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yes, I'd have to say the current tool/software is a bit lame, which waste me too much time when trying to draft out the texture on the sculpture and then import it to graphics softwares like PS for doing further edit...

I was wondering if there's better texture tools around which allows me to draw the texture directly on the sculpture, without doing too much post-edit on it? pleassssse? :3

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some of the sculpting programs such as sculpty paint allow you to draw textures on to the sculpt and i have done this but only have the artistic skill for simple texture jobs if you use the full photoshop which i don't have i believe you can import the sculpt in to there and paint directly on the sculpt i know it can't be done in the elements edition

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Yeah, Photoshop has had 3D texturing capability since CS4 was introduced a couple of years ago. Even in CS5, though, it's not easy 3D texturing.  After all, Photoshop is fundamentally a 2D tool.  I have not used it myself, but I understand from Chosen Few ( .....  Where ARE you, Chosen? :smileysurprised: ) that Mudbox is probably the best tool to use these days.  Like most good software, it's pricey, which is why I haven't decided to buy it yet in addition to Photoshop.  Still, it's what I would probably get if I had the spare cash.

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I love Sculptypaint, but not for texturing.

If you do use it for texturing, I suggest painting a very rough draft of the texture, exporting it, and either elaborating it or using it as a rough guide for a new texture.

My own texturing process is actually to start with photograps and do various things to them to get them a little more suitable for being sculpted out as RGB data and wrapped on the derivative sculpt.

PS is something I have continued to experiment with, and I continue to be disappointed with it as not especially user-friendly.

I'm still using Lunapic online, but, thanks to suggestions from this forum, I have increasingly used Irfanview for cropping, flipping, simple rotation, negatives, and RGB swapping.

http://www.lunapic.com/editor/

http://www.irfanview.com/

Lunapic is pretty good for resizing, precise rotation, biaxial skews (less destructive than rotation?)and especially the transparent and magic wand functions nad cut/paste. I also use it occasionally for normalize, equalize and various other things. 

I no longer use Pixenate. It has become very buggy, and it doesn't do much of anything that I cant do with Irfanview and/or Lunapic. 

There are a lot of other applications you might like, though; many are free to use online. From a practical standpoint, I have got very little use ouf of Sporkforge, but I'm interested in some of the effects from a simple visual standpoint.

http://sporkforge.com/index.php

Depending upn what kind of image you're trying to produce, you might even enjoy some of the stuff that turns up on the Generator Blog.

http://generatorblog.blogspot.com/

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