatically merges nearby vertices/edges by clicking on the first vertices(v1)/edge(e1) and dragging the mouse over the second vertices(v2)/edge(e2). You can release the LMB to confirm merging. Note: You can leave the shift key held down while doing this to instantly merge vertices and edges.
  7. Quad Relaxing:
    • Select the guides or vertices you wish to relax, then press the R key to activate the quad relaxing operation. This will redistribute and optimize the placement of quads for a more uniform surface.
  8. Quick Loop Cutting:
    • Press the C key to activate the loop cutting operation. Hover the mouse over a guide and left-click (LMB) to add a new loop cut. While hovering you can scroll up and down to control loop cut count/segments.
  9. Exiting Modal:
    • You can exit the tools modal state by hitting the ESC key. If you want to jump back in make sure you selected the model you are working on and click "Start" again.


We hope this documentation helps you understand and utilize the QuadPen Retopology Tool effectively. Experiment with the various features, adjust settings to your liking, and enjoy the enhanced retopology capabilities it provides. For additional support or questions, please contact me: animationsvfx@gmail.com

Happy retopologizing!

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