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Hi Thyme

It has been a long time since we did not heard from you. And I got really impressed when I came here to your forum and realized that you actually updated Seamless3D to a new version.

And, by the way, the new head looks sooo much improved from your previous ones Happy ... I think it has something to do with the new additions/improvements done to the software (besides the time you had invested doing things with it)

Congratulations really. You are a persistent person, and very organized I believe. And that is a good thing!

Best regards

Carlos - 2017-02-19 02:33:13

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Hi Carlos, thanks, good to hear from you Happy
I think my faces have improved mostly from practising every day but using less buggy software and some helpful features can only help. I have also developed some new techniques for modelling a face which I want to share.
I am currently working on a new step by step tutorial to show how to make a simple but complete animated character using Seamless 3.
Best wishes

thyme - 2017-02-27 20:02:46 in reply to Carlos 2017-02-19 02:33:13

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Glad to hear from you

Unfortunately I am not able to run your software. My anti-virus detected a "trojan.win32.agent.nezazt". So it is immediately sent to quarantine.
And this is a new thing since I was able to run its previous version.

Carlos - 2017-02-27 22:55:42 in reply to thyme 2017-02-27 20:02:46

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Hi Carlos
I doubt your virus checker actually found a virus so if you want to use seamless3d you have to tell your scanner it is safe or stop trusting your scanner.
3.004 was uploaded over a month ago. If you look at https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/3dfb40dd4835d37427058614f034d2d0ce1e78828abe0a405581b2ae6888a0e2/analysis/1488476444/

you will see in all this time popular virus scanners such as McAfee, F-Prot, AVG and Avast have not detected anything and many other scanners give the all clear too.

It is not uncommon for a virus scanner to employ heuristic analysis, which means it is looking for code which is typical of what you might find in a virus but such code can be found in many programs that are not malware. Seamless3d for example has code that let's it open a web browser which may be enough to cause a scanner to trigger a false positive.
Some years ago I stopped a scanner from giving a false positive by replacing a DOS function with a Win32 function call but another scanner may dislike the Win32 function call I replaced it with so I feel it is not worth my trouble rewriting code to prevent scanners from reporting a virus when there isn't one. Triggering false positives for software that isn't so well known prevents software from becoming more popular so I wish these scanners would be less misleading in their reporting.

I can only rely on my record of having had Seamless3d available for download for over 15 years without anyone ever reporting an actual virus and the fact that Seamless3d source code is open to the public and therefore has a great degree of transparency.
best wishes
thyme

thyme - 2017-03-03 19:25:28 in reply to Carlos 2017-02-27 22:55:42

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Hi Thyme.

Thank you so much for your clarification.
I'm trusting you of course. I have already installed Seamless. Wink
Well and now I will need to remember, or better to learn again what to do with it in order to make another face! Happy

And by the way: the user interface is JUST SO BEAUTIFUL and very intuitive, I mean it!

Thanks, and best wishes for you too

Carlos

Carlos Ferreira - 2017-03-06 04:16:08 in reply to thyme 2017-03-03 19:25:28

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Thanks very much Carlos D Smile your trust means a lot.
I don't want to give the impression however that I would be offended by anyone deciding not to install seamless, this is a decision the user must make without any pressure from the software developer.

Do you still use a graphics tablet?
I sent away for one just yesterday, I have never had any experience using one before so I am excited to try one out for the first time. I have always liked the idea of being able to point with a pen rather than a mouse, long before I was developing seamless but I have some concerns like would a graphics tablet be as easy to zoom in or out as a mouse wheel or as easy to pan the view using the mouse's middle button. The graphics tablet I have sent away for (a Wacom Intuos CTH-490) supports multi-touch, which lets you use common gestures for things like zoom, rotate and pan so I will be able to see how this compares to using a mouse.

