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Dealing with occasional glitches

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Video: Dealing with occasional glitches

For such a powerful program, Sculptris usually runs really well. However, sometimes it does have a few hiccups. In this video, I'll explain what the most common bugs are and how to work around them. Occasionally, I'll have a problem where Sculptris doesn't respond to any sculpting. This is a totally random issue, so I can't make it happen in order to demonstrate it. However, when it does happen, you'll find that you can still navigate around the model and you can still click on things. It's just that none of the brushes have an effect. You could be sculpting on it and nothing is happening.

Dealing with occasional glitches

For such a powerful program, Sculptris usually runs really well. However, sometimes it does have a few hiccups. In this video, I'll explain what the most common bugs are and how to work around them. Occasionally, I'll have a problem where Sculptris doesn't respond to any sculpting. This is a totally random issue, so I can't make it happen in order to demonstrate it. However, when it does happen, you'll find that you can still navigate around the model and you can still click on things. It's just that none of the brushes have an effect. You could be sculpting on it and nothing is happening.

In order to fix this, I'd just save what I'm working on and restart Sculptris. After a restart, everything should work like normal. A different but similar problem is that sometimes I can sculpt, but the pressure sensitivity stops working. On my Wacom Tablet, of course I can press lightly and I get a light effect, or I can press hard and get a more pronounced effect, but when this bug strikes, it's all just the same level of hardness. The solution is the same as before. Just save what you're working on and restart. The last common problem is that every once in a while, Sculptris just completely crashes.

Luckily, Sculptris automatically saves what you're working on every minute or so. When you start back up, you'll find that it automatically reloads the saved file, so you might only lose a minute or so of work. Basically, if Sculptris isn't behaving the way it should, save what you're doing and restart. I find that that usually fixes these problems, as well as any rarer issues that I've had.

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Sculptris Essential Training

46 video lessons · 3924 viewers

Ryan Kittleson
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  1. 4m 43s
    1. Welcome
      41s
    2. Using the exercise files
      43s
    3. Optimizing Wacom tablet settings for Sculptris
      1m 51s
    4. Dealing with occasional glitches
      1m 28s
  2. 9m 52s
    1. Navigating around a model
      3m 43s
    2. Using dynamic tesselation
      2m 28s
    3. Loading and saving a model
      1m 55s
    4. Working with symmetry
      1m 46s
  3. 39m 13s
    1. Using the Grab tool
      3m 26s
    2. Sculpting with the Draw and Inflate brushes
      4m 26s
    3. Smoothing out details
      2m 40s
    4. Sculpting creases
      2m 37s
    5. Flattening and exaggerating details
      2m 34s
    6. Masking off protected areas
      2m 14s
    7. Using rotation
      4m 37s
    8. Resizing with Scale
      2m 32s
    9. Hiding parts of a model
      1m 55s
    10. Working with multiple objects
      2m 28s
    11. Duplicating objects
      3m 48s
    12. Posing asymmetrically
      5m 56s
  4. 18m 3s
    1. Using the hotbox
      2m 32s
    2. Using brush textures
      4m 15s
    3. Using different materials
      4m 12s
    4. Importing a reference image
      7m 4s
  5. 30m 20s
    1. Entering Paint mode
      2m 51s
    2. Painting color
      5m 4s
    3. Painting with textures
      6m 0s
    4. Painting bump maps
      5m 3s
    5. Masking in Paint mode
      3m 6s
    6. Painting materials
      4m 41s
    7. Exporting texture maps
      3m 35s
  6. 16m 41s
    1. Using Sculptris artistically
      3m 27s
    2. Blocking out the big shapes
      4m 4s
    3. Building in the secondary forms
      5m 15s
    4. Maintaining a sense of structure
      3m 55s
  7. 18m 2s
    1. Blocking out the basic shape
      5m 22s
    2. Sculpting the intermediate details
      8m 10s
    3. Adding the finishing touches
      4m 30s
  8. 19m 54s
    1. Starting from scratch
      5m 19s
    2. Detailing the face
      2m 46s
    3. Adding eyeballs, eyebrows, and teeth
      1m 53s
    4. Adding the body and clothing
      3m 42s
    5. Finishing the symmetrical details
      48s
    6. Adding hair
      4m 28s
    7. Finishing the sculpt
      58s
  9. 1m 12s
    1. Next steps
      1m 12s

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