I received two answers for my first request for help
under my first thread titled "Painting with Sculptris".
Both answers came with attached videos. I am so
sorry, but my problem is regrettably not solved yet.
Even though I try to stay awake with open eyes,
I must admit that I have semantic deficits too.
In the manuals help for painting in Sculptris I read:
"Upon starting Paint Mode Sculptris will automatically
start by apply UV mapping to your model".
As you probably recognized: English is not my mother
language, I learn it since 20 years. Is it not better
to say ""Upon starting Paint Mode Sculptris will
automatically start by APPLYING UV mapping ...?""
Now: What is mapping? I know a map to use to find
a street in town. But what is it meant to be here?
And what is UV?
"Texture Map" Hmmm ... is the painting on my statuette
organized like a map? Because the position of the paint
on the statuette has to be defined in 3D other than in 2D?
The manual writes under "Paint Brushes and Tools":
"While in Paint Mode, the layout of the interface remains
the same as when in Sculpt Mode. However, different
tool buttons will now be available etc. etc.".
That is NOT TRUE! There is no GRAB Button, even
not in those videos I just watched 10 minutes ago.
Yes, I can zoom into the model, I can turn it around
two axes. But I cannot reach every point of my statuette,
because I miss the GRAB function which is so
useful under Sculpt Mode. If it is not existing, as I
presume, I CANNOT PAINT my statuette, I tried it
for hours again and again, it is impossible to paint my
statuette without having access to all sides and aspects
of the figure. For that: GRAB is an MUST - or not?
Certainly I do not understand other aspects of the paint
mode, especially the various techniques around masking.
But if this GRAB problem remains unsolved I need not
even to think about the next hurdles.
I wonder so much: Under SCULPT MODE I did not
even need to read the manual, it came so intuitive, at
one point I really thought: "God, this program thinks like
I think, it behaves like the BEST servant, it is an extension
of my brain which reaches into the computer."
Well, sometimes the servant has unpredictable eruptions
which can ruin the work including the Windows OS.
But therefore it is an Alpha-Version.- I can live with this.
I was and am still amazed by the excellent results one can
achieve with it - with a little talent, wonderful. First class.
It is no exaggeration: WORLD CLASS Number ONE!
Under PAINT MODE I read and read the manual again
and again and I cannot come to any conclusion with it.
I already had bad dreams about it. I would be SO
HAPPY to overcome this, I was SO HAPPY the last
week in the SCULPT MODE. My misery started with
this bloody unintuitive paint mode. It is SOO HARD.
With kind regards