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Toward Sculptris-like sculpting!


Farsthary writes:

As my new year surprise for the community I will show you my recent advances in the subdivision algorithm for Unlimited Clay: now those ugly long and thin stretched triangles belong to the past! hope you like it

PS: before you ask, no, this is still not committed to my branch: there´s a bunch of issues not shown in this video that will prevent this for public usage yet but don´t worry, I´m working very hard to get as soon as possible a public build!

Best wishes for this new year!


Farsthary is living in Cuba and spends a lot of time on Blender development - a small donation via PayPal will help him a lot! There's a Donate link on his site below:


About the Author

Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. Hi guys :)

    Thanks a lot! everytime the community get exited it makes me more committed to my work and provides me new strengths!
    hopes this year I could give lots of surprises!

  2. That is very, very impressive and it will make a huge difference in sculpting performance and results.

    Big thumbs upçç

    However, fFrom my experiments with the sculpting I think it will also be necessary to put an eye on good scripts to reduce and clean the results of sculpting (faces too small, non-manifold geometry, etc.) so that there are no problems at the back end once the sculpting has been finished.

    But, yes, from what I'm seeing in that video presentation... just brilliant!! :D

  3. When a farsthary 1.0 3D, next week ? 2.0 the next month ?
    Seriously, you are incredible, go to blender foundation immediately...

  4. "need soe kind of retopo tool or meshcleaning tool as Ignatz said"
    There was a GSOC project for automatic Quad retopology modifier.
    However, it was never finished.
    Maybe someone will pick it up.

  5. Well...I am not easily amazed but I have to admit...
    Your skills are out of this world.
    I have tried Scultris 2 months and I was very excited with the idea a modelling with expendable mesh, but unfortunatly I did not manage to produce something worth showing,
    I think blender sculpt mode allow you more control somehow.
    But it is my personal experience.
    Can wait to try within blender!!!
    Thank for making Blender move a step forward in the word of modelling!

    Ps:I would love to run a decimate on a mesh of your to see what would the result be like.

  6. farsthary, eres un genio. No tengo palabras para agradecerte el increible trabajo que llevas a cabo para convertir Blender en un programa de primer nivel.
    Estabas tambien implementando Iluminacion global, si no recuerdo mal. ¿Sigues adelante con ese proyecto?. Para mi es lo mas importante, pero me da la impresion de que la render branch hace tiempo que no parece evolucionar. Eres tu quien se ocupa de esa "branch" o no tiene nada que ver contigo?
    Increible tu unlimited clay, de nuevo, gracias y saludos desde España

  7. qwed88 - It's fine because technically speaking you're donating it to a Canadian, who is completely legally entitled to travel to Cuba and donate money to whomever you wish. The Cuban government doesn't exactly have problems with people bringing in money and leaving it there. :)

  8. Amazing work !!
    Just a question, if it’s a modifier, that means that we don’t need a retopo tool? It would theoretically possible to sculpt on a base mesh, and then disable the opengl view!!

  9. What the hell the blender foundation wait to hire this guy?!
    Hire him now, now!!! before someone else do it for you, damn!

    Ton...?? ;)

  10. If Blender only had about 10 more farstharys!!!!
    Show your support. Send a donation now and help encourage other brilliant coders to join the effort to make Blender better and better.


  11. I love sculptris and I love blender. The two of them (sort of) in the same program will be absolutely awsome! Please, keep up the good work!

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