One of the many new features in Maxons BodyPaint 3D Release 2 is the direct link to Maya for Windows and Macintosh. Maya users can now benefit from the attractive features of BodyPaint 3D, such as the RayBrush mode, which enables the user to paint in the rendered image. So you're able to see the final result in realtime. Or the MultiBrush, which can paint in up to 10 textures simultaneously with a single stroke, so a brush can define an entire material rather than a single color.
BodyPaint 3D's Projection Painting tool makes distortion-free painting a snap. This quick and easy tool lets you paint across UV seams or even multiple objects in a scene.
The link itself is as smooth as you can imagine. Create your model in Maya, set up the UVs and apply a basic material. All texture creation is now up to BodyPaint 3D. Select the "Send to..." command and your model will be transferred to BodyPaint 3D. The Setup Wizard makes it easy to create all the different textures for the individual channels even for multiple objects or complete hierarchies. Three mouse clicks and you're all set to start painting. BodyPaint 3D requires Maya 5.x or 6.x for Windows or Mac OS X.
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