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    • This is a modelling program, sculptris is a sculpting program. While they both end at a 3d output, the method to get there is completely different.
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Sculptris Comments

Two downsides

Comment by DanMan
about Sculptris Sep 2011

Currently, you can't edit the mesh anymore once you've started painting on it. Apart from that and the occasional crash it's a great piece of software. Did I mention it's free?


I absolutely love this program, it's very easy to use once ...

Comment by Boucha
about Sculptris Jun 2011

I absolutely love this program, it's very easy to use once you get the hang of it.
Sculptris is an amazing achievement but people familiar with the Zbrush demo may find Sculptris (Alpha 5) lacking in some regards and takes a little while to get used to but with some practice & patience it becomes obvious that Sculptris (Alpha 5) really is a powerful alternativeTo Zbrush, especially when you consider the fact that the guy who developed Sculptris "Tomas Pettersson" is now working for Pixologic, the creators of Zbrush!
"The original version 1.02 of Sculptris is now available under the name Alpha 5, free of charge for anyone to download and use without limitation. There is no official support, but an active and friendly community should be able to help you with any problems:

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