This download of ChronoSculpt 1.0 Software from Lightwave by NewTek is a stand-alone application that allows 3D modelers, texture artists, and other visually-oriented designers to directly manipulate cached geometry files from any application. ChronoSculpt 1.0 is made available as an all-in-one download that is compatible with computers running Windows, Mac, or Linux. During installation, the software will automatically detect your OS and install the proper version.
ChronoSculpt 1.0 introduces Sculpting Over Time, a feature that allows users to review and correct cache animation and dynamic simulations using time-based sculpting tools, such as Sculpt, Drag, Pinch, and Erase. Powered by the "Hydra" Geometry Engine, these tools may be used to deform and manipulate geometry over the duration of the length of the animation, including objects of up to 10 million polygons. Sculpting Over Time makes it possible to paint out errors on dynamic simulations, completely change the look of a character, or animate and export facial expressions and blend shapes. ChronoSculpt also introduces Pinning, a feature that allows you to make changes to the baked dynamic simulation cache files to fix simulation jitter, soft body penetrations, or to remove stray simulation artifacts to complete your work.
Once your work is complete, you may export any individual frame, or the entire timeline from your project directly to your main 3D application, such as LightWave 3D, Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, and Softimage, The Foundry's Modo, Maxon Cinema 4D, and more.
Sculpt: The main tool for modifying points. It displaces outwards or inwards the points over which it passes, giving the effect of adding material on the model.
Drag: Creates a smooth falloff to the vertices affected by the Drag operation (the slowing down or speeding up of the time taken for an individual keyframe)
Pinch: Shrinks or expands geometry
Erase: Uses a brush interface to remove user-created or preset deformations and animations to return the object to its original state
Transform: Transform individual parts of an animation. For example, transform the shape of a single shard of glass in a breaking window to something else or force it to move where you'd like, such as where an actor will be composited into a scene
Pining: Brush your cache to freeze geometry and remove dynamic jitter after simulations
Bulge: Expands or contracts geometry with a falloff