Any recommendations by people here for whether it’s a good or bad idea to get this software?
Seems to be a nice toolkit (when using the “Professional” version) but maybe there are others or free alternatives that you would like to recommend instead?
Don’t know if it’s better to use dynamic shader-based solutions that generate procedural stuff, like NeoTexture plugin. Don’t know if there are so many 10,000+ cool settings for these alternatives either.
From what I can tell Filter Forge (which does look pretty awesome by the by) is primarily sold as a Photoshop plugin. If you’re interested in making procedurally generated textures for your projects in Photoshop then this is one way to go it seems.
But this isn’t an app that you can just plug into JME or Blender or something like that.
Says it is “also a standalone app” somewhere on their site.
I know there are others like “TextureMaker” but I’m just not that experienced enough - can’t compare all them.
I use a pretty old software called “PhotoImpact” sometimes and have used “Inkscape” for similar purposes - but they aren’t that great - often only give you bumpmaps that you have to convert to normal maps yourself and their libraries of predefined things are quite small.
Yup. It is. The output it creates is xml based so you can go ahead and use that in whatever you want… According to Wikipedia on this (and even on Filter Forge’s website) it can act as a plugin for any application that is 8bf compatible (I have no idea what that means).
Even on the front page of Filter Forge it says in the sub script
A plugin for Adobe Photoshop that allows you to build your own filters.
I guess it’ll really depend on what you want to use it for. Like are you planning on using it for static models that you then import into JME? Or where your plans to use it to adjust stuff in JME?
If it’s the later then you may have some work on your hands.
Okay, the Wikipedia article was good reading material. I checked all the sites and stores and all these apps have their pro and con and special licensing (Substance Painter is available in a special indie license for example).
I don’t know … the 80% off seem a great deal. But one should not rush into things and get locked-in to yet another software. Hm hm…
Seems like no one here has graphics artists making use of these tools which is a little disappointment. But anyways,
LOL: So I found out that you only need to change the browser or the computer (or delete all cookies) in order to get your own 80 percent off “for two days” again. Actually on the second day they reduce it to 75 percent off - which I don’t like at all. Not sure I want to buy software from a company that gives “special offers” like these…
By the way … the new Hovertank looks even more impressive than the old one (exept for the back of the turret maybe because there’s a clear jigsaw pattern and the UVs seem to not have been aligned properly which could easily be done).