A few weeks ago I added a feature to seamless (which will be in the next version I upload) that lets you draw a nurbs line (as opposed to plotting points). As I find a mouse is rather clumsy for drawing, I am hoping a graphics tablet will make this feature a lot more fun to use.

best wishes

thyme - 2017-03-07 09:05:37 in reply to Carlos Ferreira 2017-03-06 04:16:08

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Thyme

I am happy to read that you will get a graphic tablet!
Here are some thoughts and things concerned to my graphic tablet.

I am glad you bought one Happy really, because as I am not able to use Seamless with my tablet, I know, for sure, you will certainly fix its behaviour asap for yourself! Wink

The "drag3dSensitivity" function on "Settings" will not work as expected. It is almost like it is not there or it is useless. I already wrote you about this in one of my last comments but since you were using a mouse at that moment you didn't pay too much attention to it.

Resuming: any small movement with the pen will bring a bigger movement to the cursor inside Seamless, meaning not be able to work as expected (as in Blender, Cinema4D, etc), and controlling the movement of my pen in order to have some work done in Seamless soon revealed to be of too much work for just a simple task. Hope you will get it by yourself.

Another thing about working with a tablet, you will first need some time to adjust yourself to work with your tablet the first time. Not because of the issues related to Seamless/tablets but even using a different program, for instance a painting program, you will need to "learn" how to work looking at your own monitor while you are drawing on the surface tablet at the same time. A couple of days will be enough. The most difficult part was to learn how to draw straight lines properly...

I have heard very good things about the multitouch in Wacom tablets. No comments here. For all the multitouch technology, I have to use shortcutkeys in conjunction with my pen buttons

"See you" next time

Carlos

Carlos Ferreira - 2017-03-07 13:04:06 in reply to thyme 2017-03-07 09:05:37

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Yes I agree!

Seamless3D is one of the best open source 3D modeling software I used in my college days. Next time I will share some of my work.

Stefan
3D Graphic Artist
http://www.realspace3d.com/

Stefan - 2017-03-10 21:52:12 in reply to Carlos Ferreira 2017-03-07 13:04:06

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I must admit that this forum has very weird engine. What is it? Its not really easy to find stuff in here

Johanson - 2017-04-27 13:25:31 in reply to Carlos 2017-02-19 02:33:13

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I agree, forum is awesome, but it should be oraganise, because its hard to find anything. Where is administrator of this forum?

Danny - 2017-06-01 07:08:25 in reply to Johanson 2017-04-27 13:25:31

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Hi Danny sorry for the long delay. I have been pushing hard to get the latest version and a new tutorial (that will finally show how to animate a character in Seamless3d III) ready for upload.
To speed things up I have been trying to keep away from any online distractions but a number of issues came to my attention that I really wanted to fix before uploading the new version which has delayed everything a great deal. This should not be surprising as this is rather typical in how life plays out but I remain confident I will be able to upload before the end of the month.
I use to use a popular general purpose forum with lots of features and I use to try and categorise threads but this proved to be waste of time as a thread can easily evolve into another subject. Since the forum I was using was hard to maintain because of all the robot spam and I find google is easier to find anything in a forum I much prefer this newer simpler forum that gets the task done for much less effort.
If there is something you want to know in regard to 3d modelling and or animation that is specific to using seamless3d just post on this forum and I will hopefully sooner if not later get back to you.
Best wishes
thyme

thyme - 2017-07-22 01:18:46 in reply to Danny 2017-06-01 07:08:25

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Sorry for the long delay replying to your post Carlos, I was expecting to upload a lot sooner.
The new version with graphics tablet support is now ready for download.
The big problem I soon realised after testing a pen with seamless was pens use absolute coordinates where as DirectX Input apparently only supported relative coordinates. The new version however no longer uses DirectX Input and I have added a number of features to assists graphics tablet users which you can read about here: http://www.seamless3d.com/graphics-pen-touch-tablet/index.html

Thanks very much for your feedback Carlos, it's much appreciated Happy

thyme - 2017-08-20 21:58:57 in reply to Carlos Ferreira 2017-03-07 13:04:06

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